The Kansas City Royals continued their winning ways on Thursday night, getting a great performance from Bruce Chen.
The Royals have a chance at the postseason, but they have to get through the Tigers and Indians.
The biggest race of the year was not supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals. It was supposed to be the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves.
After three games Friday through Sunday against the Braves, the Cardinals will head to Pittsburgh for five games in four games, including a doubleheader to make up for a rainout April 16, and finish with three games the following weekend in Cincinnati.
It’s late June and the Royals are in first place. No, they aren’t at the top of their division nor are they leading the wild card race.
The St. Louis Cardinals have rolled through the second month of the season with a 20-6 record heading into the final two days of May, but they’ll face much stiffer competition as the calendar turns to June.
Two of the most discussed attendees at the Cardinals Winter Warm Up have been Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter, and their respective places on the team…which happens to potentially be one in the same.
The 2012 Cardinals fought through much of May and June without the likes of Jon Jay, Skip Schumaker, Lance Berkman and Matt Carpenter.
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How Johnny Giavotella plays the rest of the season will determine if he’s the Royals second baseman of the future.