ARLINGTON, Texas (KSNW) – The Royals mustered just one run off eight hits and committed three errors on defense in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Texas scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two run blast from Joey Gallo off Brady Singer.
Whit Merrifield has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, Sunday was a 3-4 performance with Kansas City’s only RBI that came in the fifth inning.
“We need a big hit, we talk about that a lot. That next man up too, I think sometimes we do fall into that trap of trying to do too much in those situations instead of taking what they are going to give us,” said Mike Matheny, the Royals manager. “We had some missed opportunities in four different innings today.”
With the loss, Kansas City falls to 33-43 on the season, tied for last in the American League Central Division with Minnesota.
The Royals’ road trip continues with the start of a four game series at Boston on Monday.