What are the odds that the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates will make the postseason? The Royals are on fire lately, and the defending Champs have won eight of their past 1o games and now set 5.5 games back in their division and two games back in the Wild Card. On the other hand, the Pirates are out of it in their division race, but Pittsburgh is just a 1.5 back of the Cardinals.
Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Ian Kennedy have been leading the charge for the Royals. Perez is hitting .308 with four homers and six RBIs in his last seven games, while Escobar is hitting .385 with two homer and seven RBIs over the same span. Escobar had just two home runs on the season coming into last week. In Kennedy’s last three starts, he’s posted a 1.35 ERA and a 1.05 WHIIP over 20 innings pitched.
It’s been the Gregory Polanco show in Pittsburgh, with the outfielder hitting .276 with four homers and 12 RBIs in his last seven games.