The Royals fell behind 3-0 in the second inning and lost 3-2 to the Indians at Kauffman Stadium. Trevor Oaks last four innings in his second big league start to take the loss. Whit Merrifield had a sac-fly and Alex Gordon stole home to account for Kansas City’s two runs. Since June 1, the Royals have lost 24 of their last 29 games falling to 25-60, the second-worst record in baseball.
>>Royals Host Red Sox Tomorrow
The Royals are off today. They host the AL East-leading Red Sox tomorrow in the first of a three-game series. Jason Hammel will oppose Boston’s Chris Sale. The Royals are last in the AL Central at 25-and-61, 23-and-a-half games behind the first-place Indians.