On Sunday the Royals played the final game of a three game series against the Minnesota Twins in a game featuring throwback Negro Leagues uniforms. The Monarchs uniforms that the Royals wore were the best I have seen. I could do without the hideous helmets and hats but the rest was terrific.
Homer Bailey pitched his fourth good game in a row holding the Twins to just one run on five hits and a walk in 5.1 innings for the win. Scott Barlow, Brad Boxberger and Kevin McCarthy pitched the final 3.2 innings without allowing the run in the team’s 6-1 victory. The win gave the Royals a split of the four game series against the best team in baseball after they just won a series in Seattle.
Four Royals had two hits in the game. Hunter Dozier, recently activated from the injured list on Friday, hit a double as well as his 12th home run of the season. The 2013 first round pick out of Stephen F. Austin also was announced as a finalist for third base for the All-Star game. Dozier will likely not win that vote but it’s a nice reward for was is a breakout season for the soon-to-be 28 year old. Whit Merrifield has two hits. With every game the value of Whit Merrifield just goes higher and higher. He’s a player you don’t want to trade but his value is so much that the Royals will have to trade him.