Royals are in honest and genuine playoff hunt, so here’s how it’s shaking out

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09/17/2013 5:26 PM

05/16/2014 10:12 AM

In case you haven’t heard, here are the wild card standings in the American League:

Team, record, Games back

Rangers, 81-64, +2.5

Rays, 78-66, -

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Yankees, 78-68, 1

Orioles, 77-68, 1.5

Indians, 77-68, 1.5

Royals, 77-69, 2

For reals. The Royals are two games out of a playoff spot on Sept. 12, with 16 games to go. Go ahead. It’s OK to react like this: