The best team in the American League by virtually any measure is playing like it again. The Royals are laughing and high-fiving and smashing home runs. Guarantees nothing, of course, but it’s nice to see all the same.
The road to the World Series will run through Kauffman Stadium after the Royals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a 6-1 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Twins in the final game of the regular season. Hunted down by the Toronto Blue Jays in September, Kansas City (95-67) reclaimed the best record in the American League by ripping off a five-game winning streak to end the regular season.