May 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Aaron Crow (43) throws a pitch in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Kansas City Royals won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Around the Kingdom: Aaron Crow, Danny Duffy, and Chiefs prediction

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The Kansas City Royals pulled within one game of .500 at 31-32 by defeating the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday night. Lee Judge of the Kansas City Star names Aaron Crow an unsung hero of the win:

Then Brett Gardner hit a triple and Aaron Crow saved the ballgame by doing something very simple.

Aaron Crow backed up third base.

It’s the kind of thing taken for granted, but doesn’t always happen. The throw to third baseman Mike Moustakas was high and Crow was there to catch the ball. If the ball had gone out of play or caromed off the dugout screen, Gardner would have scored.

David Hill at Kings of Kauffman points out that Danny Duffy struggles the third time through the opponents’ batting order and talks about how he might solve the problem.

Mired in the offseason, NFL fans can’t help but wonder how their favorite team will do in the upcoming season. Nate Davis at USA Today Sports sees bad times ahead for Chiefs fans: he predicts Kansas City will finish 4-12 in the 2014 season.

Over in Lawrence, highly-touted basketball recruit Cliff Alexander begins his career at the University of Kansas. Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star has the story here.

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