The Royals were held to four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers at Kauffman Stadium. Starter Jason Hammel dropped to 2-and-8 with the loss. Rosell Herrera singled in the only run for the Royals in the fifth inning. Kansas City has lost eight in-a-row and 14 of its last 15 games.
>>Royals Wrap Up Series With Rangers Tonight
The Royals wrap up their three-game series with the Rangers tonight at “The K.” Jakob Junis starts the finale for KC, while Texas sends Austin Bibens-Dirkx to the mound. The Royals are last in the AL Central at 22-and-51, the second-worst record in the majors.
>>Royals To Play Mondesi Some At Shortstop
The Royals’ transition to youth is now starting to take shape at shortstop. Manager Ned Yost says he plans to play 22-year-old Adalberto Mondesi some at shortstop. Veteran Alcides Escobar has started every game at short since May 7, 2015, a club-record 406 games in-a-row.
>>No Royals In Line To Start All-Star Game
No Royals are currently in line to start next month’s All-Star Game in D.C. Salvador Perez ranks fourth among American League catchers in voting, while Mike Moustakas is a distant fifth at third base. Voting ends July 5th. The All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 17th at Nationals Park.