KC Royals Finish Series With a 7-4 Win Over the Indians

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The KC Royals went into the game Thursday afternoon hoping to get a solid start out of Edinson Volquez after the bullpen was used far more than expected not even 24 hours earlier. It would be only the 5th time in his entire career that Volquez would pitch at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals would be going against the reigning Cy Young award winner, Corey Kluber.

You can see the box score for the game here.

School day at the “K” began with a rain delay that lasted over two hours. Once the game finally started, the Kansas City Royals came out with a bang. Volquez retired the first three batters and we all hoped that this would be another impressive start for Volquez.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, Alex Gordon was hit by a pitch and later scored after a Mike Moustakas single and an error by right-fielder, Brandon Moss. Lorenzo Cain followed with a ground ball single to right field.

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With two men on, Eric Hosmer hit his 5th home run on a line drive straight into center field, giving him his 14th RBI against the Indians this season. This all came with still no outs to put KC up 4-0. Kluber was able to get all three outs with no further damage done by the KC Royals.

The first hit of the game, for the Indians, came in the 2nd with a triple off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall. He later came to score on a ground out by David Murphy to cut the Royals lead to 4-1. This was the start of what would turn out to be a very rough night for Volquez.

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