Rico Noel followed with a groundball to short, but with Segedin off with the pitch, the Dodgers avoided the double play and had their first runner in scoring position. The lineup turned over, with Crawford drawing a walk to put the tying run on base.
Utley worked a full count before flying out to right field, allowing Segedin to tag and take third. He was stranded however, as Kendrick flied out to right to end the Dodgers’ best scoring threat.
In an effort to beat the shift, Moustakas attempted bunting his way on base to start the bottom of the third, but fouled out. A liner to left off the bat of Cain was snared by Noel, for a quick second out. Hosmer followed with a high-hopper to short to end Wood’s first 1-2-3 inning.
In his own attempt to beat the shift, Pederson grounded a ball toward third base, but Moustakas fielded it cleanly and made a strong enough throw to record the out. Hernandez followed with a popup to first, while Ellis was robbed of knocking the Dodgers’ first hit by a Hosmer diving stop.
After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the fourth, Wood surrendered a solo home run to Perez that pushed the Royals’ lead to 3-0. Thompson led off the fifth with a popup to second. Young then issued a one-out walk and was lifted in favor of Scott Alexander.
The lefty was greeted rudely by Noel, who hit an RBI double off the left-center field wall to drive in the Dodgers’ first run. Noel advanced to third base on a wild pitch and Utley drew a two-out walk, but both runners were stranded as Kendrick struck out swinging for a second time on the night.
Louis Coleman entered in the bottom of the fifth to face his former team. Moustakas singled to center with two outs, but nothing came of it for the Royals. The Dodgers’ bats were quiet once more in the sixth, only getting a one-out base hit from Hernandez.
Adam Liberatore worked around a one-out double and wild pitch to toss a scoreless inning of relief in the bottom of the sixth. During a scoreless seventh and into one the eighth, Pedro Baez struck out all four batters faced.
However, the Dodgers didn’t muster any offense over the final three innings and lost to the Royals, 3-1.