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Playoffs unlikely, Royals aim for winning mark

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mathematically, the Kansas City Royals remain alive in the American League wild-card standings.

Practically, the odds are next to impossible the Royals will make it back to postseason for the third consecutive year and get to defend their World Series championship. One could get better odds that the Cleveland Browns will win the Super Bowl this season.

The Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 in 11 innings Tuesday to remain on life support. With five games left, they are five games behind the Baltimore Orioles, who lost Tuesday at Toronto, for the second wild-card spot. One Orioles victory or one Royals loss would eliminate Kansas City.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Dozier.272
HR: B. Dozier42
RBI: B. Dozier99
SB: B. Dozier18
W: H. Santiago10
ERA: E. Santana3.37
Saves: B. Kintzler15
K: E. Santana146
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9166.580-
Detroit 8473.5357
Kansas City 8077.51011
Chi White Sox 7681.48415
Minnesota 56101.35735
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (21)
Runs: 698 (16)
Hits: 1368 (16)
Home Runs: 194 (13)
Stolen Bases: 90 (12)
OBP: .316 (22)
SLG: .421 (14)
Total Bases: 2296 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.10 (29)
Runs Allowed: 868 (29)
Saves: 24 (30)
Strikeouts: 1149 (26)
OpBA: .283 (30)
OBP: .340 (27)
SLG: .468 (30)
Run Support: 4.49 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/20 E. Rosario Placed on 15-Day DL (Fractured left thumb)
9/12 T. May Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained lower back)
9/9 T. May Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained lower back)
9/9 T. Milone Removed From 15-Day DL (Left biceps tendinitis)
9/9 T. Plouffe Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left oblique)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18 E. Rosario Fractured left thumb (on 15-day DL)
9/12 T. May Strained lower back (on 15-day DL)
9/7 T. Plouffe Strained left oblique (on 15-day DL)
8/29 D. Santana Sprained left shoulder - out for season (on 60-day DL)
8/12 T. Milone off 15-day DL
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