Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 9/5/14
The recent abundance of Kansas City Royals victories have come mainly against foes far out of contention. They're proving, though, that they can play with the big boys, too. Kansas City has taken the first two of its four-game set with the visiting Boston Red Sox, and it looks to win for the 16th time in 18 games Saturday night. The Royals (60-53) haven't hit the 60-win mark this early since they were 60-50 on Aug. 4, 2003, the last season they finished above .500. Kansas City's current surge began with three victories over Baltimore, but its last 10 wins entering this series had come against the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota and New York Mets. Billy Butler and Justin Maxwell homered in a 5-1 victory in Thursday's series opener before Maxwell homered again Friday as the Royals rallied for a 9-6 win over the AL East-leading Red Sox. They scored six times in the sixth to overcome a three-run deficit, including a two-run single from Eric Hosmer. Maxwell, acquired from Houston on Ju...
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