The New York Mets (50-57) suffered a series loss to one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball with a 4-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals (34-75) on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
New York managed nine hits but went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Jeff McNeil had three hits, and Danny Mendick added two.
Kodai Senga gave up three runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out six. Reed Garrett tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings, while Phil Bickford gave up a home run in his debut with New York.
The Mets will try to avoid the three-game sweep on Thursday at 2:10 p.m.