The Cleveland Indians came into the season with a tough task: Unseat the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. On Monday, they did just that. With their 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central for the first time since 2007. A slow April may have been cause for concern early, but Cleveland eventually soared. The team went just 10-11 during the season’s first month, but then never posted a sub-.500 month the rest of the way.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals. Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City. “Dillon developed some shortness of breath after the game when we were packing up,” Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday’s game against Minnesota. “Of course our training staff was phenomenal. They realized right away that something probably wasn’t right. (With) Dillon having a history with blood clots, took him straight to the hospital. “Sure enough they found one in his lung and one in his shoulder, but Dillon is on way back now to Kansas City
It is technically correct to say that the Royals are still in playoff contention. That's the best kind of correct. After a late finish last night, the Royals are 80-77 and mostly playing to finish above .500. Though they are technically still in the race, they have to win every game left. Others teams must also lose a bunch for things to happen, and Baltimore has to lose every game. Honestly, I'm not super up-to-date on the playoff scenarios because multiple tie Wild Cards scares me.