The odds are stacked against the Kansas City Royals in their pursuit of a playoff berth, but that hasn't stopped manager Ned Yost from planning ahead.
With the postseason in mind, Yost sent the struggling Wade Davis to the bullpen and will call up Danny Duffy to start Wednesday night's contest against the Minnesota Twins as visiting Kansas City seeks a fourth straight victory.
The Royals (67-64) are seven games behind Oakland for the AL's second wild-card spot - with three teams in between - and trail Detroit by 9 12 games in the Central with Cleveland also in their way. They've bounced back from a seven-game losing streak, though, to beat three teams in three days.
After taking the series finale with Washington 6-4 on Sunday, Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 11-1 in a makeup game Monday before Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Twins.
Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in a five-run eighth inning before Billy Butler's solo homer in the ninth as the Royals improved to 13-4 versus Min...