The KC Royals lost the series to visiting Boston, as they lost the finale on Sunday, 13-2. Starter Chris Young proved he is human.
Young allowed three home runs, including a two-run shot to Mookie Betts in the Red Sox five-run 5th inning to chase Young from the game.
Betts fell a single short of the cycle, as he doubled off Young and tripled off Aaron Brooks, who pitched the final three innings. He allowed three runs on six hits. Four of those hits went for extra bases (two doubles to Xander Bogaerts and a triple to Brock Holt). Holt fell a homer short of the cycle (he already hit for the cycle this week).
On offense for the Royals, they collected nine hits and scored their two runs in the ninth. Their 2-3-4 hitters of Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, and Kendrys Morales each had two hits in the loss. LoCain’s two out, two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth accounted for all of their scoring.
The Royals look to get back on track on Monday night when they begin a three-game series in Seattle. Joe Blanton will make the start against King Felix. Former Royal Mike Montgomery will start the second game for the Mariners against Jeremy Guthrie. Danny Duffy will return from the DL to start on Wednesday.
*In desperate need of catching, the Red Sox claimed former Royals catcher Erik Kratz off waivers.