The Royals notched their fifth straight victory by defeating the Cleveland Indians 9-4 Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The sweep has propelled the KC Royals into a first place tie in the AL Central with the Indians.
The Kansas City Royals blew open a tight 3-2 game when Salvador Perez slammed a three-run blast with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night. The Indians were never really in the game after Perez’s pivotal hit.
Kansas City swept the Indians in Kansas City, which repays Cleveland for the four-game doughnut the Tribe hung on the Royals at Jacobs Field almost two weeks ago. That drubbing triggered an eight-game losing streak for the defending World Champions.
Ian Kennedy earned his fifth win of the season, lasting 6.2 innings while allowing 4 runs. The final two scores came in the seventh inning, when the KC Royals had already opened a seven-run lead.
The only sour note of the evening came before the game when the Kansas City Royals announced they had designated second baseman Omar Infante for assignment. Though the move means the KC Royals are eating around $14.7 million remaining on his contract, it was necessary due to the team’s need for extra bullpen help and Infante’s lack of production.
On to my observations about Wednesday’s Game:
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