The Royals didn’t take advantage of a matchup with Cleveland but they haven’t really lost ground on the teams in the wild card race.
Despite injuries, their September schedule will give them a shot at the playoffs, but they’re going to have to take charge themselves, rather than expect the league to help them out. It gets tougher when the Royals bullpen is running on fumes, and with injuries to Neftali Feliz, Joakim Soria, and Kelvin Herrera, their depth will be tested.
And in a short week, Mike Moustakas didn’t even break the home run record yet. Next week, perhaps, would be nice.
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