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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8: Joba Chamberlain #44 of the Detroit Tigers looks on while pitching in the eighth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game 9-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Royals, Tigers Ready For Pivotal AL Central Series

Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 15: The Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr celebrates as Norichika Aoki #23 hits a double during the 9th inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on September 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dyson, Gore Score In 9th As Royals Beat White Sox

Jarrod Dyson loves to boast about what speedy base runners can do.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8:  Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals scores on his inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game 9-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Nava Hits Slam, Red Sox Rally Past Skidding Royals

The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10:  Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Jarrod Dyson #1 and Lorenzo Cain #6 after a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 10, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Yost To Royals: ‘Toughen Up And Get Back Into 1st’

When the Kansas City Royals look at the AL Central standings Saturday morning, they will be looking up at the Detroit Tigers for the first time in more than a month.

97.1 The Ticket–09/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: The Kansas City Royals celebrate defeating the New York Yankees 2-0 at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Royals Spoil Jeter’s Day With 2-0 Win Over Yankees

Kansas City players tipped their caps to Derek Jeter when the retiring New York Yankees captain walked up to the plate in the first inning.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 3: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals pours water on Alex Gordon #4 and Terrance Gore #0 after a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium on September 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Gordon’s 2-Run Shot Leads Royals Over Rangers 4-1

The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 2: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by teammates and gets a round of applause from fans as he comes off the field in the eighth inning during a game Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium on September 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Rangers Give Up Run In 8th, Fall 2-1 To Royals

The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly.

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: James Shields #33, Eric Hosmer #35, and Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate as the Royals defeat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 to win the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Activate Hosmer Amid Series Of Moves

The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

97.1 The Ticket–09/02/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 25: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees slides into home to score past Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 25, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Bats Go Quietly In 8-1 Loss To Yankees

The question was lobbed at Royals manager Ned Yost as he was wrapping up his postgame news conference after an 8-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night.

97.1 The Ticket–08/26/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals grounds out against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Could Favorable Schedule Help Royals?

Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2014

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