KOMU.com https://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Baseball Baseball en-us Copyright 2019, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 15 Oct 2019 HH:10:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com https://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Scherzer goes for five in win over Milwaukee https://www.komu.com/news/scherzer-goes-for-five-in-win-over-milwaukee/ https://www.komu.com/news/scherzer-goes-for-five-in-win-over-milwaukee/ Baseball Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:38:03 PM Jack Knowlton KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Scherzer goes for five in win over Milwaukee

WASHINGTON DC- Mizzou baseball alum Max Scherzer started on the mound Tuesday in a crucial National League Wild Card Game between the Brewers and the Nationals.

Scherzer went for five innings giving up four hits and three runs. The right-hander got himself into a hole early giving up a two run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the top of the first.

Things got worse for the 35-year-old, as he gave up another home run one inning later to Eric Thames in the top of the second.

Scherzer steadied himself going the rest of his appearance hitless and scoreless, before being replaced by Stephen Strasburg.

Fortunately for Washington they were able to pick up the scraps. Strasburg and fellow relief pitcher Daniel Hudson pitched well for the remainder of the game. A huge hit from Juan Soto that drove in three runs, one on a Milwaukee error in the bottom of the eighth gave the nationals the lead. They would hold on to complete the comeback defeating the Brewers 4-3.

Washington begins its series with the Dodgers on Thursday night.

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Kansas City Royals fall to first place Minnesota Twins https://www.komu.com/news/kansas-city-royals-fall-to-first-place-minnesota-twins/ https://www.komu.com/news/kansas-city-royals-fall-to-first-place-minnesota-twins/ Baseball Sat, 28 Sep 2019 5:32:53 PM Alexis Godsey KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Kansas City Royals fall to first place Minnesota Twins

KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals lost to Minnesota Twins 4-3 Saturday afternoon.

This is the Royals 103rd loss of the season so far. The Royals will wrap up the season against the Twins Sunday afternoon.

With no runs on the scoreboard for either team, the Royals Jorge Soler stepped up to the plate and hit his 46th home run of the season.

Soler hit two home run, putting his season total at 47. Royals' social media accounts are celebrating Soler for being tied for the most home run in single season by a cuban-born player.

The Twins made history as the 4th 100-win team of the season Saturday by beating Royals 6-2.

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Soler Tacks on another Home Run to Royals Single season Record; Royals Defeat the White Sox 6-3 https://www.komu.com/news/soler-tacks-on-another-home-run-to-royals-single-season-record-royals-defeat-the-white-sox-6-3/ https://www.komu.com/news/soler-tacks-on-another-home-run-to-royals-single-season-record-royals-defeat-the-white-sox-6-3/ Baseball Thu, 12 Sep 2019 5:05:45 PM Keegan Hartman, KOMU-8 Sports Digital Porducer Soler Tacks on another Home Run to Royals Single season Record; Royals Defeat the White Sox 6-3

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals managed to snag the last game of a 19 game season series against the Chicago White Sox, finish on top of the series 10 games to 9 for the 2019 season. The Royals advance to 25-48 on the road and 54-92 on the season. Royals’ right-fielder Jorge Soler added to his collection of home runs on the season, making his season total 44 home runs. This puts him six above the Royals’ original home run single season, 38, which was set by former Royal Mike Mustakas in 2017. 

Kansas City managed to snag 2 home runs against the White Sox, one in the 1st inning by Soler, then a three-run home run to secure the win by third baseman Hunter Dozier in the bottom of the sixth to give the Royals a 5-2 lead. 

The Royals are 15 games away from concluding their 2019 season, and sit at 4th in the AL Central, at nine games behind the White Sox for 3rd. The Royals come home to Kauffman Stadium Friday to take on the first place team in the AL West, the Houston Astros. First pitch is scheduled for Friday night at 7:15pm.

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Rockies take down Cardinals https://www.komu.com/news/rockies-take-down-cardinals/ https://www.komu.com/news/rockies-take-down-cardinals/ Baseball Tue, 10 Sep 2019 9:49:20 PM Jack Knowlton, KMOU 8 Sports Digital Producer Rockies take down Cardinals

DENVER- The Rockies got off to a good start in the first game of their series against St. Louis, winning 2-1.

Colorado got the scoring started in the bottom of the first with a two run homer from Nolan Arenado.

The Cardinals answered back in the fourth inning when a Paul Goldschmidt ground out to first allowed Dexter Fowler to score.

A big missed opportunity for St. Louis came in the top of the fifth, when they failed to score any runs with the bases loaded. This would prove to be a key moment as Colorado would hold on for the win.

On the mound, Chi Chi Gonzalez got the win for Colorado, his first this season. Michael Wacha took the loss for St. Louis, his seventh of the year.

The teams meet again on Wednesday at 7:40.

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White Sox win game one of series agianst Royals https://www.komu.com/news/white-sox-win-game-one-of-series-agianst-royals/ https://www.komu.com/news/white-sox-win-game-one-of-series-agianst-royals/ Baseball Tue, 10 Sep 2019 9:28:27 PM Jack Knowlton, KMOU 8 Sports Digital Producer White Sox win game one of series agianst Royals

CHICAGO - There were home runs abound in the White Sox 7-3 win over Kansas City on Tuesday.

Adalberto Mondesi started the slugging out for the Royals in the top of the first with a solo homer to right center. Chicago stormed back in the bottom of the first taking 4-1 with a grand slam from Eloy Jimenez.

Kansas City kept the offensive highlight reel going in the second inning with Alex Gordon and Ryan O'Hearn both hitting home runs to bring the Royals within one.

The White Sox answered right back again, restoring a two run advantage from yet another home run, this time by Adam Engal.

The game stagnated for a bit until the bottom of the seventh when a two run home run from Yoan Moncada extended the White Sox lead to 7-3.

On the mound Ivan Nova got the win for the White Sox, his 10th of the year. For the Royals Jakob Junis took his 13th loss of the season.

The two teams meet again on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

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Former St. Louis Cardinals player Chris Duncan dies at 38, team says https://www.komu.com/news/former-st-louis-cardinals-player-chris-duncan-dies-at-38-team-says/ https://www.komu.com/news/former-st-louis-cardinals-player-chris-duncan-dies-at-38-team-says/ Baseball Sat, 7 Sep 2019 7:06:14 AM Christina Maxouris, CNN Former St. Louis Cardinals player Chris Duncan dies at 38, team says

(CNN) -- Chris Duncan, a former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder who helped the team win the 2006 World Series, has died from brain cancer, the team said.

"The Cardinals are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Duncan and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Amy, the entire Duncan family, and his many friends," Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement.

Duncan, 38, was "an integral part" of the 2006 championship and a great teammate and friend to many in the organization, DeWitt said.

After his playing career came to an end in 2010, he became a prominent local sports talk radio host, CNN affiliate KMOV reported.

"He will always be a part of our family at the station and a big part of our community. RIP Dunc we love you!" St Louis' 101 ESPN Radio tweeted.

In 2012, Duncan announced his diagnosis and underwent chemotherapy, the affiliate reported.

He said in January he was leaving radio to focus on his health.

Players expressed sadness online.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Jerry Hairston Jr. wrote he was "sad to hear" of Duncan's passing.

"Fought for such a long time & doesn't have to suffer anymore," he said. "My thoughts are w/ the entire Duncan family. This world is just not fair."

The Memphis Redbirds also paid tribute to the former player.

Los Angeles Angels player Albert Pujols -- a Cardinals veteran -- tweeted he and Duncan had "some great times as teammates."

"He was a dear friend and a strong competitor on and off the field," Pujols wrote. "If anyone could have beat this cancer, always believed Dunc would."

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Royals win thriller against Detroit https://www.komu.com/news/royals-win-thriller-against-detroit/ https://www.komu.com/news/royals-win-thriller-against-detroit/ Baseball Tue, 3 Sep 2019 9:57:18 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Royals win thriller against Detroit

KANSAS CITY- The Tigers got things started in the top of the third with an RBI single from Grayson Greiner. The Royals answered back in the bottom of the third when Jorge Solar crushed a 431 foot, bomb into the seats. This wasn't just any bomb either, with this homer Soler set the Royals single season home run record with is 39th home run this year. The three run shot put the Royals up by two. In the top of the seventh, Victor Reyes got an RBI single bringing the game to 2-3. In the top of the eighth Detroit tied and then took the lead, first through an RBI single from Christin Stewart, followed by a sacrifice fly from Brandon Dixon (4-3). The scoring continued in the bottom of the eighth with Kansas City tying the game back up and then taking the lead back after an infield single by Alex Gordon lead to the tying run (4-4). The Royals took a 5-4 lead after Soler scored on a wild pitch. The ninth inning brought even more drama as Detroit tied it at five from a Rodriguez RBI single, one run scored but KC threw the run that would have given Detroit the lead out at home. Then in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at 5, Ryan O'Hearn stepped up to the plate and delivered a gift to the Kansas City faithful. A 394 foot walk-off home run sealed the thrilling victory for KC as they would get the win 6-5.

On the mound, Ian Kennedy got the win for KC, and Zac Reininger took the loss for Detroit.

Single season home run record set tonight by Jorge Soler.

The next game is Wednesday night at 7:45pm.

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Cardinals win second in a row against Giants https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-win-second-in-a-row-against-giants/ https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-win-second-in-a-row-against-giants/ Baseball Tue, 3 Sep 2019 9:26:30 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals win second in a row against Giants

ST. LOUIS- The Cardinals hold on to their three game lead over the Cubs in the National League Central with a 1-0 win against the San Francisco Giants. St. Louis was particularly impressive in the field and on the mound in this low scoring win. Tommy Edman made a great play at third base in the top of the fourth with a bare handed throw to get the out at first. Another fielding highlight for the Cards came from center fielder Harrison Bader, who made a great diving catch to save a base hit in the top of the eighth. These highlight plays reflect the superb defense that the Cards have. They have the best fielding percentage in the MLB at .988. At the plate, Marcell Ozuna sent a solo shot to left field for St. Louis in the bottom of the sixth, the only run of the game.

On the mound Jack Flaherty had a great outing pitching 8 innings (a career high) allowing only one hit, no runs, and only one walk. He also got eight strikeouts earning the win. Carlos Martinez earned the save. Dereck Rodriguez (5-8) took the loss for the Giants.

The next game for St. Louis is against the Giants on Wednesday night at 6:45PM.

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Royals close out four game home series against the Oakland A's; fall 9-8 on Thursday https://www.komu.com/news/royals-close-out-four-game-home-series-against-the-oakland-a-s-fall-9-8-on-thursday/ https://www.komu.com/news/royals-close-out-four-game-home-series-against-the-oakland-a-s-fall-9-8-on-thursday/ Baseball Thu, 29 Aug 2019 5:55:11 PM Keegan Hartman Royals close out four game home series against the Oakland A's; fall 9-8 on Thursday

Kansas City, MO--The Kansas City Royals rounded out their four home game series against the Oakland Athletics, falling 9-8 Thursday afternoon against Oakland at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals managed to snag only one game at home in the best-of-four series against the Athletics. 

To kick things off, Royals’ RF Jorge Soler got bats hot for the Royals, slamming one out of the park for Kansas City, and snagging Soler’s 37th homerun. Not only would Soler put the Royals up 1-0, but his homerun would bring him within one short of former Kansas City Royal Mike Moustakas’s single season franchise record.

The Athletics would get their momentum in the fourth-inning, when second baseman Jurickson Profar went deep, and then his teammate Josh Phegley would hit an RBI single during the Athletics’ three-run fourth. Then, the Royals would turn to RP Josh Barnes for help, but the Athletics would go up 7-2 by the fifth inning.

However, Athletics’ P Chris Bassit would struggle to find a rhythm against Royals hitters. Nearing the bottom of the fifth, Bassit would give up a single as well as walk bases loaded off of an error. Royals’ 3B Cheslor Cuthbert came within a foot of hitting a game-tying grand slam, but instead produced a two run-double, making the score 7-5 after five innings. 

Oakland would add another run in the sixth, then the Royals would tack another two runs as well, making the score 8-7 in the eighth. Both clubs would manage squeak in one more run, but it was the Athletics who would take the game, winning 9-8. 

The Royals sit at 44-88, and are holding the fourth spot in the AL Central, having eight games on the Detroit Tigers. The Royals open up against the Baltimore Orioles at home tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15pm.

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Athletics top Royals by one https://www.komu.com/news/athletics-top-royals-by-one/ https://www.komu.com/news/athletics-top-royals-by-one/ Baseball Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:36:53 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Athletics top Royals by one

Kansas City- The Royals did not allow as much offense in game 2 of their series with the Athletics, but were unable to pick up the win losing 2-1. The Athletics jumped out to a two run lead after two innings. Chad Pinder was walked with the bases loaded in the first, and Marcus Semien earned an RBI single in the top of the second to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Royals found some scoring of their own in the bottom of the sixth, through an Alex Gordon RBI double. However they would come up short losing their second consecutive game to Oakland.

On the mound, Mike Fiers picked up the win for Oakland (his 13th). For the Royals Mike Montgomery took the loss, giving up five hits.

The next matchup is on Wednesday at 7:15.

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Cardinals extend series lead against Milwaukee https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-extend-series-lead-against-milwaukee/ https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-extend-series-lead-against-milwaukee/ Baseball Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:22:12 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals extend series lead against Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE- The Brewers got things started in game two of this three game series with St. Louis through an RBI from Orlando Arcia. The Cardinals tied it up in the fifth through a Yadier Molina home run.

Then, a moment of déjà vu for the Brewers came in the seventh as Molina sent another one into the stands. This time it was a two run shot off the foul poll to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh. Kolten Wong made it 4-1 from a RBI double in the same inning after a brief rain delay, despite Milwaukee's stadium having a roof.

A two-run homer for Yasmani Grandal made the score 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth, keeping The Crew in the game.

However, the Cardinals didn't hesitate to open the game back up. They came out swinging in the top of the ninth, Harrison Bader extended the Cardinal lead with a two-run RBI double, and Kolten Wong, earned another RBI making the score 6-3 which would ultimately be the final.

On the mound Miles Mikolas got the win earning a season high 10 strikeouts for St. Louis. For Milwaukee, Matt Albers took the loss.

Game three is in Milwaukee on Wednesday at 1:10 pm.

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Cards win big against Brewers https://www.komu.com/news/cards-win-big-against-brewers/ https://www.komu.com/news/cards-win-big-against-brewers/ Baseball Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:43:31 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cards win big against Brewers

St. Louis- The Cardinals exploded in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Brewers 9-4. This makes back to back wins for St. Louis against Milwaukee in this three game series. Game two started similarly to game one with both teams going scoreless until the fourth. After an RBI single for Yadier Molina put St. Louis up 1-0, The Crew responded by driving in two runs of their own in the top of the 6th. It was the bottom of the sixth, and seventh innings however, where the game turned in favor of St. Louis. A three RBI double for Dexter Fowler began the barrage of the Brewers defense, one more run was also scored in the sixith. Another four run seventh inning followed as the Cardinals blew the game wide open, making the score 9-2 by the end of the seventh. Milwaukee managed to salvage two more runs with the score finishing 9-4 Cardinals.

On the mound, Jeremy Jeffress took the loss for The Crew with Tyler Webb getting the win for St. Louis.

Game 3 from St. Louis begins on Wedensday night at 6:45.

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Orioles even up series with Kansas City https://www.komu.com/news/orioles-even-up-series-with-kansas-city/ https://www.komu.com/news/orioles-even-up-series-with-kansas-city/ Baseball Tue, 20 Aug 2019 9:48:18 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Orioles even up series with Kansas City

Baltimore MD- The Orioles evened up the series against Kansas City winning game two 4-1 following a three run 8th inning. The game started slowly with the Royals taking an early lead in the 2nd inning through Meilbrys Viloria. The Orioles eventually struck back in the 7th through Rio Ruiz. Baltimore proceeded to break the game wide open courtesy of a three run homer from 2nd baseman Hanser Alberto. Alberto's 8th homer this season sparked the O's to victory and tied the series at 1 a piece.

On the mound Hunter Harvey picked up his first win of the season for the O's, with Mychal Givens earning a save, his 10th.

The 3rd and final game of the series is in Baltimore at 6:05, and features a pitching match-up between the O's Aaron Brooks (2-7) and Kansas City's Mike Montgomery (0-0).

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Merrifield and DeJong picked for All-Star game https://www.komu.com/news/merrifield-and-dejong-picked-for-all-star-game/ https://www.komu.com/news/merrifield-and-dejong-picked-for-all-star-game/ Baseball Sun, 30 Jun 2019 8:56:02 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Merrifield and DeJong picked for All-Star game

CLEVELAND - Whit Merrifield and Paul DeJong are headed to the All-Star game.

ESPN revealed the 2019 MLB All-Star reserves and pitchers Sunday.

Whit Merrifield will represent the Kansas City Royals as an American League reserve outfielder. He has a .987 fielding percentage this season and has recorded only one error as an outfielder.

DeJong will represent the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League as a reserve shortstop. DeJong has recorded 106 outs and 231 assists at shortstop this season.

This will be the first All-Star game for both Missouri major league players. The game will be at the Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 9th at 6:30 p.m.

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Cardinals dodge series sweep https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-dodge-series-sweep/ https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-dodge-series-sweep/ Baseball Sun, 30 Jun 2019 8:03:54 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals dodge series sweep

SAN DIEGO - The Cardinals won over the Padres in the 11th inning on Sunday.

Matt Wieters' 2-run homer gave St. Louis a 5-3 win over San Diego.

San Diego led the game with three runs, starting with Manny Machado's home run in the 1st inning. They managed to keep the Cardinals quiet until 6th inning.

St. Louis tied the game with two singles in the the 6th and 8th innings.

The game went into extra innings, and Weiters hit the game winning home run in the 11th inning.

The Cardinals will play the Mariners on Tuesday to kick off another three-game series.

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Royals break losing streak https://www.komu.com/news/royals-break-losing-streak/ https://www.komu.com/news/royals-break-losing-streak/ Baseball Sun, 30 Jun 2019 7:46:15 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Royals break losing streak

TORONTO - Kansas City made a comeback to defeat Toronto on Sunday.

They won game three of the series 7-6 and avoided getting swept for the 6th time this season.

The Blue Jays had a 5-1 lead over the Royals in the second inning.

Kansas City took advantage of holes in Toronto's defense in the 3rd inning. Humberto Arteaga and Whit Merrifield both scored off Alex Gordon's hit, and the Royals went on to have a five-run inning.

Toronto didn't end up on top despite two home runs from Justin Smoak.

The Royals are looking to tie the series at the Rogers Centre on Monday.

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Cardinals lose first series in weeks https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-lose-first-series-in-weeks/ https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-lose-first-series-in-weeks/ Baseball Wed, 26 Jun 2019 9:13:40 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals lose first series in weeks

ST. LOUIS - Oakland's 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday was St. Louis's first series loss in two weeks.

The game got off to a slow start, but Beau Taylor injected some energy. He hit a home run in the 4th inning to put Oakland on the scoreboard.

St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright struck out 9 through 6.2 innings, but it wasn't enough to hold the A's lineup.

The next run would be another Oakland home run from Matt Chapman in the 7th inning to make it 2-0.

The Cardinals will try for a comeback on Friday in a three-game series in San Diego.

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Royals drop another series, this time to big bats of Cleveland https://www.komu.com/news/royals-drop-another-series-this-time-to-big-bats-of-cleveland/ https://www.komu.com/news/royals-drop-another-series-this-time-to-big-bats-of-cleveland/ Baseball Wed, 26 Jun 2019 7:51:08 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Royals drop another series, this time to big bats of Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The Royals latest series loss means the team's only won three series since the month of May.

The Indians took the lead early Wednesday and put the game out of reach in the 4th inning. Jake Bauers and Tyler Naquin both hit home runs to make it 4-0.

The Cleveland lineup has 45 home runs so far this month, which is the second most in MLB history, behind Baltimore in 2016.

The Royals tried to mount a comeback in the 9th inning, but to no avail.

Pitcher Trevor Bauer kept the Royals lineup quiet with his season-high of 12-strikeouts. The Indians took the series with this 5-3 win.

Danny Duffy will start for Kansas City on Friday in Toronto to open a four-game series.

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Cardinals drop series sweep https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-drop-series-sweep/ https://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-drop-series-sweep/ Baseball Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:25:51 PM Grace Tayor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals drop series sweep

ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis ended in an Angels' win to spoil the series sweep for the Cardinals.

Los Angeles quickly took the lead with a run from Dustin Garneau in the 2nd inning.

In the 3rd inning, the bases were loaded, when Cardinals shortstop Kolten Wong made an impressive play at second base. Wong caught the ball and bounced it off his glove to the second baseman who finished the double play.

The Angels offense began to be too much for St. Louis. Brian Goodwin and Mike Trout put two more runs on the board. They were followed by Kole Calhoun and Fletcher who were the last to score for the Angels in the 9th inning.

St. Louis was down 6-0 in the 9th, but began a push for the comeback. Jose Martinez hit a home run to make it, 6-1.

The effort did not stop there. Harrison Bader and Yadier Molina scored on a double from Wong.

On the next at-bat, Wong scored to make it just a two-run ball game.

However, the Cardinal's 9th inning magic was not enough. The Angels won 6-4 to avoid a series sweep.

St. Louis will welcome Oakland to Busch Stadium Tuesday for a two-game series.

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Royals tie four-game series https://www.komu.com/news/royals-tie-four-game-series/ https://www.komu.com/news/royals-tie-four-game-series/ Baseball Sun, 23 Jun 2019 7:53:11 PM Grace Tayor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Royals tie four-game series

KANSAS CITY - The Royals manged to tie the series with the best in the American League, in a 6-1 victory over Minnesota.

There was little action until Billy Hamilton and Whit Merrifield scored back-to-back to make it 2-0 Royals.

A three-run home run for Hunter Dozier gave Kansas City the 5-0 lead in the 3rd inning.

Minnesota's Eddie Rosario came back in the 4th inning with a home run and was the last to score for the Twins.

An Alex Gordon RBI double in the 7th inning sealed the deal for a, 6-1 Royals victory.

Kansas City will meet the Indians in Cleveland on Monday for a three-game series.

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