The Royals pulled out a bizarro-land victory in thirteen innings against the Atlanta Braves on Kendrys Morales‘ two-run walkoff home run to nail down a 4-2 win on Sunday.
Both the KC Royals and Braves dressed in throwback uniforms to honor Kansas City’s Negro League museum, with KC in Monarchs uniforms and the Braves wearing Atlanta Black Crackers. Many fans came “Dressed to the Nines” for the event.
Whew. What a marathon that would have been completely deflating if the Kansas City Royals had lost. Instead, the KC Royals used nine pitchers to pull within one game of .500 at 18-19. The Atlanta Braves fell to 9-27. The Royals also won their first series since April 22-24 over the Baltimore Orioles after losing five in a row.
In Sunday’s bizarro-day game, Wade Davis was the only KC pitcher to give up runs, blowing a 2-0 Kansas City Royals lead in the ninth inning. Every other pitcher held the Braves scoreless, including three gutty innings from lefty reliever Scott Alexander.
Danny Duffy opened the game as the starter, but lasted only three innings because he was on a strict pitch count. The KC Royals finally ended the ordeal when Kendrys Morales blasted a Jason Grilli pitch over the center-field wall.
On to my observations about the game:
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