The KC Royals lost to Texas, 5-2.
Starter Yordano Ventura took one for the team on Wednesday night, as he didn’t have it to start the game. He allowed a leadoff home run to Shin-Soo Choo (his second straight). Ventura needed 31 pitches to get through the first, but was thankful to only be trailing 2-0.
Prince Fielder increased the lead to 4-0 in the second.
Ventura allowed a run in the fourth, but pitched much better after the first two innings. He retired eight in a row before Delino DeShields, Jr (who tripled in the fourth) doubled to lead off the seventh.
Kelvin Herrera returned from his suspension and worked around a one out single in the eighth.
The Royals offense finally broke through in the seventh, on RBI doubles by Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez. They had just six total hits, three coming in that inning.