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Royals postseason tracker: How the 2014 team compares to 1985 through 157 games

08/27/2014 12:42 PM

09/24/2014 12:57 PM

Through 157 games, how do the 2014 Royals compare to the last team in franchise history to make the playoffs and two other recent close calls?

2014 Royals (on pace for 89-73)

Record: 86-71

Division: Trail Detroit by 1 game

2013 Royals (86-76, seven back in AL Central)

Record: 83-74

Division: Trailed Detroit by 8 1/2 games

Wild card: Trailed Cleveland by 4 games for second of two spots

2003 Royals (83-79, seven back in AL Central)

Record: 82-75

Division: Trailed Minnesota by 6 games

Wild card: Trailed Seattle by 7 1/2 games

1985 Royals (91-71, won AL West and World Series)

Record: 87-70

Division: Trailed California by 1 game

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