Royals Report: 4 Things About Breaking The Losing Streak
By John Viril
3) Cheslor Cuthbert Must Have Been Listening Because He Produced
Just this morning, I wrote how Cheslor Cuthbert needed to start producing at the plate or else the Kansas City Royals front office would be forced to seek other solutions for third base. On Saturday, Cuthbert slammed two rather timely solo home runs to maintain his claim to the hot corner.
Cuthbert’s first bomb came in the third inning off Chicago starter Carlos Quintana to give the KC Royals a 1-0 lead. Bert added a second dinger in the eighth inning, also off Quintana, to score an important insurance run that made the score 3-0.
Oh yeah, Cuthbert also made a dazzling play at third base by diving to spear a screaming low liner off the bat of Adam Eaton to retire the Sox in the eighth.
You can see Cuthbert discussing the win by playing the below video:
The 23-year-old Cuthbert not only came though with some much-needed extra base power, it was his first multi-homer game of his young career. Btw, Cuthbert watched teammate Eric Hosmer smack two home runs Friday, and he used Hosmer’s lumber for two more dongs on Saturday.
Cuthbert went 3-4 on the day, with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s, which raised his triple slash to a much more respectable .270/.289/.414.
Congrats, Cheslor. Keep up the good work!
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