Prior to Saturday night’s game against the D-backs, the Royals honored third baseman Mike Moustakas for his single-season franchise home run record (38).
For the Royals, Sunday marks the end of the baseball season. For the D-backs, though, the series finale at Kauffman Stadium is a prelude to the postseason, which begins with Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game against the Rockies at Chase Field.
In a tough final two months of the season for the Royals, they did find a potential starter for their rotation in 2018 in rookie right-hander Jakob Junis.
Rookie Jorge Bonifacio smashed a three-run home run and rookie right-hander Jakob Junis tossed six strong innings as the Royals held on for a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy came oh-so-close to not even starting Friday night’s series opener against the D-backs at Kaufmann Stadium.
First baseman Nick Pratto, the Royals’ first-round pick (14th overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft, was at Kauffman Stadium before Friday’s game against the D-backs along with all the other Minor Leaguers the club recently honored.
The Royals will honor third baseman Mike Moustakas prior to Saturday night’s game for setting the franchise single-season home run mark while the visiting D-backs continue to tune up for their upcoming National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday.
Whit Merrifield hit the go-ahead home run and the Royals’ bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the D-backs on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Zack Greinke’s final start of the regular season will be a dress rehearsal for the postseason when he and the D-backs square off with Ian Kennedy and the Royals on Friday night. The game will be broadcast live on the official MLB Facebook page, and include an exclusive MLB.com pregame show.
Nicholas Castellanos delivered a three-run double and the beleaguered Tigers bullpen tossed four innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Royals on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The decision on who will play center field for the Royals next season is still perhaps months away. The club first must sort through its financial options for 2018 and determine which free agents it will be able to re-sign, including present center fielder Lorenzo Cain.