August 11th, 2017
Written by Greg Rahe
For the 2nd game in a row the Kansas City Royals were done in by a grand slam. Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the 7th inning to break a 3-3 tie for St. Louis and lifting the Cardinals to a 8-6 win Thursday night.
The Royals built a 3-0 lead scoring 2 runs on a Melky Cabrera triple in the 5th inning. The Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the 6th. The Royals cut the deficit to 7-6 with 3 runs in the 8th inning on a Brandon Moss double and Whit Merrifield sacrifice fly. Manager Ned Yost says the bullpen needs to get back on track.
The Royals begin a 3 game series in Chicago with the White Sox tonight. Danny Duffy will be the starting pitcher for the Royals. Reynaldo Lopez will make the start for the White Sox. First pitch is set for 7:10p.
The Royals are now in 3rd place in the AL Central. 4 games back of Cleveland and a half game back of the Minnesota Twins.
The Royals on Thursday placed struggling right-hander Trevor Cahill on the 10-day disabled list because of right shoulder impingement syndrome, and they recalled right-hander Kevin McCarthy from Triple-A Omaha.
Cahill pitched on Wednesday in the Royals' 8-5 loss to St. Louis and was ineffective for the third straight start since being acquired from San Diego. Cahill gave up three runs and walked five in 2 1/3 innings.