Salina, KS

Now: 65 °

Currently: Cloudy / Windy

Hi: 71 ° | Lo: 42 °

Blue Jays Pound Royals

Pat StrathmanApril 19, 2018

The Kansas City Royals continue to slump.

Toronto gashed Kansas City with 15 hits, including a grand slam, handing the Blue Jays a 15-5 victory. Kansas City’s losing streak now sits at eight.

The Blue Jays struck first with a RBI double by Justin Smoak in the first. Kansas City bounced back, receiving a two-RBI double by third baseman Mike Moustakas in the third.

Royals starter Ian Kennedy couldn’t hang on to the lead, giving up a pair of home runs to Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte in the bottom portion of the third. Second baseman Whit Merrifield knotted up the score at 4-4 in the top of the fifth, but left fielder Paulo Orlando allowed two runs to score after an error. Pinch hitter Luke Maile then broke the game open with a two-RBI single to left, pushing Toronto’s cushion to 8-4.

Kennedy lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and four runs. Reliever Justin Grimm had another poor outing, lasting a third of an inning, coughing up four hits and six runs, including the grand slam to Curtis Granderson.

Kansas City (3-13) has Thursday off before taking on Detroit in a doubleheader Friday.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Bailey, Royals Unable to Solve Rays

April 23, 2019 10:34 pm

Royals Comeback Falls Short

April 21, 2019 4:52 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Area Students Selected Fo...
April 25, 2019Comments
Camaro Crashes During Hig...
April 25, 2019Comments
Getting Ready to Unwrap N...
April 25, 2019Comments
KWU Administrator Selecte...
April 25, 2019Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2019 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH