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Old 03-31-2024, 12:06 AM
 
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Thursday: Twins 4 @ Royals 1.

Royce Lewis and Maikel Garcia (lead off) each had solo hoe runs in the first. Manuel Margot had a single to lead off the 3rd, 3 batters latter went to 2nd on a Lewis single, Margot scored on a Carlos Correa double moving Lewis to 3rd, Carlos Santana was intentionally walked to load the bases before Max Kepler left the loaded with a fly out to center to end the inning. In the bottom half Bobby Witt Jr. had a 2 out double, but Vinnie Pasquantino grounded out to end the inning. There wasn’t another runner to second this game until the 8th inning when Correa and Santana started the top half with back to back singles, but Kepler popped out and then Kyle Farmer and Willi Castro each struck out. Alex Kirilloff pinch hitting for Margot singled to start the 9th, Byron Buxton walked, each advanced a base on a Ryan Jeffers ground out, a Chris Stratton wild pitch moved Buxton to 3rd and scored Kirilloff to make it 3-1, Buxton scored on an error by Garcia to account for the final run before Santana struck out and Matt Wallner popped out to 3rd. Witt started the bottom half with a walk, advanced to second on a Pasquantino ground out, but Salvador Perez struck out and MJ Melendez flied out to end the game. Pablo Lopez (1-0) allowed 1 run on 4 hits (1 home run) with 0 walks and 7 strikeouts in 7 innings; Brock Stewart (1st hold) allowed 1 hit in 1 scoreless inning, and Griffin Jax (1st save) had 1 walk and 1 strikeout in a hitless 9th inning. Cole Ragans (0-1) picks up the hard luck loss as he only allows 2 runs on 5 hits (1 home run) with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings.

The teams have Friday off in KC before resuming the series on Saturday; Joe Ryan (11-10, 4.51 last year) starts for the Twins while the Royals give the ball to Seth Lugo (8-7, 3.57 in ’22 with San Diego) making his Royals debut after coming over from the Padres this winter with first pitch scheduled for 4:10. In other Central action on the day the Tigers shut out the White Sox 1-0 and Cleveland shut out Oakland 8-0. The Tigers, Guardians and Twins are tied for first at 1-0 while the White Sox and Royals are 1 back at 0-1.


Saturday: Twins 5 @ Royals 1.

Matt Wallner had a 1 out walk in the 2nd, Carlos Santana lined out to 1st with Wallner advancing to second, with Ryan Jeffers lining out to end the inning. Alex Kirilloff started the 4th with a single, Buxton was hit by a pitch, but Carlos Correa lined out, Wallner struck out, and Santana grounded out to end the inning. Bobby Witt Jr. had a 1 out double in the 4th, Vinnie Pasquantino walked, but Salvador Perez flied out and MJ Melendez struck out to keep it scoreless. The games first run, and only Royals run in the afternoon would come in the 6th: Witt started with a 1 out double, following a pop up Perez was intentionally walked before Melendez scored Witt on a single but Hunter Renfroe stuck out to keep it at 1-0 KC. Wallner was hit by a pitch to start the 7th, Santana singled, Jeffers struck out, Willi Castro was hit by a pitch to load the bases but Christian Vazquez grounded into a double play to end the inning. Edouard Julien had a double to lead off the 8th, Kirilloff had a fly out advancing Julien to 3rd, Julien scored on a Byron Buxton double before the inning ended with a Correa line out and a Manuel Margot strike out. Jeffers was hit by a pitch with 1 out in the 9th, Castro followed with a walk, Vazquez gave the Twins the lead with a single with Castro and Vazquez each advancing a base on an error by Melendez. Kyle Farmer was intentionally walked, Kirilloff had a sac fly to make it 3-1, and Buxton had the final 2 RBI’s on a double. Joe Ryan allowed 1 run on 3 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 5.1, and Griffin Jax (1-0) had 1 walk and 1 strikeout in a hitless inning. Seth Lugo had 1 walk (1 hit batter) and 4 strikeouts with 2 hits allowed in 6 innings, John Schreiber (1st hold) had 1 hit allowed and 1 strikeout with 2 hit batters in a scoreless inning, James McArthur (1st blown save) had 1 run on 2 hits with a strikeout in 1 inning and Will Smith (0-1) allowed 4 runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and a hit batter in 1 inning.

Finale of the series goes on Sunday. Bailey Ober (8-6, 3.43 in ‘23) starts for the Twins while the Royals give the ball to Brady Singer (8-11, 5.52 last season) hoping for a bounce back, with first pitch scheduled for 2:10. In other divisional action from Friday & today: Cleveland beat Oakland 6-4 on Friday, the only game in the division on Friday and on Saturday the Tigers beat the White Sox in extras 7-6 and the Guardians clobbered the A’s again 12-3. Guardians are 3-0 and lead the division, Twins and White Sox are 2-0 and a half game back while the White Sox and Royals are 0-2 and 2.5 back.
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Old 03-31-2024, 04:55 PM
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This team is one to watch in the AL Central (other than Detroit), 7E. You've got some young guys with a real chance to take another step forward. I think you're going to see some Baltimore-type improvement this season before it's all said and done.
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Old 03-31-2024, 07:15 PM
 
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Twins 0 @ Royals 11.
That was a nice offensive explosion to end the series and much needed. Only 5 Twins reached base: Manuel Margot had a pinch hit single, Willi Castro drew 2 walks, and Carlos Santana, Alex Kirilloff, and Matt Wallner each had a double. Despite recording 3 out of their 4 total hits as doubles the Twins finished the day scoreless. Bailey Ober (0-1) allowed 8 runs on 9 hits (3 home runs) with a walk and a strikeout in 1.1 innings, and needed 53 pitches to get 4 outs. Makiel Garcia had a home run as part of a 1-4 day, Bobby Witt had a home run and a triple and scored 3 runs as part of a 3-5 day, Vinnie Pasquantino scored a run and finished 1-4, Salvador Perez finished 3-5 with a home run, 4 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored, MJ Melendez finished 1-2 with a run scored and a double before getting replaced by Garrett Hampson, Nelson Velazquez finished 2-3 with a home run, and 2 runs scored, Adam Frazier was 1-4 with 2 RBI’s, and Kyle Isbel was 2-3 with a home run. Brady Singer (1-0) allowed 0 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 10 strikeouts in 7 innings.

Royals start a 3 game series in Baltimore on Monday, with the Orioles coming off a home series win over the Angels. Michael Wacha (14-4, 3.22 last year with the Padres) starts for the Royals in his Royals debut while the Orioles give the ball to Dean Kramer (13-5, 4.12 in ’23), with game time scheduled for 6:35. Twins stay on the road and will head to Milwaukee for 2 games for the Brewers home opener starting on Tuesday. In other divisional action on the day the Tigers beat the White Sox again, and the Guardians lost to the A’s. Detroit is in first at 3-0, Guardians are a half game back at 3-1, Twins are 1 back at 2-1, Royals are 2 back at 1-2, and the White Sox are 3 back at 0-3.
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Old 04-03-2024, 12:21 AM
 
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Royals 4 @ Orioles 6.
Bobby Witt Jr (solo) and Salvador Perez (2 run) each had home runs in the 3rd inning to put the Royals up 3-0. Anthony Santander had a RBI single, and Ryan Mountcastle had a 2 run homer in the 4th to tie the score up at 3. Mountcastle gave the Orioles the lead in the 8th with an infield single to SS, but Maikel Garcia tied it up in the 9th on a sac fly before Jordan Westburg had a walk off 2 run homer to win it for Baltimore. Garcia was 1-4 with a RBI, Witt was 2-5 with a home run, Vinnie Pasquantino was 1-3 with a run scored, Perez was 1-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI’s and a home run, and Dairon Blanco scored a run as a pinch runner. Michael Wacha allowed 3 runs on 3 hits (1 home run) with a walk and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings, and Nick Anderson (0-1) allowed 2 runs on 2 hits (1 home run) in 1/3 of an inning. Gunnar Henderson was 1-4 with a run scored, Adley Rutschman was 2-3 with a run scored, Santander was 1-4 with a run scored and RBI, Mountcastle was 2-4 with a run scored, 3 RBI’s, and a home run, Cedric Mullins was 1-4 with a run scored, and Westburg was 1-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI’s and the walk-off home run. Dean Kramer allowed 3 runs on 3 hits (2 home runs) with a walk and 5 strikeouts in 5.1 and Craig Kimbrel (1-0, 1st blown save) allowed 1 run on 1 hit with 2 strikeouts in 1 inning.

Game 2 of the series is on Tuesday. Cole Irvin (1-4, 4.42 in ’23) starts for the Orioles while the Royals hand the ball to Alec Marsh (3-9, 5.69) last year with first pitch scheduled for 6:35. In other Central action on the day: the White Sox lost a rain-shortened game to the Braves 0-9, the Tigers beat the Mets in 10 innings 5-0, and the Guardians lost to the Mariners 4-5. Detroit remains in first at 4-0, the Twins (2-1) and Guardians (3-2) are tied in 2nd at a game and a half back, Royals are 1-3 and 3 back, and the White Sox are 0-4 and 4 back.

Royals 4 @ Orioles 1.
Nick Loftin put the Royals up for good with a single in the 2nd, and Maikel Garcia had a 2 run double later in the inning. Colton Cowser had the only RBI for the Orioles on a double in the 3rd, and Garcia had the games final RBI with a RBI triple in the 4th. Jordan Westburg was 1-3 with a run scored, and Cowser was 2-3 with a RBI. Cole Irvin allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 5 innings, Garcia was 2-4 with 3 RBI’s including the game-winning RBI, Salvador Perez was 2-4, Freddy Fermin was 1-4 with a run scored, and Loftin was 2-2 with a RBI and 2 runs scored. Alec Marsh (1-0) allowed 1 run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings, John Schreiber allowed 1 hit in a scoreless inning, and Will Smith (1st save) had a strikeout in a 1-2-3 9th for his first save of the year.

The finale of the 3 game series is on Wednesday: Cole Ragans (0-1, 3.00) starts for the Royals while Corbin Burnes (1-0, 3.50) gets the ball for Baltimore with game time slated for 1:05. In other Central action on the day: The White Sox beat the Braves for their first win of the season, the Guardians beat the Mariners, the Twins lost to the Brewers, and the Tigers game in New York was postponed with New York getting monsoon like conditions this week. The Tigers remain in first at 4-0, the Guardians are a game back at 4-2, Minnesota is 2 games back at 2-2, Royals are 2.5 back at 2-3, and the White Sox are 3.5 back at 1-4.
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Old 04-11-2024, 05:07 PM
 
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A perfect 7-0 since the last update. Did what good teams are supposed to do and beat up on bad teams as they did that by beating up on the completely hapless White Sox, and than rolled through a 3 game sweep of the Astros outscoring them 24-5 the final 2 games. I know it's early but they are tied (albeit with a bunch of teams) for the second fewest losses in the league as only the Pirates, Brewers, Yankees, and Guardians have fewer than the Royals 4 (3). They've got 3 in Queens this weekend against the Mets before heading to Chicago for the second series against the White Sox. I'll put 4-2 as the number for the successful week; it's always difficult to sweep road series, but these are 2 series they both should win. I could also see them sweeping the White Sox but losing the Mets series, so you'd get to 4-2 anyways. 3-3 wouldn't be great, and anything 2-4 or less would be a disaster and completely negate any positive momentum and vibes they created here.
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Old 04-15-2024, 06:57 PM
 
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I want to believe but I'm really gonna wait until, like, June.
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Old 04-16-2024, 06:01 PM
 
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Former KC Royals manager (from the 1970s) Whitey Herzog, dead, at the age of 92.
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Old 04-17-2024, 09:26 PM
 
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You would have liked to see them go 4-2, but the Mets are better now than they were 2 weeks ago, but losing this final game to the White Sox was bad. They go back to the K for 7 games where they've won 8 straight games. The Orioles come in for 3 this weekend, followed by the Blue Jays. The Orioles had a hiccup last weekend vs. the Brewers, but are right on the Yankees heels in the division. And the Blue Jays, the SP has been inconsistent and the bats have been non-existent for the most part, but it's a team that can get going at any moment.

I think you take either 4-3 or 3-4. Less than 3-4 would be disappointing, but I think they split with the Jays and lose the series to Baltimore.
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Old 04-25-2024, 07:23 PM
 
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Got a 4-3 week, which was impressive coming off the series loss to Baltimore where they won a trifecta of 1 run games to win the Jays series 3-1 and the week 4-3.

Very important road trip coming up. 6 games to Detroit & Toronto. It's a limited small sample, but they are only 2-4 on the road against .500 or better teams. The Jays may not be over .500 by the time the Royals get there because the Dodgers head there this weekend, but this is a week where you can't fall flat again, you have to manage to win a series, so I'm going 3-3 as the weekly goal again. They are in 2nd 2.5 back of Cleveland, the Tigers are 4 back, the Twins are 6.5 back, and the White Sox are an astounding 15 games back of the lead.
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Old 04-28-2024, 02:28 PM
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Got a 4-3 week, which was impressive coming off the series loss to Baltimore where they won a trifecta of 1 run games to win the Jays series 3-1 and the week 4-3.

Very important road trip coming up. 6 games to Detroit & Toronto.
7E, I'd love to see this Kansas City team come out on top this year. The AL Central is certainly winnable, and KC has some great pieces to win for a few years to come.
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