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Royals Review May 16, 2018
The Royals, dust in the wind, get swept by the Rays 5-3

The Royals, dust in the wind, get swept by the Rays 5-3

This one wasn’t particularly interesting. In an afternoon game at the K, the Tampa Bay Rays completed their sweep of the Kansas City Royals by defeating them with a score of 5-3. It was the Royals’ fifth consecutive loss. In the past week or so, the Royals starters haven’t exactly been the best. Three of them gave up nine runs—nine!—in their start. One of them was Jason Hammel, and when he gave up three runs in the very first inning, Royals fans collectively groaned and thought ‘here we go again.’ But Hammel tightened up and turned in merely a bad outing as opposed to a truly...
Tampa Bay Times May 16, 2018
Rays make it a clean sweep of Royals with 5-3 win

Rays make it a clean sweep of Royals with 5-3 win

KANSAS CITY : The Rays made it a clean, and rare, sweep of the Royals with a 5-3 win Wednesday afternoon.This was the first time the Rays swept a series at Kauffman Stadium since 2009, and against the Royals anywhere since 2011.Just winning a series in Kansas City was
Royals Review May 16, 2018
Game 43 Thread: Devil Rays vs. Royals Finale

Game 43 Thread: Devil Rays vs. Royals Finale

...a win? As I drove to downtown Kansas City this morning, I turned on 610 Sports Radio. The Day Shift guys were discussing how bad Ian Kennedy had been, especially with the context of his gigantic, $70 million contract. He gets paid too much to be bad, they said. That is, of course, true, but somebody also mentioned offhand something that stuck with me. One of the guys mentioned the Kansas City Royals had lost four in a row, and all I could think of was ‘Huh. Really?’ In any other season, a four-game losing streak would be a thing of consternation. But not for this rebuilding team,...
Tampa Bay Times May 16, 2018
For starters: Rays at Royals, looking for a sweep

For starters: Rays at Royals, looking for a sweep

The Rays are sending RHP Jake Faria to the mound to try to complete a sweep of the Royals in Kansas City today, but the biggers question is how many guys they have to play behind him.With 3B Matt Duffy (hamstring tightness) and RF Carlos Gomez (groin tightness) leaving Tuesday's
Tampa Bay Times May 16, 2018
Rays morning after: Win a (really) long time coming for Rays pitcher Jonny Venters

Rays morning after: Win a (really) long time coming for Rays pitcher Jonny Venters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- LHP Jonny Venters threw only nine pitches to get the final outs of the eighth inning Tuesday, but that was enough to put him in the right spot to get him the win when the Rays scored in the ninth to take a 6-5 victory over the Royals.And that was kind of a big
Royals Review May 16, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for May 16, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for May 16, 2018

Everything is fine. Royals Rumblings - News for May 16, 2018 Jorge Soler is dealing with an injured rib. Royals manager Ned Yost said Soler sustained a “dislocated rib” on his right side after charging in for a fly ball in Monday’s game against the Rays and then stopping suddenly and leaping to make the catch. ”That play just kind of dislocated a rib,” Yost said. “It’s something that will snap back into place, like what a chiropractor would do.” The players are frustrated. Whit Merrifield on the state of the Royals right now: “Losing sucks. Nobody likes to lose....
www.bostonherald.com May 16, 2018
Venters gets first win since 2012, Rays beat Royals

Venters gets first win since 2012, Rays beat Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joey Wendle's go-ahead hit in the ninth inning gave Jonny Venters another first in his remarkable major league return.Wendle drove in the winning run to get Venters his first victory since 2012, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.Venters (1-0) got two outs for his first victory since Sept. 27, 2012 while with Atlanta against the Mets. The left-hander had been out since 2012 due to four major elbow surgeries, including three Tommy John operations, before returning to the majors this season."It was a long time ago," Venters said.It took...
Royals Review May 15, 2018
Kennedy labors, Rays take the series with a late run

Kennedy labors, Rays take the series with a late run

Whit, Dozier, and nothing else. I think we can kill all those talks about the Royals getting back into this bad AL Central race. With three straight series losses to the Orioles, Indians, and Rays, the Royals now sit at 13-29, kicking off this home duel with two very uninspiring losses. Things started well for the Rays and bad for the Royals. Marking a trail on the bases in the first inning, the Rays put three runs up by way of a CJ Cron two-run home run and Adeiny Hechavarria single. The Royals got on the board in the second inning with Mike Moustakas doubling to lead off the inning,...
DRaysBay May 15, 2018
Rays 6, Royals 5: Banda Forever

Rays 6, Royals 5: Banda Forever

Rays come through in the clutch for the first time in the post-Infinity War era. Also, the Bolts won! What a day! How about that Anthony Banda! He barely reached 50 pitches but was able to finagle his way into pitching 5 pretty solid innings. We weren’t privy to many of the impressive strikeouts that we have come to see in the minors from Banda, but his fastballs sure were on display. Banda’s changeups looked absolutely filthy, which as we all know is just what the Rays are about. Who knows how long he will be around on the team, but it’s nice to see a major league debut that...
Royals Review May 15, 2018
Game Thread 43: Rays at Royals

Game Thread 43: Rays at Royals

That lineup... After a disappointing loss last night, the Royals will try to even up the series against Anthony Banda (who is making his season debut) and the rest of the Rays crew. The Royals will send Ian Kennedy to the mound, who is coming off an ugly nine-run performance against the Orioles in his last start. With Jorge Soler getting the night off and Lucas Duda on the DL, the Royals will field about as bad as a 5-9 as you’ve seen. Escobar batting fifth, Almonte in, Goins in, Dozier at first, Merrifield at DH the whole shabang. Lineup Whit Merrifield DH Jon Jay RF Salvador Perez...

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