The Royals continue to roll with yet another late-inning rally to take a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Memorial Day victory extended Kansas City’s winning streak to four games.
The Kansas City Royals ran their record to 28-22 and extended their AL Central lead to 1.5 games. The Tampa Bay Rays fell to 22-27 (last place in AL East).
The KC Royals took a slim 2-1 lead into the eighth inning, only to watch the Rays scratch out a run on an RBI single from Kansas City area native Logan Morrison. The Royals responded with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the eighth, capped by Eric Hosmer’s three-run home run, that put the game out of reach.
Once again, Kansas City Royals late-game magic has carried the defending world champions to a win.
With both the Rays and Royals wearing camouflage caps to in honor of our nation’s servicemen, I couldn’t imagine a better way to cap off America’s Memorial Day celebration and to start the summer.
Let there be baseball!
On to my five observations about Monday’s game:
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