Vahe Gregorian

June 22, 2013

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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