Salvador Perez records his 1000th hit, drilling an RBI single to left field and scoring Whit Merrifield to cut the Royals' deficit to 4-1
One of the things that sounds really weird in hindsight but didn’t seem all that weird at the time because of pandemic-warped 2020-ness: the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels didn’t play each other once last year. In fact, the Royals haven’t played anybody not in the American League Central or National League Central since 2019. So, it’ll be a lot of re-acquainting ourselves with teams.
The Royals placed reliever Jesse Hahn on the 10-day Injured List today with right shoulder impingement syndrome, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. Right-hander Jake Newberry was promoted to replace him on the roster. Hahn was nearly unhittable in 17 1⁄3 innings in 2020, allowing just four hits, and none against left-handers.