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Can the Kansas City Royals clinch too soon?

In 2014 the Royals were not the best team that made it to the playoffs; they were the hottest team that made it to the playoffs. They beat the A’s in the Wild Card game and then to swept the Angels and the Orioles, two teams that had better records than the Royals. The Royals now have the best record in the American League, but having the best record is no guarantee of victory once you get to the playoffs. The teams that come into October hot havean advantage.

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Kris Medlen collects another victory, Royals beat the Rays 6-3

Kansas City starter Kris Medlen gave up three runs across five-and-a-third innings as the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mike Moustakas pounded a pair of RBI doubles, plus an RBI single. Lorenzo Cain walked twice, scored twice and added a run-scoring single.

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Royals’ magic number: 20

The Kansas City Royals beat the Tamp Bay Rays on Saturday night, and with that victory and the Minnesota Twins’ 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros, their magic number was reduced to 20.

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Royals likely to give Lorenzo Cain Sunday off to rest sore side

Lorenzo Cain was slated to start in center field and bat third for Kansas City in Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, but manager Ned Yost indicated he would most likely rest Cain for Sunday’s series finale as Cain has been dealing with slight discomfort in his left side since he tweaked himself on a swing last weekend in Boston.

Can the Kansas City Royals clinch too soon?

In 2014 the Royals were not the best team that made it to the playoffs; they were the hottest team that made it to the playoffs. They beat the A’s in the Wild Card game and then to swept the Angels and the Orioles, two teams that had better records than the Royals. The Royals now have the best record in the American League, but having the best record is no guarantee of victory once you get to the playoffs. The teams that come into October hot havean advantage.

Can the Kansas City Royals clinch too soon?

In 2014 the Royals were not the best team that made it to the playoffs; they were the hottest team that made it to the playoffs. They beat the A’s in the Wild Card game and then to swept the Angels and the Orioles, two teams that had better records than the Royals. The Royals now have the best record in the American League, but having the best record is no guarantee of victory once you get to the playoffs. The teams that come into October hot havean advantage.

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Judging the Royals

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain needs a ‘gamer’ at the plate

The other day I was leaning against a bat rack (one of my hidden talents; I’m a professional-level leaner) when Lorenzo Cain came up and started pulling bats out of the rack and taking half cuts with each one. Lorenzo was searching for a good bat; a gamer. We wound up talking about bats, hitting the ball to the opposite field and my tenuous connection to George Brett.