Royals move into first! We look at the streak

The Royals won a ninth straight game on Tuesday, moving into first place in the A.L. Central.

It’s the ninth winning streak of at least nine games in club history and second in as many years (KC won nine straight from July 13 to 20, 2013).  A Royals win on Wednesday would mark the fifth streak of 10+ games in franchise history and first since 1994, when Hal McRae’s squad won 14 straight from July 23 to August 5.

The Royals are batting .333 (107-for-321) as a team during the streak!  Alcides Escobar is batting .412, Billy Butler .406, Salvador Perez .400, Jarrod Dyson .389, Omar Infante .316, with Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas both at .313.  The starting rotation has been exemplary with a 2.59 mark (17 earned runs in 59.0 innings) with 7 of the 9 games going as “quality” starts.

KC has won seven in a row on the road, marking the longest road streak since 2008 (eight from September 13 to 27).

 

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