Vahe Gregorian

June 22, 2013 5:57 PM

How long can Royals stay king of the mound while slumped over at the plate?

The Royals’ team ERA of 3.48 is the franchise’s best since a 3.44 mark in 1978. But the bats, alas, aren’t keeping up, coming through with just 278 runs in 72 games, an exasperating co-signature of the season. That’s why the Royals record can be broken down so simply: They are 23-5 when they score four or more runs and 11-33 when they muster three or fewer.

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