The Royals won their fifth straight game by smashed the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The KC Royals pounded out a season-high 18 hits, which extended their string of games with 10 or more to eight in a row.
The Kansas City Royals improved to 29-22, and extended their lead over Cleveland in the AL Central to two games. Tampa Bay slid to 22-28, losing their third game in a row.
The Kansas City offense continues to pour it on, with every starter hitting safely Tuesday night. Heck, even Jarrod Dyson slapped a hit after replacing the injured Brett Eibner. That means every PLAYER in the lineup got a hit at least one hit.
The recent flood of hits has inflated the team batting average to .272, good for fourth in all of major-league baseball. Lorenzo Cain got things rolling with a two-run HR (8) in the first. Tampa Bay erased that lead with a three-run shot of their own from Corey Dickerson. Kansas City tied itup in the third, and broke open the game with a five-run fourth inning in which the Royals sent nine batters to the plate and collected six hits.
The KC Royals won their sixth series in a row and will go for the sweep on Wednesday.
On to my five observations about Tuesday’s game:
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