Kansas City Royals ended another bad series last Sunday. Texas took the victory with 5–1 score.
Kansas City Royals on a Losing Streak
Adrian Sampson led Texas Rangers to victory last Sunday, scoring 11 strikes in nine innings his first time as a starter. This was the third win for Texas in a four-game series. Kansas City Royals, on the other hand, have lots of reasons to worry because they now hold the worst score ever of 8–23 in the Major league rankings.
Sampson celebrated these three victories, as a substitute to their starter marked one run, scored eight strikes, and didn’t walk anyone.
Another Texas player who came in from the bench, Jesse Chavez, managed to pitch the entire 9th inning without scoring and added it to his shutout streak, which is now 18 ⅓ innings.
The Major League leader in walks, Brad Keller, with 42 walks under his belt, had two wild pitches — one of them was a run, but he made no walks in this game. He also scored three runs.
Texas started the third inning successfully, scoring a lead of 1–0 by scoring 3 opposite field singles. They also had two runs in the inning number five.
Kansas City Royals packed the bases in fifth because their players had a number of bunt singles with no outs.
However, Sampson put three Kansas City players out of the game — one on the liner and two of them on the third strike.
Kansas City player, Jorge Soler, scored a 15th home run, which was his personal best, for Royals in the sixth.
Additionally, Texas player Joey Gallo who shares the second place with three others with 17 home runs had to take a 10-day sick leave due to an injury that occurred during the previous game.
On the other hand, Kansas City player Martin Maldonado, who injured his shoulder on Saturday, was ready to play on Sunday, but he missed this game anyway.
Kansas City Royals returns home to open a new series welcoming Boston Red Sox on their home field.
Texas Rangers also starts the series from home, where they will play against Baltimore Orioles.