The Star's Rustin Dodd discusses the Royals' three-games-to-one series victory at Tropicana Field. Jason Vargas was dominant again, and the Royals exacted some revenge with their bats in a 6-0 victory against the Tampa Rays on Thursday afternoon.
Rustin DoddThe Kansas City Star
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Due to forearm tightness, Royals closer Kelvin Herrera exited a 3-2 game and left the bases loaded for Scott Alexander. Alexander recorded his first save in the win over the Rockies on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost says he isn't watching the AL Wild Card race; he's still setting his sites on the AL Central Division title. The Royals entered August 21 trailing the Cleveland Indians by 6 1/2 games.