The Royals finish their two game sweep of the Cleveland Indians by winning this afternoon’s game 4-1. It was a well-played game by the Royals featuring great pitching, defense, and timely hitting. No, not quite as exciting as last night, but a win is a win. In the third inning, the Royals offense awoke. Leadoff man Moustakas worked a 3-1 count and then hammered a double to right-center. Moose went to third on Escobar’s bloop single, and Bourn’s throw to home allowed Escobar to advance to second. With two on in scoring position, Dyson hit a sac fly to center, which scored Moose. Aoki, surprisingly not falling down or getting hurt, singled to opposite field, placing runners at the corner with one out. With Infante up, he hit a towering pop-up to shortstop. Former Royal Mike Aviles stuck with the tricky play to make the out but fell down in the process. Like a Great White in the water smelling blood, Escobar sensed the weakness, tagging up and sprinting to home. That’s what speed do(es). The Royals would continue the offense in the next inning. Perez dug a ball out from the lower part of the zone and blasted it into left-center field from a double. Moose worked out of an 0-2 count for a single, which advanced Perez to third. Escobar scored Perez with the Royals’ third sac fly on the day. Scoring runs with outs? GRIT. Yordano Ventura, previously cruising through the Indians’ lineup, ran into a little trouble in the sixth. Michael Bourn bunted for a base hit and then red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall poked a single through the gap between third and short. After getting a line out and a fly out, Carlos Santana shot a single down the right field line, scoring Bourn for the Indians’ lone run and placing Chisenhall at third. However, Ventura induced a pop-up from David Murphey and he escaped the inning with minimal damage.
Royals Complete sweep with 4-1 win over the Indians
Royals Review | Jun 12