I’ll be honest, I wasn’t planning on a recap due to the fact that my brother took my dog to live with him, and yes that made me very, very sad. It was about the bottom of the 14th inning when I realized that most of you probably went to bed in the bottom of the thirteenth.
This game didn’t see it’s first hit until the top of the fifth inning when Carlos Santana singled off of Danny Duffy.
The first Royals base runner came in the seventh when Omar Infante singled, but was stranded. The first of two Royals runs came in the eighth inning when Mike Moustakas hit a little league homerun. It was ruled a double and a two-base throwing error, and was charged as an unearned run to Corey Kluber.
The Royals were poised to end the game in the ninth when All Star Greg Holland blew the save for the second time this year.
The score would stand pat for the next five innings. In the bottom of the fourteenth, Lorenzo Cain hit an infield single to get things started for Kansas City that inning. Cain then stole second base for Raul Ibanez to hit him in.
Ned Yost would pinch-hit Danny Valencia for Raul Ibanez. The countering move would be for Terry Francona to bring in John Axford. Danny Valencia would promptly strike out.
Next up would be Nori Aoki. If you told me that the game would be left up to Nori Aoki, I would’ve told you that you were lying. Nori Aoki singled in Lorenzo Cain to give the Royals the 2-1 walkoff victory against the Indians.
Josh Tomlin will face Yordano Ventura later today in game number two. Let’s hope there is a better offensive production from the Royals.