The Kansas City Royals are on the verge of clinching their first winning season in 10 years, but they're concentrating on a more significant goal.
The Royals will try to cut their deficit on a playoff berth while adding to Texas Rangers' September swoon Saturday night.
Kansas City (81-72) has finished above .500 only once in the last 19 seasons, going 83-79 in 2003, but is close to securing another winning campaign after a 2-1 victory in Friday's series opener against Texas (83-70).
The Royals scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when Alcides Escobar, a .238 hitter, drew a bases-loaded walk off Neftali Feliz. It was the 17th victory in the last 25 games and 10th in 13 home contests for Kansas City, which trails by 2 12 games for the AL's final wild-card spot.
"Every game is so big, and that's what makes it fun," reliever Luke Hochevar said. "The intensity, the electricity in the ballpark that we've had during this push, it's been awesome."
The Royals will try to get eve...