The KC Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 at Safeco Field on Sunday to end a moribund road trip on a high note. Ian Kennedy, Danny Duffy, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Hosmer, and Alcides Escobar had big games for the struggling Royals.
After five straight losses in a row, along with a road losing steak of seven games, the Kansas City Royals earned a much needed win on Sunday in Seattle. All the KC Royals fans poised to jump off the mid-town bridge can relax and safely return to their living rooms free from the specter of resumed losing.
Escobar led off the third with a double down the right-field corner. He scored on a Lorenzo Cain single to center and that would be all the runs they would need. Cain would score the Kansas City Royals third run in the fifth inning on an infield hit by Hoz and a bad throw to first base.
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In the sixth, the Mariners got the bases loaded with no outs. Duffy came in throwing 97 mph and struck out Dae-Ho Lee who was hitting for Lind. Duffy then struck out Kyle Seager looking. With two outs and the bases still loaded, Mariners catcher Ianetta got a nice base hit to right; but Dyson charged fast and threw out Robinson Cano at home for the third out. Great play by Dice for his third assist of the young season. He really got to the ball quickly and unleashed a great throw to home. There were two outs so Cano should have scored easily from second.
Maybe Cano could have used a more aerodynamic hair style. Hey, it helped Hoz in the World Series.
In the eighth, Hosmer skied a solo home run to right-center to give the KC Royals a 4-1 lead. The ball was hit so high off Vidal Nuno there were reports of hail as far as Tacoma. Hoz has a one-game hitting streak if anyone is counting.
Kennedy got the win, Wade Davis got the save yada, yada, yada.
Hosmer looked pretty good with a bucket of ice on his head. But I’m not so sure Picasso Bond is too happy with him.
Four excellent shutout innings by the bullpen that was without Luke Hochevar due to elbow soreness.
April is going to be awesome!
I can’t wait to read about the upcoming Washington series at the “K” on kingsofkauffman.com!
See you all out there!