Kansas City Royals Week Five Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the Kansas City Royals have officially served notice to the American League Central that they are a contender as well. After being owned by the Detroit Tigers last season, the Royals put their foot down, taking two of three from the Tigers to take a 1.5 game lead in the Central. Yes, it is still early in the season, but having a 4-3 record against a team that won 13 of the 19 contests between the clubs last year is always a great start.

Seemingly the best part of the series victory was how it came while the Royals were short handed. Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list, and Mike Moustakas missed the series due to a family emergency. Yet, that did not derail the Royals, as both Chris Young and Christian Colon filled in admirably.

Currently sitting at 20-11, the Kansas City Royals have the best record in the American League and the third best record in baseball. Just think about that – the best record in the American League. Considering where the Royals were even halfway through the 2014 season, it certainly speaks volumes for how far they have come. The good times are back in Kansas City, and it is a wonderful thing to see.

Let us look back at the week that was Week Five in the 2015 season, and see which players made an impact upon the Royals 4-2 record this past week.

We will begin by looking over which players struggled last week.

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