Royals Report: 4 Things About Tough Finale In Chicago
By John Viril
The Royals failed for the second series in a row to earn a sweep after taking the first two games, falling 3-2 to the 1983 throwback-wearing White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
Former Kansas City Royals outfielder Melky Cabrera got his old team with a key two-run single in the fifth inning to seize a 3-1 lead. The White Sox bullpen held on for a one-run win. The KC Royals fell to 22-21 on the season, and are now again 3.5 games behind the division leading Chicago White Sox at 26-18.
While a sweep would have been sweet, Kansas City Royals fans aren’t complaining about winning three series in a row.
The KC Royals played good defense, enjoyed solid bullpen support, and did manage to get eight hits and two walks, but just couldn’t bunch enough offense in one inning to do any real damage against White Sox starter Carlos Rodon.
Overall, it was a pretty well-played game that the Kansas City Royals happened to lose. Oh well. The KC Royals now head to Minnesota to take on the Twins.
On to my observations about Sunday’s games:
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