As if things couldn't get worse for the Royals, they had to take a bus to St. Louis after Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium.

There were apparently mechanical issues with the plane, and it would have been a lengthy wait for a replacement plane. So the decision was made to travel four hours down I-70 in two buses. Arrival time in St. Louis was a little before 4:30 a.m.