Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/2/13
The Kansas City Royals' current string of victories hasn't come against impressive competition, and Friday night's series opener against the New York Mets wouldn't appear to be much more difficult. They likely won't care if it means the team's longest winning streak in 19 years. Kansas City aims for its 10th straight victory as it plays in Citi Field for the first time. The Royals (54-51) claimed a 7-2 victory at Minnesota on Thursday, marking their ninth win in a row for the first time since starting 9-0 in 2003. They were again led by strong pitching, with James Shields allowing two runs in six innings and Luke Hochevar and Louis Coleman combining for three scoreless. The last six wins have come against the Chicago White Sox and Twins, who are a combined 41 games under .500. The first three were against Baltimore, which was 12-13 in July. However, Kansas City has received a quality start in all nine wins while the bullpen has allowed three runs in 24 23 innings. The Royals h...
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