Poor Royals


Lima time was in full effect on Sunday.

The right-hander tossed a complete game, holding his former team, the Tigers, to one run on five hits. But that’s the problem: He allowed a run, and his team scored none.

After getting swept by the Tigers in a doubleheader Sunday, the Royals have now lost 15 straight. There has been only one longer losing streak in the Major Leagues since 1990. The Cubs lost 16 straight in 1996. The American League record is 21 by the Orioles at the outset of the 1988 season. The Major League record is 24 by the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

These Royals are so bad, they might challenge the Spiders’ record. KC heads to Seattle, Oakland, hosts the Red Sox, then visits the Bronx before hosting the Twins. The Mariners are beatable, but the A’s and Sox are hot, and the Yanks are going to want revenge after getting swept in Kansas City.

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