The Royals looked like the defending World Champions for the first time in weeks. Not only did the Kansas City Royals win 5-1 over the Atlanta Braves Friday night, they played like a team that expects to challenge for the AL pennant.
The KC Royals played well in all phases of the game, offense, defense, starting pitching and relievers all did their jobs. That’s just not what’s been happening for the last two weeks.
The Royals pulled within one game of .500 at 17-18, while the Braves fell to 8-26 on the season.
About the only thing that went wrong on a chilly Friday the 13th at Kauffman Stadium is that the cold, wet conditions forced the team to cancel a scheduled fireworks display. Oh well, the Kansas City Royals hitters decided to take matters into their own hands.
The biggest turnaround is that everything felt really normal for the first time in a long time.
That’s the best news that the Kansas City Royals could have hoped for after watching third baseman Mike Moustakas, and starting pitchers Chris Young and Kris Medlen get put on the disabled list in the last week. The team can take another step back to normality with a solid start from Dillon Gee in his first KC Royals start on Saturday, who is stepping in for Chris Young.
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