The slide continued for the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night in Kansas City.
The Rays were swept by the Kansas City Royals, losing 6-3. It was the team’s 10th loss in their last 12 games.
Chris Archer struggled again, giving up four runs in the first two innings. The Rays came back to within 4-3, but a pair of sacrifice flies closed it out for the Royals, who lead the American League Central. Tampa Bay, in last place in the AL East, are now seven games under .500.
Archer is now 3-7 on the season.
“We were down from the start really quick,” manager Kevin Cash said. “Arch came out, and his approach was the pound the strike zone. Their approach was not to take anything. These guys they can hit. They’re playing with a lot of confidence and energy.”
Tampa Bay did manage nine hits, including two each by Evan Longoria and Curt Casali.
The Rays now travel to Minnesota to start a four-game series. Matt Moore pitches for the Rays.