Royals’ attack aims to be on top in big showdown against Tigers

Dairon Blanco will look to follow up his career night with a fitting repeat on Wednesday Kansas City Royals play the third contest of their four-match series against the visitors Detroit Tigers

Blanco also recorded career highs in hits (four) and RBIs (three) during this period. Royal Family‘ win 11-10 Tigers on Tuesday. He fell behind Homer by cycle, although he admitted that he tried to go deep in his last at-bat. The ball fell just inches short, and Blanco had to be content with an RBI double.

“I was ready to get it in that last match, but it didn’t happen,” Blanco said through an interpreter, according to Bailey Sports Kansas City. “It was still a good at-bat and I got an RBI.”

Royal Family Manager Matt Quattroro was pleased to see positive results from Blanco, who entered Tuesday’s game batting only .188 on the season.

“Every hit was important, and that’s what stood out to me.” Quattro said. “…It’s good for him because I know he’s putting a little bit of pressure on himself to get some hits, to drive the ball a little bit. It was rewarding to watch him do that.”

Kansas City’s Ryan Yarbrough (2-4, 5.29 ERA) will square off against Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez (5-5, 2.70) in a battle of left-handers on Wednesday night.

Yarbrough, 31, returned from a two-month absence after suffering a facial fracture to allow one run on six hits over six innings of a 4–1 victory at the Cleveland Guardians on July 9.

Yarbrough said, “I have an understanding of what happened and coming back from it and what could have happened and how lucky and blessed I am.” “It’s been great and there’s been a lot of support from the crowd, especially after the game. It’s been great.”

Yarbrough is 1–1 with a 2.35 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) vs. Tigers

He would be wise to pitch carefully to Spencer Torkelson, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning on Tuesday and a three-run shot in the fifth. Torkelson, who is leading the team with 14 homers this season, added a double in the seventh inning to get a career-high 10-base performance.

Torkelson told Bailey Sports Detroit, “It feels good, but at the end of the day we took a loss. And it’s a tough taste in your mouth.” “It feels good and we can definitely take away some (good) things from it.”

Matt Vierling answered 0 for 14 with a two-run double in the eighth inning Tigers3-2 win over Royal Family on Monday. He added two hits and three runs on Tuesday

Rodriguez, 30, earned his first win since May 10 after allowing two runs on three hits over five innings of a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday. He was making his second start since being sidelined with a finger injury in June.

Rodriguez is 3–2 with a 4.31 ERA in nine career starts against Kansas City.

–Field Level Media