Kansas City Royals: 3 stars from series win against Miami

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The Kansas City Royals were able to take a series from the Marlins. Here were the three key players from the three-game set.

It was the battle for the third overall draft pick, or at least be in the driver’s seat for the draft slot, with both the Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins separated by percentage points entering the series. Certainly, the Marlins could still get on a hot streak and pull ahead which would put the Royals in a really good position come next June.

The Royals came into this series playing arguably their best baseball of the season, winning two straight series over the Orioles and Tigers, and they were able to make it three straight taking two of three against the Marlins, winning their last 7-of-10.

They’ve gotten good starting pitching (outside of Glenn Sparkman) and timely hitting, highlighted by the return of Adalberto Mondesi to the lineup on September 1. Mondesi’s game is invaluable for the Royals as he’s able to get on base and steals bases at will.

Add to this Jorge Soler‘s career season and the emergence of Hunter Dozier and this offense has been able to put up some runs as of late. The Royals will head to Chicago to face a struggling White Sox team who have lost their last 8-of-10 entering Sunday.

Before we can look ahead, let’s look at the top three stars from the Marlins series.