Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna reveals struggles with anxiety off the field

Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain runs home to score on a single by Salvador Perez during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday

The Kansas City Royals had been 0-29 when trailing after eight innings.

Royals starter Jake Junis faced off against St. Bede alum J.A. Happ Friday night in Kansas City.

Osuna disclosed his situation to reporters on Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after not pitching in a save situation for the Blue Jays. The team didn't want to comment officially until that happens, but assistant general manager Tony LaCava had a conversation with the native of Sinaloa, Mexico on the field prior to Saturday's game.

The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over.500 for the first time this season at 37-36. They were 6-6 before play on April 20, then went on a nine-game losing streak that night and dropped as low as 10-20, seven games out of first place.

At three games back of Cleveland in the division and two games off the pace for the second AL wild card, the Royals can't be thinking of themselves as sellers right now.

Toronto led 2-1 going to the ninth inning and tacked on pair of runs against Joakim Soria, who gave up a pair of runs. Brandon Moss walks. Salvador Perez to third. And Whit Merrifield gave them the win with a walk-off two-run double. He slid in ahead of left-fielder Steve Pearce's throw. "It hasn't happened too often in my career, but every time it happens it stings. Other than today, I've been happy for him, honestly, just because he's a good friend and someone that really loves the game".

And sure enough, the Jays immediately felt the sting when the Royals scored four runs with two out in the bottom of the ninth as Ryan Tepera, Aaron Loup and finally, Jason Grilli, couldn't get the job done. The Royals are 36-36 overall and 20-17 at home while Toronto is 35-38 overall and 16-21 on the road. I wish I knew how to get out of this. "We're just trying to win a ball game".

Merrifield and Perez were the only two Royals to have two hits. He lost that one 3-0, giving up two runs and hits in 6 2/3 innings.

"This game can rip your heart out and tonight was one of those nights", Happ said. Troy Tulowitzki went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI, while Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson each added RBIs of their own in the win.

Nationals 6, Reds 5 (10): Bryce Harper singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, Brian Goodwin homered twice and Washington got a solid performance from its bullpen.

RHP Chris Young, an integral part of the Royals' 2015 World Series championship team, was designated for assignment with a 7.50 ERA in 14 appearances.

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