It was not a good day for the Cleveland Baseball Club as they were swept by the Kansas City Royals in a doubleheader at home Monday.
Things were much better for the Cleveland Baseball Club over the weekend as they took two of three from the New York Yankees, combining to score 22 runs in back-to-back games. Unfortunately they did not enjoy the same success at home Monday in a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Cleveland dropped both games Monday as they fell to 73-76 on the year.
The first game was a 7-2 loss as Triston McKenzie was lit up by the Royals. Kansas City hit three two-run homers off of McKenzie as he allowed seven runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four in just 4.1 innings. Cleveland’s offense managed six hits in the contest with both runs scoring in the 5th on a Jose Ramirez RBI single.
Game 2 was not much better as Cleveland had just four hits in a 4-2 loss. It was a bullpen game for Cleveland that saw three different pitchers allowing runs, including Anthony Gose in his MLB pitching debut. This time around it was solo shots from Andres Gimenez and Bobby Bradley which provided the only runs of the game in the loss.
There are two more games left in the series as the final home stand of the season continues. Meanwhile the chance to finish at or above .500 seems to lessen as each day passes.