KC Royals Attack Stymied by Tigers Ace David Price


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I’ve attended three KC Royals games so far in 2015, and Edinson Volquez has started them all. This one didn’t end in victory as the previous two did, but Volquez still pitched a solid game in a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. He just happened to be going up against a former Cy Young winner in David Price, who pitched a complete game gem, giving up just one run on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

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Even with Price’s quiet brilliance on full display, the Royals kept within striking distance and made a little noise with a beautiful solo shot by Lorenzo Cain with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. But it was not to be. There was a ton of positive energy in the park, but alas – no magic.

Volquez gave up a leadoff walk to Rajai Davis in the third, which led to a run when Christian Colon made a throwing error while attempting to turn a double play. Then gave up another run in the fifth when Ian Kinsler singled in Anthony Gose from second after a double.

Although their team lost tonight, I sensed no anger or frustration from Royals fans after the game. Perhaps, like me, they’d thoroughly enjoyed themselves with great company in spite of the loss. Everybody knows you can’t win ’em all, just as we know nobody is really as good as the Royals have looked so far this season. They’re only human after all, apparently. But even in defeat, they were one swing away in the end. Comforting.

One thing I know for sure – these Royals mean business. They’re awfully good, and will likely be battling these talented Tigers all season long for the division title. They can start the year off on the right foot with a series-clinching victory on Sunday. Should be a fun summer in cowtown (sorry motor citians…but I predict mild disappointments in your futures).

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