After getting a much-needed win in the first game of this series, the Kansas City Royals have a chance to clinch the series against the Baltimore Orioles in game two Saturday evening.
Hey, look, good things are happening to the Kansas City Royals! After a much-needed All-Star Break, the Kansas City Royals came out and won by seven runs Friday night. We’re gonna ignore the fact that Kansas City’s opponent happened to be the Baltimore Orioles and focus solely on the fact that the Royals beat someone 9-2.
Yes, it should be noted that the Baltimore Orioles are bad, even worse than the Kansas City Royals. And being worse than this Kansas City Royals team is a pretty impressive feat, all things considered.
But hey, with this group, you take every little bit of joy that you can get, right? The Royals have struggled all season and this seven-run win put an end to a four-game losing streak that dates back to Wednesday, July 7 when Kansas City lost 5-2 to the Cincinnati Reds.
So, while this year has been a bit of a bust and it seems almost probable that the Royals will shake things up by trading away some familiar faces, Kansas City fans got a brief moment of fun last night with that win over Baltimore.
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Now the Kansas City Royals have a chance to win a series for the first time since they beat the Twins at the beginning of this month.
Here’s everything you’ll need to keep up with game two of this series between the Orioles and the Royals:
- Baltimore Orioles (28-62) vs. Kansas City Royals (37-53)
- Date: Saturday, July 17
- Time: 6:10 p.m. CT
- Location: Kansas City, Missouri
- Venue: Kauffman Stadium
- TV Channel: Bally Sports Kansas City
- Radio: KCSP 610
- Reddit: r/KCRoyals
- Live stats: ESPN Gamecast
Heading down the stretch of the season, it seems likely that title contenders will look to struggling and rebuilding teams like the Royals in search of players to help make a World Series run more likely.
We’ll see what happens with all of that later down the line, but maybe we can get another win to celebrate this evening to focus on for the moment.