The Royals and Cardinals are ready to renew the I-70 Series with plenty at stake for two clubs trying to make a push toward October.
The Royals had multiple chances to end the Mariners’ four-run second inning during an 8-7 loss in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader before the inning ever started.
Royals catcher Cam Gallagher make his Major League debut on Sunday, recording his first hit in a 9-1 win over the Mariners in Game 2 of the doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium.
The Mariners hit four home runs, including two by designated hitter Nelson Cruz, to propel themselves to an 8-7 win over the Royals in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Rookie right-hander Jake Junis was excellent in a spot start and Melky Cabrera drove in four runs as the Royals rolled to a 9-1 win over the Mariners in Game 2 to split Sunday’s doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium.
Tonight’s Mariners-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium has been postponed. The clubs will play a traditional doubleheader on Sunday.
All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will be placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering an intercostal strain during the Royals’ 5-2 loss to the Mariners on Friday night.
Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez suffered an intercostal strain during the Royals’ 5-2 loss to the Mariners on Friday, Royals manager Ned Yost said. The Royals are waiting to decide if they will need to place Perez on the disabled list.
Following Saturday’s rainout, the Mariners and Royals will play a doubleheader to close the out the four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. The twin bill be a traditional doubleheader with Game 1 starting at 1:15 p.m. CT, followed by the nightcap after a 20-30 minute break.
Right-hander Nate Karns was back in the Royals’ clubhouse on Friday, almost three weeks to the day since he had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in Dallas.
So far, the player affected most by the Royals’ acquisition of Melky Cabrera has been outfielder Jorge Bonifacio. Bonifacio, who had started nearly every game since he was called up on April 21, has seen his playing time drastically decrease.