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Royally Yours: Week in Review

The Royals ended the week on a high note after having a disappointing start to the week. The first half of the week was a four game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Royals lost all four games of the series. The weekend series was against the White Sox in Chicago. The Royals lost the first game but won the last two. The Royals struggles this week caused them to move back in the division and wild card standings.


The American League Central is still one of the closest divisions in baseball. The Cleveland Indians lead the division with a record of 63-52, five games ahead of the Royals. The Minnesota Twins are second in the division with a record of 59-56, one half game ahead of the Royals. The American League wild card race is also close this season. The Royals are currently in the hunt for the second wild card spot. The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels are currently tied for the second spot, one half game ahead of the Royals. The Royals fell behind in the division and wild card races this week but they are still in contention.

Mike Moustakas added to his historic home run total this week. He has 34 home runs so far this season, which is the most in his career. Steve Balboni holds the Royals home run record at 36. Moustakas will likely hit the Royals home run record before the end of the season. 2017 is the last year on his contract with the Royals and his historic season will likely have an impact on his contract this off-season.


Melky Cabrera had a great performance against the White Sox this week. He hit the game winning home run on Saturday against his former team. The eighth inning, two-run home run was the difference in the 5-4 victory. The Royals acquired Cabrera at the trade deadline to add more power to the offense.

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The Royals will face two American League opponents this week. The Royals will start the week on the road against the Oakland Athletics. The A’s are fifth in the American League West 20.5 games behind the division leading Houston Astros. The weekend series will be against the Cleveland Indians in Kansas City. The Indians lead the American League Central. The series will give the Royals an opportunity to pick up some games against a division rival and move up in the division standings.

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