KC Royals: Five Reasons They Are Better Than Detroit Tigers

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May 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Texas Rangers left fielder Carlos Peguero (not pictured) in the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Royals won 7-6 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive highlights from Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain should be enough to show just how good this Royals defense has been this season. However, they aren’t the only ones making waves.

While Gordon is coming off a fourth-straight Gold Glove season, catcher Sal Perez and first baseman Eric Hosmer also took home the award the past two years.

Although Baltimore’s Adam Jones is the reigning center field AL winner, and a stellar defensive player, if Cain, who according to the Royals broadcast earlier this week leads all MLB in Defensive Runs Saved, doesn’t win this season, there could be a riot in Kansas City.

Although Detroit has a better team fielding percentage this season than the Royals (.989 to .985), Kansas City has eight Gold Gloves between its players, while current Tigers have zero.

If you think Gold Gloves can sometimes be a popularity contest, and fielding percentage isn’t the only way to determine how good a team’s defense is, just remember, the video never lies.

Next: No. 4: No Offense, The Royals Are Better