Kansas City Royals Rewind: Omar Infante Looks Like an All-Star

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After a difficult few weeks, the Kansas City Royals had the luxury of facing two last place teams struggling to get out of their own way. Both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Boston Red Sox were facing the Royals at a time when the boys in blue needed to right the ship themselves. This seemed to be the perfect time for that to happen.

Well, that sort of happened. Yes, the Royals were 5-2 last week, but that was mainly due to their sweep of the Brewers during their home and home series. The Red Sox, who somehow had their number last season, continued their ability to handle the Royals, as Kansas City lost two of the three games during the weekend set.

Even though that last series was a disappointment, the Royals still find themselves with the best record in the American League, and 3.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. Despite the injury concerns, the shaky starting rotation and the occasionally disappearing offense, the Royals have still managed to overcome their obstacles to find themselves atop the AL.

During a week where Ned Yost fittingly won the 411th game, the most in Kansas City Royals history, against his former team, this ability to persevere and win despite the injuries speaks volumes for what they are. Now, if only the Royals could actually defeat that pesky team from Boston….

Let us take a final look back at the week that was, and reflect on those players who made a positive impact upon the Kansas City Royals this week, and those who struggled. As always, we begin with those players who had a rough time of the week that was.

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