1) Royals Offense Is Hitting On All Cylinders
The Kansas City Royals rapped out more than 10 hits for the fourth game in a row, this time against the team with the second best ERA in the AL rather than the pitching challenged Twins. No matter, the Royals plated 7 runs to open their four game series against the AL Central leading White Sox on Friday night.
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Yeah. That pretty much answers the question about the Royals recent success simply being due to playing the Twins.
The only starter that did not get a hit Friday night was Lorenzo Cain. Everyone else contributed to Kansas City’s 13-hit attack, including multi-hit games from Alcides Escobar, Whit Merrifield, Eric Hosmer, and Cheslor Cuthbert.
The White Sox held Paulo Orlando to one single in four at bats, but he did manager to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Salvador Perez also went 1 for 4 to run his hitting string to 12 straight games.
For the first time all season, the Kansas City Royals are getting regular contributions from every phase of the team. Hitting, Defense, starters, and relievers. Let’s hoe the team can answer skeptics created by the recent injury to Moose with a long streak of strong play.
That’s how you show people what it means to be the defending World Champions.