The Royals broke out of their four-game slide behind Ian Kennedy‘s dominant 7.0 inning performance on Sunday, helping KC defeat the Houston Astros 6-1 at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals improved to 39-35 to remain five games behind Cleveland in the AL Central. Meanwhile, the Astros dropped to 39-37 in the AL West, 10 games behind the Texas Rangers.
The KC Royals snapped the Astros seven-game winning streak, which had thrust them back into contention for an AL Wild Card. If the Astros continue to play well between now and the end of July, I can’t imagine they will become sellers at the deadline.
The Kansas CIty Royals still have the best home record in baseball at 26-10, despite losing two straight at Kauffman Stadium to the Astros on Friday and Saturday. Ian Kennedy has been nails at the K, showing that his fly ball tendencies make him a perfect fit for the Kansas City Royals home park.
Even so, the KC Royals will need to add rotation help in the next few weeks if they hope to run down the Cleveland Indians in the Central.
On to my observations about the game:
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