Found September 06, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril--- After the Kansas City Royals charged back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Seattle 7-6 on Thursday, they stand 73-67 and 4 ½ games behind Tampa Bay for the 2nd wild card. If they finish the final 22 games like their 17-5 start after the All-Star break, they will win 90 games---and probably earn a playoff spot. Their next 12 games are crucial. They play four consecutive 3-game series against Detroit and Cleveland,  the two teams ahead of Kansas City in the American League Central. If the Royals could go an a tear over the next 13 days, they will go a long way toward transforming their playoff chances from remote to likely. These showdown games will be the last opportunity the Royals will have to face the two teams they need to pass in the A.L. Central. Since the Royals trail the Tigers by 8 games, the Royals will probably have to sweep the Tigers twice in a row to have a realistic shot at the division crown. In short, the next two weeks are the most important set of g...
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