The "first place" team begins their downward slide that won't conclude until it's time for annual August "rebuilding" hype . . . Read more:
In Daniel Lynch's big league debut, the Kansas City Royals scored six runs. But when three Royals pitchers-Scott Barlow, Jake Junis, and Lynch himself-all had bad enough nights on the mound to combine to allow eight runs, it's hard to win. The Royals did not.