After the first inning in Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals and starting pitcher Luke Hochevar find themselves in an early hole as they trail the Cleveland Indians by a score of 7-1. Hochevar started the game off poorly, allowing seven runs in the first half inning.
First Michael Brantley singed to center field and Asdrubal Cabrera then doubled to deep right field, sending Brantley to third base. Shin-Soo Choo was next up and got a third straight Indians hi, singling to right, sending Brantley and Cabrera home. Carlos Santana struck out swinging on the next at bat while Choo stole second and Travis Hafner grounded out to first, which sent Choo to third.
Then, with two outs, things really got out of hand. Shelley Duncan singled to right, scoring Choo and next up Casey Kotchman also singled to right, sending Duncan to second. Jason Kipnis then tripped to center field, scoring both Duncan and Kotchman and then Jack Hannahan singled to center scoring Kipnis. Brantley, the first batter in the lineup then came back to the place and got his second hit in one inning, doubling to right, which scored Hannahan.
Hochevar finally got the third out by popping out Cabrera. As of right now, Hochevar's ERA is a whopping 9.72 and unless he gets things back in control and the Royals start hitting the ball, he's probably going to get a loss today.