ABOUT LAST NIGHT
Royals 6, Indians 2
ALERT: The Kansas City Royals are two games back of a playoffs spot on September 12. THIS IS NOT A DRILL: The Kansas City Royals are a relevant baseball team in September.
James Shields recovered from a rocky first inning to throw eight innings of wonderful baseball in the Royals win over the Indians. KC is now just 0.5 games back of Cleveland and, after their loss to Boston last night, two games back of the second wild card position in the American League.
Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers are tanking, which has allowed the Royals to creep within 4.5 games of the top wild card spot. This is significant when on considers the Royals have a three game series against the Rangers at home next week. No, I’m not making this up.
KC has the day off today before starting a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.
HERE IS WHO YOU NEED TO ROOT FOR TODAY: Boston to beat Tampa Bay, Baltimore to beat New York, and Chicago to beat Cleveland. No matter what happens, the Royals cannot be worse than 2.5 games back of the wild card when Friday’s first pitch is thrown in Detroit.
IN OTHER NEWS…
- Meaningful September baseball in Kansas City in a new experience for the Royals. (KC Star)
- Omaha is one win away from taking the PCL title. (Kings of Kauffman)
- More on the Royals playoff chances. (Kings of Kauffman)
- More Dontari Poe, because you can’t get enough. (Arrowhead Addict)
- Jamaal Charles should be good to go for the Dallas game. (FanSided)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
- A mom suspects her son’s trauma is from seeing her sex video. Wait, what?
- More scandals are breaking about colleges paying athletes. But the problem is with the rules, not the playing of players.
- This is the only periodic table I can understand.
- Mumford and Sons got kicked out of a strip joint after the fiddle player got in a fight because he was interrupted mid-karaoke performance. People go to strip clubs for karaoke?
ONE MORE THING…
It looked like he deserved it.