The Royals beat the Tigers, 4-3. They are 53-101.
I don’t want to sound like a dull writer or anything, but I’m trying to find the excitement here. There are only eight more games in the season.
Alex Gordon hit an RBI single in the first inning. Then he hit another one in the third to make it 2-0. The Royals added two runs in the fourth when Rosell Herrera hit an RBI double and Cam Gallagher hit a sacrifice fly. 4-0.
Ian Kennedy made it through seven strong innings, which was unexpected. He gave up two runs, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. Kevin McCarthy gave up another in the eighth to bring the Tigers within one. But Wily Peralta held Detroit off to allow Kansas City to hold on. He earned his 12th save, and he still has not blown one yet.
Kennedy: 7.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, and six strikeouts. He has been much better since he came back from the DL. He is 3-8.
Alex Gordon continued his strong second half by going 3-for-4, which increased his average up to .246. Couple that with the fact that he’s going to win a Gold Glove and, well, it could be a lot worse.
Tomorrow, the series continues with an unusual 5:10 pm CDT first pitch. The Royals will hand the ball to Jake Junis, who is in line to start two more times this year.