Kansas City Royals Handle Business, Sweep White Sox
By Eric Boston
The Kansas City Royals finished off the weekend by sweeping the Chicago White Sox. This is exactly the weekend the team needed to have. Now one week from the trade deadline and 1.5 games out of the division lead, anything can happen.
The win today makes it five in a row for the Kansas City Royals. The power was on display for the second game in a row. It also marked twice in three days that the team won in walk-off fashion. The final in the series finale was 5-4.
Whit Merrifield took home player of the day honors. Why not? When you hang dong not once, but twice there’s a good chance you played at least a little better than everyone else. Whit knocked solo homeruns in the fourth and eighth innings bringing his season total to 10. Luckily for the Kansas City Royals that wasn’t all the offense could produce on this day.
Eric Hosmer (15) and Jorge Bonifacio (13) both visited Dong Town on Sunday afternoon as well. The duo joined Whit in showing off their power strokes in the fourth inning. For Jorge chalk his consecutive games with a homerun streak up to TWO!
Even with balls flying out of Kauffman stadium as if the teams were playing on the Little K, the game entered the ninth tied at four. Which leads me to this question…
…Is Brandon Moss beginning to figure things out?
Moss, who hit one of five dongs on Saturday night, came to bat in the game’s final frame. He did so with two runners on base and a chance to finish off the South Siders. What do you know, the man who has struggled all season came through clutch with a walk-off double!
That kiddos is a nice way to finish off the weekend. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
The Kansas City Royals now hit the road carrying some good momentum. Remember before the All-Star break when Dayton Moore declared his team all in? After this weekend I would say it is a safe bet we see a move, or two, to back those claims up.
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The team heads to Detroit for a three game set with the Tigers starting Monday night. The two teams split a four game series last week, the Royals taking the final two games to begin their current win streak. After that Kansas City will head to Boston this weekend.