Wednesday afternoon’s giveaway were Mark Canha shirts. And he ended up being the hero.
After three hours and 35 minutes, the Kansas City Royals did what most teams can’t seem to do: Score runs off Oakland A’s closer Liam Hendricks.
Chris Bassitt held the Royals to three hits and one run, but on this Saturday afternoon, that wasn’t good enough to beat Danny Duffy.
Ty Blach held a 1.67 ERA on the AT&T mound this season heading into Tuesday’s game. Breaking that down into some number soup, that’s seven runs in 33.2 innings. Hitters, from both sides of the plate, managing a .190 average off the lefty.
Since the 2013 emergence of the Kansas City Royals, the AL Central has been among the most entertaining division in Major League Baseball.
The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants can fill key spots in their 2016 25-man rosters with value free agents.
The Royals are a different animal, and they proved that last year.
Unpolished Oakland defense and solid Kansas City offense turned into another loss for the A’s Sunday.