Coming off a four-game sweep against the last-place Brewers, the Royals had another opportunity to beat up on another struggling team, the Boston Red Sox.
Instead, the Royals lost two of three to the Red Sox at home and now embark on a nine-game road trip with stops in Seattle, Oakland and Houston with the sour taste of a 13-2 trouncing Sunday afternoon from the Sox.
The team will take the “it’s only one game” approach and do its best to put the ugly loss in the past, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain said.
“(It’s) easy to put a game like that behind us,” Cain said. “So bad, you just have to erase it. For us we’re moving on. On to Seattle. If you dwell on things in this game, it carries over.”
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Eric Hosmer echoed similar sentiments, saying the team better move on with a tough slate of games ahead and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez on the horizon. He is scheduled to pitch Monday’s opener for the Mariners.
“We have to put it in the past,” Hosmer said. “Because in this league you can’t carry that stuff day-to-day with you, especially when you have the Mariners and King Felix coming up.”