The Royals had a travel day as they returned home from New York for two games against Cleveland. The trip home might have just seemed like another road stop, as Kansas City was set to head to Chicago after the Cleveland series for a four-game showdown with the division-leading White Sox.
The White Sox won their game against Detroit, moving to a full five games ahead of the Royals. The two teams only had seven head-to-head matchups remaining.
Today’s birthday: Ryan O’Hearn (1993)