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  • CHAMPIONSHIP RING

    2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE

    KANSAS CITY ROYALS

  • The Kansas City Royals' season of 2014 was the 46th for the Royals franchise. On

    September 26, 2014 the Royals clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1985.

    They began the post-season by defeating the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card Game

    and sweeping both the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ALDS and the Baltimore

    Orioles in the ALCS, becoming the first team in Major League history to win their first 8

    postseason games in a row. They lost to the San Francisco Giants in seven games in

    the 2014 World Series.

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    THE STORY OF 2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE

    KANSAS CITY ROYALS

  • After the first 29 games of the 2014 regular season, the Royals had a record of 14-15. In all of their 14 wins, the

    Royals had scored at least 4 runs. In all of their 15 losses, the Royals had scored 3 runs or less. In the 30th

    game of the regular season, the Royals were playing the Tigers at home and the Tigers were winning 9-3 going

    into the bottom of the ninth inning. Mike Moustakas walked to lead off the bottom half of the inning, Alcides

    Escobar struck out, and Jarrod Dyson grounded out, but advanced Moustakas to second. With two outs and a

    runner on second in the bottom of the ninth inning, with his team down 6 runs, Nori Aoki hit a single to center

    field that would score Moustakas, making the score 9-4 Tigers. After Omar Infante singled and advanced Aoki

    to second, Eric Hosmer recorded the final out of the game with his team at 4 runs by popping out to the

    catcher, becoming the first Royal in the 2014 regular season to hit into the final out with the Royals at 4 runs or

    more. The Royals would then become 14-1 when scoring at least 4 runs. After 30 games, however, the trend of

    always losing when scoring 3 or less was still in place, with the Royals being 0-15 in these games. Finally, on

    the 32nd game of the regular season, the Royals had a record of 14-17 heading into the game. They beat the

    Padres in San Diego 3-1 in 11 innings to end the winless streak of games where they scored 3 runs or less.

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  • The Royals went on a 10-game winning streak in June, beating the Yankees twice at

    home, the Indians twice at home, the White Sox three times on the road, and the

    Tigers three times on the road. At the end of the streak, the Royals were in first place

    in the AL Central. This was the first time since 2003 that they were leading their

    division that late in the season.

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  • From June 118, the Royals posted a 13-3 record with one rainout, followed by a 9-17

    record from June 19 to July 20. The last three games of this slump, which immediately

    followed the All-Star break, was a three-game sweep by the Boston Red Sox. After the

    July 20 game, first base coach Rusty Kuntz entered the team's clubhouse and found

    many of the players intently playing the computer game Clash of Clans on their smart

    phones. The team lost a fourth game to the Chicago White Sox on July 21. Before the

    July 22 game, the coaches and players held a meeting to discuss the priorities of the

    team. After that meeting, the team went 25-9 between then and August 27.

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  • On Friday, September 26, 2014, the Royals won a game in Chicago against the

    White Sox 3-1, which would clinch a postseason berth for the Royals for the first

    time since 1985.

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