Five Keys to Kansas City Royals Winning Series Versus Minnesota

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 6: Salvador Perez
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 6: Salvador Perez
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 6: Salvador Perez /

The Kansas City Royals will host Minnesota in a critical four-game set this weekend at Kauffman Stadium. What needs to happen for the Boys in Blue to win the series? Read on and find out.

With just 24 games left, each remaining contest is huge for the Kansas City Royals. But this weekend is monumental.

Minnesota comes to Kansas City with a 2.5-game lead over the Royals in the chase for the second Wild Card spot. The Twins have several other teams breathing down their necks, so this weekend’s four-game series is huge for them, as well.

The Boys in Blue will enter the series having won each of their past two—both of which came on the road. The Kansas City Royals won two out of three each in Minnesota and Detroit over the past week.

That also means the Twins will be looking for some revenge after suffering two one-run losses—sandwiched around a 17-0 blowout win—at home. Minnesota also dropped two of three in Tampa Bay earlier this week, so the Twins are looking to get back on track.

What will it take for the Kansas City Royals to win at least three out of four in this pivotal series to close the gap on the Twins? Here are five keys to accomplishing that goal.

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