WASHINGTON After 16 consecutive scoreless innings, the Royals offense came to life with an eighth-inning rally to tie their rubber match on the road against the Washington Nationals. Then it all went downhill in a hurry.
The Nationals scored three eighth-inning runs (two earned) against Royals relief pitcher Jake Diekman to break a tie and snatch the game and the series. The Royals dropped the series finale 5-2 in front of an announced 21,873 at Nationals Park Sunday afternoon.
The Royals wont play again until Friday at home following the Major League Baseball All-Star break.
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