Whit Merrifield hits two homers for the first time in his career, and Brandon Moss rips a walk-off RBI double down the right-field line against White Sox reliever Tyler Clippard for a 5-4 Royals victory Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals were guided by manager Ned Yost, who was fired in Milwaukee after overseeing a successful youth movement. The White Sox are led by manager Rick Renteria, who spent one season nurturing a young Chicago Cubs team in 2014 before being fired to make room for Joe Maddon.
In a 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night, Mike Moustakas delivered the decisive shot, a 375-foot solo blast off Chicago reliever David Holmberg that propelled the Royals to a fourth-straight victory. The homer represented Moustakas’ 27th of the year … before his 28th in the bottom of the eighth.
Denny Matthews called the action, former Kansas City Royals pitched, there were “Sledge-iattos,” and Sluggerrr was on hand, and it was all for a wiffle ball game Saturday on a special field that supported Dayton Moore’s charity.
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer did not start Friday night’s series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium to attend to an undisclosed family matter. Hosmer, though, came on as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning. Brandon Moss had started in his place at first place.
The Kansas City Royals scored four runs in four different innings Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium in a 16-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers that pulled them with a game and a half of first place in the American League Central.
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in the Crossroads had planned a special addition to their menu: The Sledge-iatto, the part espresso, part chocolate milk concoction perfected by Royals reliever Peter Moylan. Then Moylan walked in to the business unexpected.