With another postponement looming as a possibility, Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals breezed to their first victory of the season.
Junis took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday. On a chilly, rainy day — with snow a possibility on Wednesday — Kansas City and Detroit played nine innings in 2 hours, 17 minutes.
Those conditions out there are miserable for everybody, Royals manager Ned Yost said. When it’s misty like that it helps you a little bit, because you get a little bit of moisture on your fingers. When it’s super ice cold, the ball feels like you’re throwing an ice cube.
Jorge Soler, who still doesn’t have a major league hit since July 2, drove in the game’s only run with a sacrifice fly in the second.
Authentic Youth Dion Dawkins Jersey Junis (1-0) allowed three hits in seven-plus innings. The 25-year-old right-hander walked one and struck out six before being lifted following Mikie Mahtook’s leadoff single in the eighth.
Derek Sanderson Game Jersey Mitch Haniger hit a two-run single, Kyle Seager also singled in a run in a big first inning, and the Mariners spoiled the Giants’ home opener with a 6-4 win Tuesday.
Panik went deep in the fourth, his third solo drive of the season. At that point, he had accounted for all three of Drew Doughty Authentic Jersey San Francisco’s runs for the season with those shots.
At this rate, the Giants might need him to hit 60 just to stay competitive.
All I can do is laugh about that one, Panik said of Bochy’s bold prediction.
Marco Gonzales (1-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Mariners.
Evan Longoria added a two-run shot for the Giants, the first hit with his new team after an 0-for-17 start.