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Here we are on September 4th, and the Kansas City Royals sit 31 games over .500. They have an incredible 13 game lead in the American League Central, and have the best record in the American League by six games over the Toronto Blue Jays. Yes, life with the Royals is good.
Naturally, with a season like this, there have been plenty of surprises for the Royals. Not only has the team outperformed virtually all of the ‘experts’ predictions, but they have had quite a few things go well for them this year. As John said, the Royals have been both lucky and good this year.
Yet, luck only goes so far. In order to get to the lofty perch where the Royals currently sit atop the American League, there have to be a few pleasant surprises over the course of the season. Of course, it helps that the rest of the Central has struggled for the most part this year, but that does not take away from the overall success that the Royals have had in 2015.
So, with a month left to go in the regular season before the postseason begins, and the Kansas City Royals look to bring a World Series title back after a thirty year absence, let us look at those surprises for the Royals thus far this season.
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