The leadoff home run by Jose Altuve was hardly what frustrated Rich Hill the most. It was the three walks and the sacrifice fly he gave up in the third inning that left Oakland's left-hander shaking his head.
Ian Kennedy felt like he only had one pitch working for him against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. He was still able to take a shutout into the sixth inning, and get a big boost from his bullpen when he finally ran into trouble.
The Royals' 2015 World Series champions flag is flying next to their 1985 championship flag atop the Hall of Fame in Kauffman Stadium after a ceremony Sunday night before the season-opening game against the New York Mets.
Royals raise 2015 World Series championship flag at Kauffman Stadium
Royals fans explain their jerseys
Royals fans deliver baseball to the K in historic relay
Royals manager Ned Yost says opening day is great for fans, 'a pain' for coaches and players