I work really early tomorrow, so this is going to be a super quick recap.
The Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-2. They salvaged a split in the four-game series. They took a big step forward in their quest to not lose more home games than any other team in the history of baseball.
Lucas Duda hit his 11th homer in the second inning to tie the game at 1-1. Then the Royals fell behind by a run.
In the fourth, Kansas City scored three runs. Jorge Bonifacio tripled, Ryan O’Hearn singled, and Hunter Dozier doubled. They added one in the fifth on a double by Rosell Herrera, and Whit Merrifield singled home a sixth run in the next inning.
That is 16 straight error-less games from the Royals, which is a pretty amazing streak.
Glenn Sparkman made his first big-league start, going four innings and giving up two runs. Brian Flynn got the win by pitching a scoreless fifth.
I wasn’t even supposed to HAVE this thread, man. Ryan Heffernon messaged me today and was all “hey man, can you do the thread tonight?” And I was like, sure, why not? It was going to end at like, 10:00, right? Pfft.
You’re welcome, Ryan. You are welcome indeed.
The Royals are 37-84. They split the series. Next up is a trip to Chicago for a weekend series with the White Sox.