June 12, 2013 9:40 AM

Royals are 2-31 when trailing after eight innings

Nothing is more exciting than a bottom of the ninth, come-from-behind win — mainly because they don’t happen very often. So far this season, when the Royals trail after eight, their record is 2-31. It works the other way as well: When the Royals lead after eight innings, their record is 23-2. Some of these games were blowouts, but even when a game is close, it’s clear that it’s hard to come from behind and win a game in the ninth.

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