Monday, July 27, 2015

Royals richer because of Latin Americans on the team

In a celebration of Hispanic culture Saturday at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals were clad in uniforms bearing “Los Reales” across the chest, had the game broadcast in Spanish for the first time on local radio and gave away bobbleheads of Dominican Republic native Yordano Ventura.

All of which was punctuated by a fitting ending when Venezuelan Alcides Escobar drove home Brazilian Paulo Orlando with the winning run in the 10th inning as the Royals beat the Astros 2-1.

Dominican Kelvin Herrera got the win, and the Royals’ other run was produced by Venezuelan Sal Perez knocking in Escobar with a sacrifice fly.

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