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Royals postseason tracker: How the 2014 team compares to 1985 through 130 games

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)

Record: 72-58

Division: Led Detroit by 1 1/2 games

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

Record: 66-64

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)

Record: 68-62

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)

Record: 72-58

Division: Trailed California by 1 1/2 games

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