Royals Take Series Behind Dominant Volquez

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With two outs in the eighth inning, the third straight sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium came to it’s feet. Why? They were applauding Edinson Volquez and his nearly eight strong innings. The offense, featuring not one, but two, home runs, was able to provide enough run support.

 

It seems like there have been plenty of nights here lately where the Royals needed their starter to step up. Edinson Volquez was “that guy” tonight, as he pitched just shy of eight innings. His final line will read: 7.2 IP, one earned run on eight hits, and eight strikeouts. Volquez managed to lower his ERA to 3.15 after his outing today.

 

Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were the offensive saviors today. Hosmer with a solo blast in the fourth inning, and Moustakas with a three-run shot in the seventh gave “Steady Eddy” all the support he would need.


For whatever reason, this team keeps finding a way to win. Alex Gordon has been gone for eleven games now. The Royals have lost two of those games, and aren’t looking to let up anytime soon. They head to Saint Louis for a makeup game tomorrow, and then back Kauffman in an important three-game set against the Houston Astros.  

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