The Braves' road woes continue as the Royals registered a walk-off hit in a 4-3 win at Kauffman Stadum. Here are three observations from the game:
1. The Braves' came back, but Alex Gordon spoiled the fun
Per their 2013 custom, the Braves allowed the Royals to build an early lead before their offense got things going. If that doesn't sound familiar, you haven't been paying attention. Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza shut down the Braves in the first six innings, allowing just three hits over that stretch.
And yet, Atlanta came alive in the seventh inning, knocking in three runs off the bats of Reed Johnson (RBI single) and Justin Upton (bases-loaded, two-RBI single), evening the game at 3-3 heading into the seventh-inning stretch.
However, despite forcing the game into extra innings, the Braves could not capitalize on their late-game opportunities to score the go-ahead run; they put a runner on base with no outs in both the eighth and 10th innings to no avail.