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Game 72: Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers GameThread

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1st place division leaders, the Kansas City Royals, wrap up their series against Detroit before returning home.

Duane Burleson

So many things are happening right now yesterday.

Yesterday, the Royals beat the Tigers without scoring a double-digit amount of runs. In fact, they scored only two. Didn't matter. As luck would have it, second base is on our side and Jeremy Guthrie channeled his inner 2009 Zack Greinke to throw some filth.

Yesterday, I saw a play in downtown KC. In this play, a very large, very muscular, and very handsome man put on a dress and wig and did a seductive sexy dance with the other females in the play.

Yesterday, Clayton Kershaw got his first career no-hitter while striking out 15 Rockies hitters. He needed only 107 pitches to do so. He walked no one. Hanley Ramirez blew it. Kershaw's next game is against the Royals.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

Let me rephrase that. Coincidence? Yea.

Day baseball! Danny Duffy takes the hill against Anibal Sanchez. Duffy, as a starter, has mustered a 2.96 ERA in 45 and 2/3 innings, but his strikeouts have dipped and his BABIP is low. Maybe Guthrie, in accepting the spirit of Greinke, will pass his BABIP-fairy spirit onto Duffy for one game. Sanchez has quite clearly been Detroit's best starter this season, but he also has a 1.8% HR/FB. I expect the Royals to launch 17 home runs because #BeRoyal.

Here's your lineup for baseball played by a 1st place team.

BONUS: Here's a song video of a Swiss band. I've been following the bassist on YouTube for a very long time. This song and video is basically how I feel on the inside right now.