Jakob Junis pitched a nice game going six innings and allowing just four hits, two walks and two runs. He threw 96 pitches in his six innings for a 58% strike percentage. The bullpen threw three scoreless innings to finish the game.
Adalberto Mondesi once again showed his MVP potential by reaching base four times on 3-for-3 hitting and a walk. One of those hits was a big home run that extended a Royals lead immediately after Texas cut the score to a one run lead.
Adalberto Mondesi had a three hit game. He beat to second base a misplayed ground ball between short and third to give the Royals runners on first and second prior to Mondesi’s three-run home run. … After Nomar Mazara hit a home run in the sixth to cut the Royals lead to 3-2, Mondesi hit a solo home run in the seventh to push the lead back to two runs at 4-2.
Jorge Soler hit a three-run home run in the sixth to give the Royals a 3-1 lead.
Jakob Junis was really good in this game. He gave up solo home runs to Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara but that was it. He allowed just four hits and two walks in six innings.
Ian Kennedy came on in the ninth and pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts for the save. Kennedy had been struggling lately but was really good in this game.