Royals take series from Twins despite big loss in Game 2
The Royals defeated the Twins, 5–4, to take the rubber match of their weekend series at Minnesota. Kansas City sandwiched Saturday’s 17–0 loss with a pair of one-run victories to win the series despite being outscored, 27–12. The Royals were the first road team since 1899 to win a series of any length in which they were outscored by that wide a margin.
One hundred eighteen years ago, Washington won two of three games at Louisville despite being outscored by the Colonels, 34–16. After losing the first two games of the series, 7–6 and 5–3, Louisville routed Washington, 25–4, in what would be the final home game ever played by the Colonels. On the day of that big win, fire damaged Eclipse Park. Louisville, which featured Honus Wagner as a young superstar, played its final 38 games of the season on the road, and the National League voted to drop the club following that season.