Kansas City Royals lost the duel with Chicago Cubs on Wednesday with a total score 6:1 due to the brilliant play of the Cubs’ Japanese star, Yu Darvish. The Royals already had two defeats during their previous games against Cubs and hoped to get a rematch in the third run. However, either to the bad luck or as a result of the more coherent play of the other team, the Royals couldn’t get a victory again.
Bad luck for Royals and triumph for Cubs
Yu Darvish set his personal record in Wednesday’s game against Kansas City Royals. The 33-year-old Japanese pitcher made seven brilliant innings and pulled back 12 of 14 batters that resulted in his team’s victory.
Darvish is one of the brightest figures in the global baseball arena. His breakthrough came after he signed a contract with the Texas Rangers in 2012. The pitcher showed an awesome performance during his 6-seasons play for the team. In 2017, Darvish joined the Los Angeles Dodgers. Though he pitched well, his performance in the World Series was not as successful as expected to be. A year later, the sportsman made an unexpected transfer to the Chicago Cubs, where he plays till the present day. According to reports, his 6-year contract value is approximately $125 million.
Getting back to Wednesday’s game against the Royals, it is fair to say that Cubs made the right choice by inviting Darvish to the club. One of his major opponents, Kris Bublic, also showed a high-class performance in the game. The left-hander pitcher of the Royals made six striking innings and pulled back 9 of 9 batters.
In the Royals’ defense, the team had reduced chances to win even ahead of the match due to some major staff changes. They had to replace their leading outfielder just before the game due to an injury. Bubba Starling injured his arm ahead of the play, and the coach put Franchy Cordero in his place.
Even though the current season is not the best one for Kansas City, the club’s manager, Mike Matheny, said that the team is not losing positive spirit: “We hope for the better tomorrow and take further action at this point.”
It is good to know that the Royals stay in high spirits, while fans congratulate Chicago Cubs with their recent remarkable triumph.