Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19:  Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers smiles as he does a post-game interview after a 10-1 win against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Verlander Peaking At Right Time For Tigers

Verlander pitched his final regular season start of 2014 better than he had pitched all season.

CBS Detroit–09/24/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Alcides Escobar #2 and Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Indians Fall To Royals 7-1, Playoff Hopes Dimmed

The Indians began the week with improbable odds of making the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–09/24/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 22: Shortstop Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals dives for a ground ball during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 22, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Indians Lose 2-0, Pushed To Edge By Royals

The Indians waited more than three weeks to gain a little ground on the Royals. They gave it right back in a few hours.

97.1 The Ticket–09/23/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the victory over the Kansas City Royals with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers on September 20, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Game-Changing Appeal Favors Tigers In 3-2 Win Over Royals [VIDEO]

It was 1-1 in the sixth when a line drive and a wild throw led to an appeal toss and a pair of umpire discussions that wound up ruling a Royals runner had left third base too soon.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2014

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers. FILE (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Offense Explodes In 10-1 Rout Of Royals

A combination of 19 hits and seven scoreless innings from Justin Verlander helped the Tigers jump 1.5 games ahead of the Royals in the Al Central Division.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 16: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates with with Alexei Ramirez #10 and Josh Phegley #36 after scoring on Conor Gillaspie three run triple in the seventh inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Hendriks Hit Hard, Pulled Early As Royals Lose 7-5

Liam Hendriks’ abbreviated start forced Royals relievers to work six innings, and that didn’t work out very well.

97.1 The Ticket–09/17/2014

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

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Jemile Weeks #7 of the Boston Red Sox falls on top of Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals at second base while trying to turn a double play during the 5th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Commit 3 Errors In 6-3 Loss To Red Sox

When you are managing a team in playoff contention for the first time in decades, you are bound to be second-guessed by fans whenever your team struggles.

97.1 The Ticket–09/12/2014

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