Following the three-game set in Boston, the Kansas City Royals return home to face the Tigers for already the third time in this young season. By the time the four-game series is over, the team’s will have already faced off 10 times over the Royals’ first 35 games.
The Kansas City Royals then head back East to face Baltimore and Cleveland for three games apiece. Next, the East (Division) comes to the Midwest, as the Rays and Yankees make a visit to Kansas City.
With the Royals playing against the National League Central Division in 2018, the home-and-home series between them and the Cardinals is no longer four games crammed into one week. Instead each team will host a three-game set at different points in the season. St. Louis hosts first from May 21-23.
A trip to Texas for four games and a home series to Minnesota close out the games in May. It’s another stretch of 13 games in 13 days, which ends with a day off on May 31.
The schedule gets much tougher after a fairly mild April. The hope is the Kansas City Royals can gain some confidence from a good opening month and maybe surprise a few heavy-hitters in May.
Everybody knows the Kansas City Royals will regress in 2018. The only question is how much, and a lot of teams are going to take the Royals lightly. It will be up to Kansas City to make them pay.
Detroit is the only May opponent not currently fighting for a postseason spot. It might take a special performance for the Kansas City Royals to escape this month with double-digit wins.
Prediction: 11-17 (Season to date, 23-34)