AL Central

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 12:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers grounds into a fielder's choice in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on August 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Bothered By Negativity Of Tigers Fans: ‘They Think We’re Playing Little League Teams’

“It bothers me because people think that we’re playing Little League teams out there,” Martinez said.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 19:  Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals scores as Christian Vazquez #55 of the Boston Red Sox misses the tag in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on July 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jarrod Dyson Back Flips After Kansas City Takes Over The Central [VIDEO]

There’s definitely a reason to celebrate in Kansas City right now.

97.1 The Ticket–08/12/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 8: Pitcher Jason Vargas #51 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after being taken out of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a game on July 8, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Royals’ Hosmer Back In Lineup, Vargas Improving

Left-hander Jason Vargas peered toward the plate, wound up and delivered a fastball with total confidence, and Eric Hosmer took a massive cut with just as much certainty in his swing.

97.1 The Ticket–07/30/2014