TORONTO (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have never been worse.
The Royals set a team record with their 105th loss, as Josh
Towers pitched his second complete game of the season in the
Toronto Blue Jays' 10-1 victory Friday night.
The Royals are a major league-worst 55-105. They went 58-104
last year and have three 100-loss seasons in the last four years.
"It's even hard to go to the bar," said Jose Lima, who turned
Asked about the record-setting loss, manager Buddy Bell said:
Kansas City center fielder Aaron Guiel said it didn't matter.
"At this time of year you are not playing for wins and
losses," Guiel said. "You are playing for development and
Frank Catalanotto drove in three runs and is 9-for-15 with seven
RBI in his last three games. John Ford-Griffen had four RBI in
his first major league start for the Blue Jays, who must win their
final two games to reach .500.
"Coming up here is a great honor," Griffin said. "Right now
it's just about going out there, getting at-bats and showing I can
Towers (13-12) scattered nine hits while striking out six and
walking none in his fourth career complete game.
"You're impressed with the outcome, but not impressed by what
you saw up there," Guiel said.
The 28-year-old right-hander reached 200 innings for the first
time and reached career highs in wins and ERA (3.71) this season.
"Josh went out in style, man," Toronto manager John Gibbons
said. "His 13th win, he had a heck of a year."
Toronto batted around and scored five runs off Zach Greinke
(5-17) in the fourth on Guillermo Quiroz's run-scoring walk and
two-run doubles by Griffin and Catalanotto.
"I'm tired of grand slams, so I'm not throwing balls down the
middle no matter who it is," Greinke said of the bases-loaded walk
Eric Hinske chased Greinke with an RBI double in the fifth and
the Blue Jays added three runs in the inning off Shawn Camp on
Griffin's two-run single and Catalanotto's RBI single.
Greinke allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings, the
fifth time he's allowed seven or more earned runs this season. He
leads the AL in losses.
"You just have to deal with what happened and try to improve
from there," Greinke said.
Mark Teahen drove in the Royals' lone run with a single in the
Former Kansas City manager Tony Pena resigned the last time
the Royals were in Toronto. Pena quit after a loss on May 10. ...
Toronto 2B Aaron Hill was hit on the left arm in consecutive