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Game 116 can finally be put to rest as Royals fall to Red Sox 5-4

Well, that was quick

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It took 15 days, but the top of the 10th inning finally resumed between the Royals and Red Sox, continuing their August 7th rubber match. It lasted all of 13 minutes, with the Red Sox walking the Royals off 5-4 in the 10th.

Nick Dini led off the 10th by lining out to first. He hit for Meibrys Viloria, who had doubled and driven in two back on the 7th. Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor was able to get the Royals in order.

Kansas City sent Richard Lovelady to the mound, who struck out Andrew Benintendi but gave up a double to Christian Vazquez on his next pitch to put the winning run on second. Vazquez was then relieved by old friend (?) Chris Owings on the bases. The Royals elected to intentionally walk Sam Travis to set up the double play, bringing Brock Holt to the plate.

Well, former All-Star Brock Holt, that is. You can thank Ned Yost for that. The desired double play never happened, as Holt lined Lovelady’s 1-1 offering off the Green Monster, driving in Owings to end the game.

On the bright side, we’ll never have to deal with what would happen if Cheslor Cuthbert had snapped his 0-39 streak during a suspended game.

Up Next: Royals at Indians, Friday, August 23, 2019, 6:10 PM CDT, Progressive Field. RHP Jakob Junis (8-11, 4.78 ERA) v. RHP Zach Plesac (6-4, 3.53 ERA)