I never thought I would be writing this next sentence. The two best teams in the American League played last night in Houston.
After last year’s run, I could understand the Royals, but the Astros? With their 6-1 over the Royals, they improved on their American League best record of 45-34. The Royals are right behind them at 44-29. On Monday night, the Royals couldn’t do much against this hot Houston club.
Starter Joe Blanton walked four, gave up a home run to Jose Altuve and couldn’t finish the third inning, giving up five runs. Brandon Finnegan gave up a homer to Chris Carter. The Royals lone run, a seventh inning homer by Sal Perez came off their young starter Lance McCullers who only allowed four hits.
Eric Hosmer missed the game and will miss the series…he has a finger sprain. The Royals four game win streak snapped, but Minnesota lost to Cincinnati, so the Royals are still up 5.5 games.