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It was an interesting week for the Kansas City Royals. While they went 4-3, they were interestingly consistent, with a two game winning streak their best for Week Six. Fortunately, they followed each lose with a victory, as the Royals managed to remain a game ahead of the Detroit Tigers.
Perhaps it was simply a matter of catching certain teams at the wrong time. The Rangers had been playing well as of late, and continued their better performance against the Royals. The Yankees have just hammered Danny Duffy during his career, and given his struggles this season, there was no reason to expect otherwise (more on him later). Still, a 4-3 record is solid, especially when it keeps the Royals in first.
This was a week where we saw the Kansas City Royals finally have their full bullpen, as Kelvin Herrera came back. Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland are reunited again, making the final three innings a nightmare for the opposition. This week also featured the Royals debut of Joe Blanton, who did his part to save the bullpen after another short outing from the rotation.
And so, let us look back on Week Six for the Kansas City Royals, and see which players truly contributed, one way or another, to the Royals 4-3 record this past week. We will begin once again by looking at the players who struggled.
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