Vahe Gregorian

This loss is a tough one for the Royals to swallow

It’s a matter of debate whether the 10-1 loss to the Tigers on Friday was more deflating than the bizarre encore Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. But the flat voices and bewildered undertone in the clubhouse Saturday suggested this one would be a chore to shrug off, especially as time shrivels away.

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Vahe Gregorian

This loss is a tough one for the Royals to swallow

It’s a matter of debate whether the 10-1 loss to the Tigers on Friday was more deflating than the bizarre encore Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. But the flat voices and bewildered undertone in the clubhouse Saturday suggested this one would be a chore to shrug off, especially as time shrivels away.

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