Royals Report: 5 Things About Tampa Bay Sweep
3) Perfect 6-0 Homestand
The Kansas City Royals won all six games in their current homestand, sweeping both the White Sox and Rays in succession. It’s the first time the KC Royals have had a perfect homestand of six or more games since a 7-0 string in 1988.
Twenty-eight years is a freaking long time.
Of course, this homestand should have been seven games except the White Sox and Royals suffered a rainout on Thursday. Frankly, the White Sox were probably lucky. The way the KC Royals hitters are seeing the ball, the weather saved Chicago another loss.
Really, it was a pretty eventful string of games. We saw catcher Salvador Perez get helped from the field by trainers and rookie Brett outfielder Brett Eibner carted out on a tractor. Fortunately, neither suffered serious injury, though they are missing games.
Add in three straight late-inning comebacks against the White Sox to carry the Kansas City Royals from third to first place in the AL Central, which included the greatest ninth inning comeback in franchise history by overcoming a six run deficit against the White Sox.
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