For one last game in 2019, the KC Royals put together a good show and sent manager Ned Yost out on a perfect note.
On September 29th, the KC Royals, along with the rest of the MLB started their last games of the regular season. The Royals were on a 3 game losing streak that saw them reach 103 loses. With one more, they would see the same 104 they racked up in the previous season.
The team wouldn’t go down without a fight, though. The Twins got up quickly, putting 3 on the board in the first innings and setting the tone for the game. Jorge Soler tried to get things going with a run in the first, but the Royals were unable to keep moving.
A two-run third 4th tied the game at 3 but the Twins Jason Castro sent a home run into the stands, putting his team up by 1. Ryan O’Hearn created some interest when he batted in Hunter Dozier in the 8th, tying the game again at 4, but the Royals were still unable to keep the momentum going.
Finally, in the bottom of the ninth, Humberto Arteaga led off the innings with a double to left, followed by a single form Nick Dini, moving Arteaga to third. On a 1-2 pitch, Brett Phillips sent a sacrifice fly to right, bringing in Arteaga, and securing a Royals win.
While the win was a great way to send off the 2019 season, the win meant a little more to the team. The Royals were able to battle through and crank out a fun, difficult win for manager Ned Yost during his last major league game.
This game was likely emotional for many players, and for Yost as well, making it a top moment of September.