The Royals and Indians fought through two rain delays last night and the Royals couldn’t get the big hit when they needed. They had nine hits in all, but the Royals were shutout 4-0 by Cleveland. It was the 7th loss in a row, and ninth in the last ten for KC.
Asdrubal Cabrera finally broke through Royals’ starter Kyle Davies with a two-run, one out single in the fifth inning. Davies only walked one while allowing six hits. Brad Thompson came on to pitch the sixth and gave up a two run homer to Russell Brayan, his third in two games against KC for the 4-0 lead.
In the first, the Royals had runners on first and second and no outs and after a sac bunt from David DeJesus, Billy Butler and Jose Guillen could not drive in the runs against Cleveland starter Fausto Carmona. In the third, Scott Podsednik has his second single of the game, stole second, but was nailed at third. In the fourth, Alberto Callaspo led off with a double and was left stranded. In the seventh, the Royals had two singles and two walks, but with a double play thrown in there, again the Royals came up empty handed. Then again, in the eighth Callaspo led off with a double, yet no runs.
Before the game, manager Trey Hillman talked about his future and his state of mind as fans and members of the Kansas City media are thinking out loud whether a change may be needed soon.