NEW WINNING STREAK

One in a row! New streak!

I'm also getting excited. Knowing the Kansas City sports scene (aside from Sporting), this is generally a bad thing to have happen to you, but it's probably time to just go with it.

It was a predictably low scoring affair between two lefties having very good seasons, Jason Vargas and Scott Kazmir. In the third inning, Nori Aoki hit a single, the first in his multi-hit game. Omar Infante, apparently reading Royals Review between innings and discovering that I said he should not hit second, hit a home run out of spite. That made it 2-0 Royals, and it wouldn't stay that way for too long. In the fourth inning, the Royals played Small Ball and scored an extremely gritty run. Christian Colon hit an infield single, Aoki bunted, Infante hit another infield single, and Perez plated him with a sacrifice fly 3-0 Royals.

And that was all that was needed. Jason Vargas turned in an absolute gem of a game, pitching the second complete game shutout of the week. He crafty'd around, allowing a total of three baserunners all night. Three. This was, ostensibly, the same offense that showed up yesterday to the tune of 11 runs.