The Royals dispelled any thoughts of them being the worst team in the majors clinching a series win over the Pirates with a 6-4 win Wednesday.
Both teams have the worst record in their leagues, but the Royals have taken the first two games of the three game series, settling the argument of who’s worse.
Mark Teahen went from goat to hero hitting a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth breaking a 4-all tie. Teahen almost single-handedly gave the game away committing a throwing error, a baserunning error, and mishandling a ball on a play that was scored a single.
The Pirates scored a run in the first, two in the second, and another in the sixth building a 4-0 lead for the second straight game. And for the second night in a row they couldn’t hold on.
Kansas City woke up from a quiet first five innings to score four in the sixth. Newly acquired Joey Gathright led off the inning with a single before Mark Grudzielanek drove him in with a single of his own. Matt Stairs and Emil Brown had back-to-back RBI hits finishing off starter Ian Snell. Angel Berroa welcomed reliever Matt Capps to the game with an RBI single to cap off the inning.
Elmer Dessens pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings to get the win. Ambiorix Burgos put the first two batters on base before striking out Sean Casey and getting Jason Bay to hit into a game ending double play earning his 11th save of the year.