Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Royals Steal One

Game Date: May 19, 2009
Cleveland @ Kansas City
Royals 6, Indians 5 / Box Score
WP: Farnsworth (1-3), LP: Wood (1-2)
KC Home Runs: Jacobs (9), Teahen (5)
Royals Record: 21-18 / Record in May 9-8

Somebody asked me this afternoon if the Royals would be in first place in the AL Central if they won tonight. The thing is . . . I haven’t made it a habit to do any scoreboard watching since the 1980s—with a brief little respite in 2003. I haven’t had any reason to scoreboard watch. By mid-May the Royals are usually buried in the standings. Then something like tonight happens; the Royals scored four runs against closer Kerry Wood to steal one away. How could I not look up the standings after that? For the record, the Royals are 1.0 game out of first place, behind the Tigers.

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