Thanks to a three game sweep of the A's the Royals have mostly put to rest our fears of a surprising 100-loss season. As for not finishing in last place or even improving on last season's win total? Well, not so much. To do either, the Royals need to start with winning this weekend's series against the Indians, who went 18-10 in August and are 26-18 since the All-Star Break.
Your pitching matchup is Anthoy Reyes (2.93 ERA) versus Ducky (4.91 ERA). Tonight's start will be Ducky's 80th as a Big Leaguer and his 14th as a Royal.