The Royals looked like their championship selves, riding strong pitching, outstanding defense, and just enough offense to win 3-2 over Boston in game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader.
The Kansas City Royals won their third game in a row with a tight, well-played game against the Boston Red Sox.
First baseman Eric Hosmer got things going with a two-run bomb to center field in first inning, starter Ian Kennedy held down Boston’s potent offense allowing two runs in 5.2 innings, and the bullpen closed out the game after Jarrod Dyson scored on a sacrifice fly from Lorenzo Cain in the sixth.
The team win put the KC Royals just over the .500 mark at 20-19, while the Red Sox dropped their second straight game to fall to 24-16.
The Kansas City Royals appear to be out of their three-week funk, even if they lose the second game of the double-header. The game 1 win nailed down the KC Royals second straight series win after dropping five in a row.
On to my observations about game 1:
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