Manager Ned Yost doesn't believe there is one single issue stopping his team from gaining any traction, even though the club has been besieged by injuries.
"I'm not going to use injuries as an excuse," Yost said. "We've been inconsistent at times offensively. When we got our pitching and hitting together, that's when we have gone on runs.
"But then we've had inconsistency, too, with our starting pitching. It's a lot of things."
Yost also doesn't believe that getting frustrated is productive.
"There's no reason to get frustrated about it," Yost said. 'You just deal with it."
So what needs to happen for the Royals to go on another run?
"Just win some games," Yost said. "Get some stops, put some runs on the board and score more than they do. Simple as that. There are no easy fixes. You just go play the game."
Ventura tests out ankle
KC@TOR: Ventura plays catch to test sprained ankle
Yordano Ventura, who sprained his right ankle while running the bases, tests out the ankle
Yordano Ventura, who running the bases on Sunday and was taken out after 2 2/3 innings, threw a side session on Monday and felt OK. sprained his right ankle
Ventura shaken up on bases
KC@PHI: Ventura is shaken up running the bases
While running from first to second, Yordano Ventura sprains his ankle, then leaves in the 3rd inning
"The ankle is much better," Yost said. "If he keeps progressing each day, he should be fine [to make his next start, scheduled for Friday]. We'll see."
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