The Indians fought back to overcome the Nationals in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals were always going to have to make some choices with a crop of talent set to hit free agency after 2017, but the performance in 2016 has actually presented general manager Dayton Moore with an even tougher conundrum as we eye the trade deadline (Aug. 1, 4 p.m. ET). Coming off a World Series championship with a similar team in 2016, injuries and rotation issues have mostly been culprits in a 49-51 record. The Royals entered Thursday 8 1/2 games out in the AL Central and 6 1/2 games out of the second wild card with five teams to jump over. Basically, they have the look of a non-contender. Then the harsh reality of having a relatively cheap owner in a small market sets in,