Monday, April 11, 2011
Royals Take Weekend Series From Detroit
The Royals improbable fast start continued over the weekend in Detroit where Kansas City took 2 out of three from the Tigers. With some timely hitting and atrocious defense by the Tigers, the Royals won the rubber game on Sunday 9-5. The Royals had 15 hits on the afternoon, coupled with 4 errors by the Tigers, Kansas City put the game out of reach.
Luke Hochever (1-1) picked up his first win of the season, and the artist formerly known as "The Mexicutioner" pitched the final two-thirds for his 3rd save of the year. Offensively, Wilson Betimet had a great day reaching base in all five plate appearances. He went 4-4 with an RBI, 2 runs scored, and a walk. But everyone contributed, up and down the lineup, no one went hitless, and the Royals had a total of 6 extra base hits.
The series win puts the Royals at 6-3 and a game out of first in the AL Central. Cleveland is on first place and in the midst of a 7 game winning streak. We are off today before a short two game series in Minnesota Tuesday and Wednesday. Minnesota is off to a slow start, now is the time to take advantage with a sweep before heading back home for the weekend. There's hope again in this cow town.