The Tampa Bay Rays concluded the interleague portion of their schedule on a positive note.
The same can't be said for the Kansas City Royals.
The visiting Rays hope to build on an encouraging final day of interleague action in Monday night's series opener against a Royals team looking to bounce back after being swept.
After losing seven of nine to NL clubs, Tampa Bay (40-32) swept a day-night doubleheader from Philadelphia on Sunday. In the opener, Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Rays to a 3-2 victory, while in the nightcap Brooks Conrad had a pair of two-run doubles in a 7-3 win.
Unlike Tampa Bay, Kansas City (31-39) had been enjoying facing NL teams, winning seven of nine heading into its weekend set with St. Louis. The Royals were no match for the Cardinals, however, surrendering 30 runs and 41 hits while getting swept.
"It's real disappointing any time you drop three straight," Mike Moustakas said after Sunday's 1...