KANSAS CITY, Mo. First, there was magic. Then there was a magic number.
Ninety-four. As in victories.
Its not like we talk about it, Kansas City Royals infielder Elliot Johnson offered after his men rallied for a 9-8 win over salty Tampa Bay late Wednesday night, leapfrogging Detroit for first place in the American League Central. But the target, for me, is about 94 wins.
And you know, (well) take as many as (we) can get were going to go out again (Thursday) and try to sweep them. Then, if we dont, youre still content to get two out of three. But youre still playing a game to win it. Were still trying to build toward that 94.
Right now, were holding (Tampas) head under water, so to speak, and we want to keep them down there, Johnson continued. So lets come out here (Thursday) and try to get this W (Thursday).
It could just be the adrenaline talking, of course: Johnson is new to Kaufmann Stadium, a throw-in as part of the deal that brought James Shields an...