Through 130 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 90-72)
Division: Led Detroit by 1 1/2 games
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2013 Royals (86-76, seven back in AL Central)
Division: Trailed Detroit by 10 games
Wild card: Trailed Oakland by 7 games for second of two spots
2003 Royals (83-79, seven back in AL Central)
Division: Trailed the White Sox by 1 game
Wild card: Trailed Boston by 7 games
1985 Royals (91-71, won AL West and World Series)
Division: Trailed California by 1 1/2 games