The Royals’ offense was on fire Tuesday. So many Royals batters look like they are locked in at the plate right now. The offense is better than I expected it would be this year. With any pitching the Royals would be pretty competitive. This was just the second time in Royals history that they hit two grand slams in a game.
Whit Merrifield tripled to left center to lead off the third inning. It should have been a double and an error but regardless Whit hustled the entire way. … Whit singled to right in the fourth to score Billy Hamilton to give the Royals a 7-0 lead. … Whit hit a down and in curve for a grand slam to left to give the Royals a 12-1 lead.
Adalberto Mondesi turned a double play in the first inning that you need to see. He received a throw from Whit Merrifield on the outside part of second base. He turned glove-side and threw out Jose Altuve at first. The play is easier than most would think and the only way he was going to throw out Altuve but it was impressive nonetheless. … Mondesi doubled down the left field line in the third to score Whit Merrifield. He had to reach down and away and just poked it into the corner.
Hunter Dozier tripled to right center in the fourth to score Whit Merrifield and give the Royals an 8-0 lead. Dozier continues rolling at the plate. This was Dozier’s third triple of the year.
Jorge Soler hit a long home run to center field in the second. He laid off of a couple of breaking balls that he has been swinging at all season and then got a breaking pitch away but up in the zone. … Soler hit an extremely hard ground ball to short and the ball got through for a single. This is the best Soler has hit since joining the Royals.
Ryan O’Hearn hit a breaking ball down and in to right field for his first career grand slam to give the Royals a 6-0 lead. Although he doesn’t have the stats you would expect based on how hard he has hit the ball this year, he is starting to get some positive results.
Chris Owings doubled to left center in the second inning. The pitch was a breaking ball down in the zone that Owings had to reach for.
Billy Hamilton led off the fourth with a double into the right field corner on a breaking ball down and in.
Danny Duffy pitched well in the first inning but ran into control issues in the second. He gave up a double and a couple of walks before getting out of the inning with the bases loaded. Duffy then got into a groove … Duffy allowed a one out solo home run to Alex Bregman in the sixth. … Duffy ended up going 6.2 innings and allowing two runs.
Glenn Sparkman pitched the last 2.1 innings. He allowed just one hit.