Royals Report: Danny Duffy Dominates Cardinals In 6-2 Win
By John Viril
The Royals won their second straight game Monday night, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in the first of four consecutive games against their cross-state inter-league rival.
The Kansas City Royals improved to 40-35, remaining five games behind AL Central leader Cleveland who won their 10th straight game Monday. The Cardinals fell to 39-36 and 10 games behind NL Central leader Chicago Cubs.
The KC Royals recovered from a tough first inning in which the Cardinals seized a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run by Matt Holliday. The Kansas City Royals responded with a two-RBI single from Kendrys Morales in the bottom half of the inning to knot the score at 2-2, then added a four-run rally in the second to take control of the game.
The KC Royals continue to gyrate between winning and losing streaks. Their current two game string followed four straight losses. Earlier in the season, the Kansas City Royals sandwiched an eight game losing streak with between a six game winning streak and a five game run. Let’s hope the Royals can continue the trend by rolling over the Cardinals for the next three games.
On to my observations about Monday’s game:
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