Royals Fall Short of Come back in Opener of Important Series in Detroit
Isn't it funny how one inning can change a baseball game? Let me answer that for you: No, it's not funny at all. Because we can't just pretend that the third inning didn't even happen, we are now down to a one game lead in the American League Central.
We'll just call it "The Inning that Never Ended." That's exactly what happened. In the third inning, with the score tied 2--2, Jeremy Guthrie went all "Jonathen Sanchez" on us, and imploded giving the Tigers six runs just in that inning. Guts didn't even last three innings. His final line would be, and hold onto your socks when you see this one: 2 2/3 innings, six earned runs, a walk, and a strikeout. This lovely game has boosted his ERA to 4.54.
The Coleman/Coleman (Casey and Louis) tandem combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings with Scott Downs finishing out Louis Coleman's bottom of the sixth inning.
Kansas City managed to tack on two more runs on a Billy Butler RBI-ground out and an inside-the-park (I am not kidding). Lorenzo Cain's homer came when on a defensive miscue by right fielder Don Kelly and center fielder Torii Hunter. It appeared that when the two collided that Hunter was injured on the play. That indeed was not the case, as he remained in the game. Eric Hosmer tacked on the fifth Royals run with an RBI-single in the fifth inning off of Joba Chamberlain.
Ned Yost said before the game that this game wasn't very important. Ned Yost lied. This game was the start to the most important series in my young life. Kansas City's lead has dwindled to one game over Detroit, and facing Max Scherzer tomorrow will not help their case.