Royals get back in the win column

The KC Royals returned home and got back in the win column with a 3-2 victory over division rival Chicago.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth when the Royals took the lead on a two out Alex Rios RBI double.

Royals starter Edinson Volquez during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Royals starter Edinson Volquez during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

When the White Sox came right back to tie the game in the top of the sixth, the Royals came right back to take the lead. Three straight hits started the inning, with Lorenzo Cain driving in a run with a double and Eric Hosmer following with an RBI single.

That was enough for Edinson Volquez, who earned his 11th victory. He allowed one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out three. Two of the four hits Volquez allowed came in the sixth.

Luke Hochevar and Franklin Morales combined for a scoreless eighth before Greg Holland earned his 24th save. Holland did allow a solo home run in the ninth.

 

The Royals look to start a winning streak on Saturday when they send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound. Guthrie REALLY needs a good start or he could find himself looking for a job.

 

*While none of the Royals full season minor league affiliates are playing well right now, none has been worse than High-A Wilmington, who lost their franchise worst 12th in a row tonight (thank goodness they won the first half). Nothing seems to be going right, especially their offense. Hopefully they can right the ship soon.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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