KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander Wade Davis wasn't sure how he'd feel once he returned to the mound after being away from the team for over a week.
Davis was away on bereavement leave, grieving the loss of his stepbrother, Dustin Huguley, 25, who passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3 in Florida.
Davis did not speak of his personal loss, though manager Ned Yost had indicated earlier that Davis and Huguley were very close and grew up together as best friends.
Davis came back Monday after missing a start and pitched soundly against the Miami Marlins, going six innings in a 6-2 Royals win.
"I thought Wade pitched great," Yost said. "He had good stuff and kept us in the game."
Davis, though, who is always soft-spoken and reticent to talk about himself, couldn't exactly put into words what his emotions were.
"Honestly, I don't know," he said, almost whispering. "I just felt like I was out there. Wasn't much more than that."
Physically, Davis said he did feel a bit fatigued near th...