The Royals once again fell victim to the home run on the road, giving up a walk-off two-run dinger in the bottom of the ninth to lose 4-2 against the Tigers in Detroit.
The Kansas City Royals fell to 46-45, and sit 7.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central pending the results of Sunday’s games. Meanwhile, the Tigers improved to 48-44 and 6 games behind Cleveland.
The KC Royals wasted a fine outing by Yordano Ventura, but little mistakes that they used to exploit against other teams bit Kansas City today. The Tigers scored two runs on a balk and a wild pitch, which prevented the Royals from using Wade Davis to close out the game in the ninth.
The only good thing I have to say about this garbage is that at least Ned Yost isn’t likely to repeat this lineup. As I predicted, Yost played the same starting nine that scored eight runs on Saturday. That included yet another iteration of Alcides Escobar at lead-off stupidity.
Frankly, I’m getting sick of the KC Royals blowing games in the late innings. On to my observations about this piece of crap game:
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