The Royals rebounded from a tough loss on Friday night, to take an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals improved to 46-44, and pulled within 7.5 games of AL Central leader Cleveland pending the result of their game against the Twins (4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth). The Tigers fell to 47-44 and 7.0 games behind the Indians.
The KC Royals offense got the job done against the Tigers with an 11 hit, 7 walk attack that produced eight runs. The Kansas City Royals also benefited from a hit batsman and wild pitch to produce a four-run first inning, and a three-run fifth inning. Those crooked frames pretty much determined the game’s outcome.
Let’s just hope the patience at the plate is something that continues into the second half of the season, rather than being just a one-game blip. Yet, I doubt many people that has watched this team over the last 2.5 years has much hope of that. Though, I will point out that free-swinging hitters Alcides Escobar and Salvador Perez both drew walks in this game.
Every Knasas City Royals starter hit safely except for Kendrys Morales, who did contribute a walk. That means all nine KC Royals hitters reached base safely Saturday night.
On to my observations about Saturday’s game:
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