Royals pitchers win Game 2 against Indians
CLEVELAND – A Monday that started with Salvador Perez in history ended with the Royals sweeping the Indians in a doubles program at Progressive Field.
After Brady Singer’s full game (seven innings) in Game 1, five Royals relievers finished 4-2 in Game 2. After losing their previous 11 games to the Indians, the Royals started this streak. of four games with two wins in one. day, including a 7-2 win in Game 1.
Kansas City had plenty of arms to use after Singer got through Game 1, requiring 97 pitches for seven two-run innings. The right-hander saw his departure postponed from Friday to Monday because he ran out of time due to health protocols, but he returned without having skipped a beat.
Then two of the Royals’ most underrated front office pickups this season did their part in the last drink. Joel Payamps, who was acquired from the Blue Jays for cash on July 21, started Game 2 and only needed eight shots to complete the first inning. On Payamps’ 33rd and final throw, with a third inning out, Andrés Giménez activated a suspended slider for a moon shot from a home run in the right corner of the pitch.
Domingo Tapia replaced Payamps and struck out four batters on his perfect 1 2/3 innings, showing that swing and lack the Royals knew he had when they acquired him from Seattle on May 22 for money. Tapia was chosen as an option for Triple-A Omaha when he arrived in the organization to work on his slider, but the Royals added him to their box in late July – and he hasn’t looked back.