Kansas City Royals: An Opening Day To Remember

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Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios (15), designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) and left fielder

Alex Gordon

(4) – Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The bottom of the seventh inning was amazing for the Royals and was probably when Kauffman went the craziest. Alex Gordon knocked in two runs and Alex Rios later hit his first home run as a member of the Kansas City Royals, which was a three-run home run. By that point it was 9-1 in favor of Kansas City, and Royals fans were pretty much guaranteeing this was a win for the boys in blue.

Wade Davis also picked up where he left off, pitching a clean eighth inning. It was nice to see the relievers go to work and still be dominant. After another run was tacked on by the Royals in the bottom of the eighth, it was a 10-1 game and Ryan Madson shut things down in the ninth to give Kansas City the win.

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  • It was an exciting day for Kansas City Royals, and seriously, what more could fans have asked for? Ventura will likely be okay, as he had a cramp in his right hand, according to Chris Fickett of the Kansas City Star.

    Overall, this year’s Opening Day blew last year’s out of the water. Yes, the Royals won last year as well (at least their Home Opening Day they did), but this year’s was basically a continuation of the 2014 postseason excitement.

    Fans have high hopes for the 2015 season and rightfully so. The Kansas City Royals came out swinging (literally) on Monday and also reinforced that they have excellent defense and incredible pitching as well. Alex Rios had a great day, and it was nice to see Moose make an impact as well.

    I will say that it was bittersweet not seeing James Shields out there on the mound or watching Billy Butler at the plate. Shields helped the Royals make it to the postseason last year, and Billy was beloved by Kansas City. It’s going to be weird without those two this season.

    I enjoyed my Opening Day experience and am very fortunate that I was able to attend for the second year in a row. My dad and older brother are both diehard Royals fans, and I went to several postseason games with them last year. This game reminded me how lucky I am that we got to experience that and be apart of it.

    All in all, 2015 should be another fun season in Kansas City. Go Royals!

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