Tuesday night the Royals played game two of a three game series in Cleveland. The game started off like a lot of other Royals games this season. The Royals fell behind 1-0. They put up two in the top of the fifth only to give back those two in the bottom of the inning. Entering the ninth the Royals trailed 6-3 in what looked like just another loss. The Indians brought in Brad Hand to get the save but it didn’t go as planned. The game turned as if we were in 2014 or 2015 and no longer in 2019. The Royals got five consecutive hits, finished off with a grand slam by to-date team MVP Hunter Dozier to take an 8-6 lead. Ian Kennedy pitches a scoreless ninth for the save.
Whit Merrifield had two more hits to up his average to .304 and his OPS to .858.
Hunter Dozier hit what ended up being a game winning grand slam in the top of the ninth to give the Royals an 8-6 lead.
Cheslor Cuthbert continues his hot hitting since being recalled. Two more hits moved his OPS to .822.
Humberto Arteaga went 2-for-4 and almost had a third hit that was ruled an error. This game was a little different for Arteaga. He has been great defensively and struggling offensively. In this game he had two hits but misplayed a ground ball that went under his glove and him him on the leg.
Glenn Sparkman, who has pitched really well since joining the rotation, struggled in this game but he was picked up by his bullpen.