The Astros all but certainly knew they would be dropping their second straight game when their ace Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his start. The Astros had to lean on Dayan Diaz and the bullpen to eat up inning that didn’t work out but the offense was able to make it interesting in a 7-5 loss on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Astros were first on the board with a solo home run in the second inning, it was one of McCann's four hits during the game.
Diaz was knocked out after giving up three runs over 2 2/3 innings, including a home run from Lorenzo Cain. Tony Sipp replaced Diaz, he retired Eric Hosmer.
McCann drove in Carlos Beltran with a single after Beltran opened the fourth with a double. Sipp gave up two runs in the fourth and he was replaced by Michael Feliz.
Feliz gave up two runs in the fifth inning, pushing the Royals lead to 7-2.
The Astros would score three runs in the eighth inning. McCann, Alex Bregman, and Jake Marisnick singles turned into a run. George Springer was walked to load the bases and an Alcides Escobar error allowed two more runs to score. But Jose Altuve couldn't deliver the key hit to tie the game.