The Tampa Bay Rays were pounded by the Kansas City Royals in the first two games of a three-game series. Tampa Bay was trying to salvage the series by avoiding a sweep, but their bats just couldn't do enough to surpass the Royals as Kansas City held on to win 5-4 and sweep the Rays.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas got things started off for the Royals with a first-inning home run to take the early lead. By the fifth inning the Royals had added three more runs to take a 4-0 lead, looking like they would pound the rays once again as they had in the first two games of the series.
Tampa Bay rallied in the sixth inning however, adding two runs to cut the lead in half. In the eighth inning Ben Zobrist picked up a two RBI triple to tie the game, but in the bottom of the inning Billy Butler homered to left field to give the Royals the lead and ultimately the win.