Another day, another home loss for the KC Royals. They also received another short outing from a starter, as the Royals lost to St. Louis, 8-2.
Luis Mendoza lasted longer than Friday night’s starter, but was pulled with two on and one out in the 5th inning. One of those runs scored and Mendoza ended up allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks.
The Royals bullpen was once again overworked, as five relievers were needed to finish the game. Newly promoted lefty, Francisley Bueno, allowed one run in his one inning of work.
The offense was shut down by Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright. He allowed just six hits. Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar collected two hits each. Gordon drove in one run and scored the other.
Every Cardinals starter had at least one hit, except backup catcher Tony Cruz. The top six hitters in their order had multi-hit games.
The two teams finish the I-70 series on Sunday afternoon.