The Royals have now scored 8 runs in three straight games – juggernaut here we come. And the opposition was not exactly chopped liver: the World Champion Cardinals and the ever-dangerous Tampa Bay Rays, the latter earning its lofty perch on the basis of (are you ready?) pitching and defense. Go, Royals! Of course, this leaves them at 33-39, so it isn’t time to order playoff tickets just yet.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Giants shut out the Dodgers in back-to-back games for the first time since 1999, winning 2-0 and beating Clayton Kershaw in the process. SF now trails LA by a single game in the west, with both above 50% for the postseason. But LA’s arrow is clearly pointing down, as their magic of producing wins without any real ballplayers seems to be running out.
The Yankees rolled to a 6-0 lead, brought in Cory Wade to make things interesting, and he did his job, setting up a 1-out save for Soriano by surrendering 4 runs (YIKES!) in the top of the ninth. NY at 45-28 is back to the best record in baseball.
No more time. Maybe later.