KANSAS CITY -- How badly are things going for John Axford and the Brewers?The closer went strikeout, groundout, strikeout against the first three hitters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night, and still wound up with another blown save. "I got the first three guys out," a bewildered Axford said afterward. But the Royals capitalized on a pair of big breaks to cap a three-game Interleague Series sweep, sending Axford to his second blown save in as many nights and the Brewers to an absolutely crushing 4-3 loss at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals' rally in the ninth began with a wild pitch that allowed Mitch Maier to reach first base after a swinging strikeout, and ended on a bobble and what manager Ron Roencike called "a bad throw home" by Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks that allowed Royals speedster Jarrod Dyson to sneak in with the winning run.
Royals 4, Brewers 3