In the Royals’ 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday in Seattle — a win that stopped a five-game losing streak and salvaged the final game of a six-game road trip — Danny Duffy’s stand proved crucial. The reliever threw a lifeline to Royals starter Ian Kennedy, who had thrown five scoreless innings before loading the bases in the sixth.
Saturday night in Seattle, the Royals dropped a 6-0 decision to the Mariners, losing for the fifth time in six days, careening aimlessly as the calendar turned to May. An opening month that began with so much promise — an 8-2 start and a World Series ring ceremony at Kauffman Stadium — ended with a series of duds on a West Coast road trip.
For the three-plus years they’ve been in Kansas City, Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have consistently stated their desire to find high-character players who love football. But on Saturday, the Chiefs used a fifth-round draft pick to select a dynamic return man, Tyreek Hill, who pleaded gui.
After addressing two primary needs — defensive line and cornerback — with their first two picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chiefs used all three of their fourth-round picks to do the same on Saturday, the final day of the draft.
The Chiefs selected Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones, listed at 6 feet 6 and 308 pounds, with their first of two second-round NFL draft picks Friday. The Chiefs traded their other second-round pick for a third- and a fourth-round pick. They took Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell in the third round.