The Royals dropped their second straight game to division rival Cleveland, falling 6-1 on Friday night at Jacobs Field.
The KC Royals dropped to 30-24 on the season, and their AL Central lead dwindled to 1/2 game over Cleveland. The Indians boosted their record to 29-24, and took over second place in the AL Central with a Chicago loss.
The Kansas City Royals played their second sloppy game on the road. After blowing their first post-seventh inning lead of the season in Thursday’s 5-4 loss, the KC Royals continued to make blunders that helped the Indians on Friday. Though they allowed only one unearned run, Kansas City’s negligent play helped the Indians take a commanding 6-1 lead into the ninth inning and cut off their chances to rally.
Frankly, it has been a bit startling to see such bad play after a long string of excellent, even championship caliber, baseball from our Boys In Blue.
On to my observations about Friday’s game:
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