The Royals followed up their walkoff win Sunday against the Braves with an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The KC Royals notched back-to-back wins for the first time since April 22-24.
The Kansas City Royals climbed to .500 at 19-19, while the Boston Red Sox fell to 24-15. The Royals gained a game on the White Sox, and now trail the AL Central leaders by 4.5 games.
Whew. It’s about time.
Finally the KC Royals won two games in a row. Three weeks is a long time to wait.
For the first time in long time, the KC Royals are looking like themselves. They’ve won three out of their last four games and just might be finding their way out of the wilderness.
The much-maligned offense slammed five extra base hits, including home runs from Eric Hosmer (7) and Paulo Orlando (1). Hosmer’s blast tied him for the team lead with injured third-baseman Mike Moustakas.
The bullpen did it’s job with Luke Hochevar, Kelvin Herrera, and Joakim Soria holding the Red Sox scoreless over the last 3.1 innings, and the offense turned a precarious one-run lead into a comfortable 8-4 bulge with a three-run rally in the eighth.
Adding to the good news, Mike Moustakas is headed out for his rehab assignment at NW Arkansas tomorrow according to MLB.com reporter Jeffrey Flanagan:
On to my four observations about Tuesday’s game:
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