Manager Ned Yost confirmed, before the game, that Crow battled stiffness in his shoulder and, later, his forearm/elbow area in recent weeks. It marked the Royals’ first acknowledgement that Crow’s recent struggles stemmed from physical problems.
“This was all right after the All-Star break,” Yost said. “He feels great now, but he just hasn’t been as sharp.”
Crow, 24, had a 1.36 ERA through 33 appearances prior to . . .