Kansas City is dead last in the American League in runs scored, on-base percentage, batting average, and slugging percentage, but they had no problem hitting Curt Schilling last night.
The bottom of the lineup hit him with ease in the second inning -- he had neither velocity nor control -- when KC collected five hits and three runs.
The Royals' pitching staff has the worst ERA in the league, as well as the highest WHIP, highest opponents' batting average, highest opponents' on-base percentage, and second-worst slugging percentage allowed.
But Boston -- with David Ortiz and Trot Nixon getting the night off -- couldn't get anything going with their bats. Every time they tried to make it a close game, the Royals would simply tack on another run or two.
And so, the Red Sox lose two of three games to the worst team in baseball. ... The Yankees beat Toronto during the afternoon, so the East lead is a mere 2.5 games.