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Cleveland Gets An Historic Win; The Royals Were Glad To Help

All that was standing between the Kansas City Royals and stopping Cleveland’s three-week winning streak was Kelvin Herrera and the bottom of the Tribe’s order. That was it. Yandy Diaz and two pinch-hitters (Tyler Naquin and Francisco Mejia). Not the 1927 Yankees. There are better lower-end-of-the-order trios all over the MLB, and likely at least […]

Jason Vargas

What’s the matter with Jason Vargas?

Y’all remember July? The Royals were flying high, the Wild Card—heck, the American League Central—was within reach and Alex Gordon was having the worst year of his professional career. Okay, some things haven’t changed. But of all the rising and falling, surging and flailing done by various Royals in the season’s second half, none is […]

Kansas City Royals

Moustakas tags No. 36, Alexander holds on in Royals win

The ninth inning of this game had no business being remotely interesting, let alone with the bases loaded, two down, in a one-run game. Yet here we were mere moments ago, watching helplessly as Scott Alexander loaded the bases after Kelvin Herrera was pulled—again—due to injury—again—leaving Alexander to clean up the mess. And Alexander delivered. […]