August 24, 2014

Royals look sluggish, miss chance at sweep with 3-1 loss to Rangers

At last, at the end of a 10-day trip, the Royals showed fatigue. Texas may be the worst team in baseball, but on Sunday they still bested a division leader. The Royals could not touch Scott Baker, a long reliever forced into emergency duty. Save for a solo homer by Billy Butler, Baker escaped five innings unscathed.

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