Judging the Royals

April 20, 2013 6:05 PM

Seven extra base runners is one too many

Five walks, a hit batter and an error—the Royals gave the Red Sox seven extra base runners. Boston beat Kansas City 4-3 and a walk scored: seven extra base runners was one too many. In a game this close, giving the other team extra runners will eventually come back to haunt you and, in the bottom of the eighth inning, it did. Daniel Nava homered, but without a walk to Mike Napoli right before the long ball, the Royals would have tied it up in the ninth.

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