Sam Mellinger: Royals offense is grounded until Hosmer can put the ball in the air

When Eric Hosmer hits the ball on the ground, he is batting .125 with no extra base hits. When he hits the ball in the air, he is batting .348 with a .522 slugging percentage — an MVP candidate, essentially. If Hosmer is an anomaly, it’s only as a strong, 6-foot-4, cleanup-hitting first baseman. League wide, ground balls are producing a .237 average and .260 slugging percentage. Balls in the air are producing a .385 average and .849 slugging percentage.

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KC police ask for help finding man and woman in video

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Thousands participate in March For Science at Washington Square park

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Meet Kansas City's American Ninja Warriors

A portion of U.S. 71 will get a faster speed limit this spring 1:03

A portion of U.S. 71 will get a faster speed limit this spring