Shin-Soo Choo has been the Cleveland Indians' top hitter this season, and he's had plenty of success on the road against the Kansas City Royals throughout his career.
Whether he'll be in Cleveland's lineup when its three-game series begins Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium remains to be seen.
The fading Indians have watched Chicago and Detroit make bold moves to improve their chances of capturing the AL Central crown as Cleveland has stood pat while reportedly putting Choo on the trade market.
The Indians (50-52) lost 5-1 on Sunday and were outscored 28-6 while being swept in Minnesota. They fell two games below .500 for the first time since they were 2-4 on April 13.
"I'd be lying if I told you this doesn't deflate you a little bit,'' said Shelley Duncan, who drove in the team's only run. "It's one of those things where this time of year you start to scoreboard watch a little bit. After the game you check and see how other teams did.''
The Indians' chances of getting back into...