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Royals fans, Indians trade playful barbs on Twitter

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio signaled to the dugout after reaching on a single during a game earlier this season.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio signaled to the dugout after reaching on a single during a game earlier this season. jsleezer@kcstar.com

This should be a fun ride.

The Royals will play game No. 100 on Wednesday night, and they are 1 1/2 games behind the Indians in the American League Central. There has been no movement in the standings for a while, because the Royals have won seven in a row and Cleveland has won five straight.

So, this race should be an interesting one to follow from now through September. One thing we’ve learned so far: as the race has tightened, the trash-talking has gone up a notch.

On Saturday, a Royals fan zinged the Indians on Twitter.

The Indians didn’t let that slide, and came back with this response:

With that, the fun started. Here is a sample of Royals fans were tweeting, along with the Indians:

Oh, and there is this update. The Star tweeted a link to this story, and the Indians replied, saying they had heard from a lot of Royals fans.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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