The Wingnuts scored five runs in the final three innings Monday night, rallying from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Joplin Blasters 5-4 on T.J. Mittelstaedt’s ninth-inning home run at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
The United States — with former Kansas runner Kyle Clemons watching from the stands — won the 1600-meter relay in Rio, which earned Clemons a gold medal he’s been showing off since returning to the United States last week.
The Royals trailed by two runs when they scored eight times in the sixth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-4 on Sunday night in Boston. Raul Mondesi’s bases-loaded triple was the big blow in the inning as Kansas City clinched another series victory and prolonged its wild August surge.
Eric Berry has signed his contract and is back with the Chiefs. The All-Pro safety returned to Arrowhead Stadium to join the team on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs’ third preseason game. He’ll attend his first practice on Monday.
Saturday night at Fenway Park was supposed to be a duel, a matchup between Danny Duffy, the emerging ace of the Royals, and the tested excellence of Boston’s David Price. What we received instead was a 8-3 blowout, an unexpected bludgeoning at the hands of a dangerous Red Sox lineup.
Before he was a relief pitcher with Kansas City, Moylan spent his early 20s working as a day laborer and pharmaceutical sales rep in his native Australia. A decade after his debut, his road to the big leagues still defies description.