I realize the baseball season is only eight or nine game into April, but Royals fans have to be encouraged by what they are seeing from their team so far, following their 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. The Royals completed the sweep and moved three games above .500 for the first time since May of 2011. The Royals have won their first three Kauffman Stadium games after losing their first 10 at home last April.
Wade Davis worked in horrible playing conditions, with the wind chill making it feel like it was in the mid 30’s at game time and a spitting rain most of the game. Davis worked out of two bases loaded jams in the first two innings, then got through five innings of shutout ball. Davis was backed by home runs from Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur to pick up the win.
Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks (0-1), who is 1-11 in 22 career starts, took the loss, although he gave up just one run, Butler’s homer, on four hits in five innings.