For Pete's Sake

It’s Royals against Indians off the field — to benefit food banks

Special to the Star

While the Royals’ trip to Baltimore didn’t go as well as they or their fans would have liked, the good news is they only dropped a half-game to the Indians in the AL Central standings.

It’s setting up to be an interesting summer as the Royals and Indians battle for division supremacy. But this month, the teams are also going to duke it out off the field.

The Royals and Harvesters — Community Food Network are taking on the Indians and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in a competition that can positively impact the lives of people in both cities.

In the “Step Up To The Plate” campaign, each food bank is trying to raise as much money as possible and outdo their “foe” in the other city.

“We really want to beat the Royals,” Katie Miller, the wife of pitcher Andrew Miller, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

That should catch the attention of Royals fans.

You can donate to the cause here. As of Thursday afternoon, the Indians had the early lead.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff