Judging the Royals

July 14, 2013 5:48 PM

Small things result in a big Royals loss

The Royals lost this game by two runs, but it didn’t have to be that way. In the second inning with one down and the bases loaded, Alcides Escobar hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield. Lorenzo Cain was on third base; he tagged up and scored. Cleveland centerfielder, Michael Bourn, made a throw to the plate and the ball was airmailed, way over the cutoff man’s head. Miss the cutoff man and trail runners can move up. David Lough was the runner on second; he recognized that the throw was high, tagged up and moved to third base. Johnny Giavotella was the runner on first base; he didn’t take advantage of the high throw and remained on first.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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