Royals snap losing streak with a 6-2 win over Red Sox
The Royals finally put pitching and offense together for at least one game to snap their seven game losing streak in a 6-2 win over the Red Sox in Boston on Tuesday.
Jakob Junis allowed just one run on seven hits and a walk in six innings. He had four strikeouts. Junis threw 96 pitches in his six innings. Junis struggles in his previous two starts allowing ten total runs in 13 innings. Prior to those starts he had three terrific starts. The hope is that Junis is figuring some things out and will be consistently good over the rest of the season leading into the 2020 season.
Richard Lovelady gave Ned Yost two innings of one-run ball on two hits to bridge the gap to closer Ian Kennedy. Kennedy pitched a perfect ninth to finish the Royals’ 6-1 win.
Jorge Soler led the way for the offense in this game. He was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and four runs batted in. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth to give the Royals a 2-1 lead.
In the fifth inning Ryan O’Hearn hit a home run on the tenth pitch of his at bat to increase the Royals lead to 3-1.
In the sixth inning Soler gave the Royals a 6-1 lead with another two-run home run over the monster.
The final game of the series is Wednesday at 6:10pm. Glenn Sparkman starts on the mound for the Royals.
Missouri released non-conference basketball schedule
Missouri released its complete non-conference basketball schedule Tuesday. Ten of the 13 games will be played in Missouri including two at Sprint Center in the Hall of Fame Classic against Butler and then either Oklahoma or Stanford. The three games outside of Missouri are at Xavier, Temple and West Virginia.