Tyreek Hill talks to the media
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill talked with the media on Sunday. Hill answered some questions about the events from the offseason. This will likely be the last time he discusses it.
Chiefs training camp injuries
Running back Damien Williams and safety Jordan Lucas left practice early due to hamstring injuries.
Royals use offense to defeat Indians 9-6
The Kansas City Royals spread 12 hits over eight players in a 9-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday to salvage the final game of a four game series at Kauffman Stadium.
Danny Duffy started off almost as poorly as Glenn Sparkman did on Saturday. On Saturday Sparkman allowed the first three batters to reach and then allowed a grand slam to Jason Kipnis. On Sunday Duffy allowed the first two batters of the game to reach base and then allowed a three-run home run to Carlos Santana and the Royals were quickly down 3-0. But this time the Royals offense was able to bounce back against one of the best pitchers in the American League in Trevor Bauer,
The Royals put up a run in the bottom of the first on a hit by Hunter Dozier which scored Whit Merrifield. The Royals scored two more in the second inning and then broke Bauer in a five run fifth inning.
Bauer was pulled from the game in the fifth but not before he launched a baseball over the centerfield wall in frustration. Bauer appeared to apologize to manager Terry Francona when Francona approached the mound to remove the pitcher. Francona was not in a mood to accept the apologize as he forcefully pointed to the dugout and Bauer made his way off the field. Bauer allowed eight runs on nine hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. He apologized after the game.
The young Royals offense put together a solid attack against a quality starter who is rumored to be on the trading block.
The top four batters in the Royals lineup each had two hits and all but Merrifield scored two runs. Merrifield scored one run. The runs batted in came mostly from lower in the lineup. So basically, the top of the order was getting on base and the lower part of the lineup was knocking them in.
Jorge Soler hit his 28th home run on the season in the sixth inning after Bauer had left the game. Soler also doubled in the game as he went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Bubba Starling had his roughest game in the major leagues. This was the first game in which he did not reach base. Worse than that, Starling got the golden sombrero as he struck out in all four of his plate appearances. This was quite a learning experience for Starling. Bauer is a tough pitcher to face. Bauer has more pitches than almost any other pitcher and is willing to live with his breaking pitches. Starling had a tough time with the breaking balls and then was locked up when Bauer would throw a fastball to catch Bubba looking. Starling has been very good since his promotion. It was just a matter of time before he would have a rough game like he did Sunday.
The bullpen allowed a run on one hit and a walk in three innings. Ian Kennedy pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save. It’s not likely that Kennedy will be traded if the Royals are not going to eat any of his contract as we have heard reported so far.
The Royals hope to make it two wins in a row when they start a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
Mets acquire Marcus Stroman
The Toronto Blue Jays traded starting pitcher Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets on Sunday for two pitching prospects, Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson. There are rumors that the Mets might be looking to trade starting pitcher Noah Syndergard.