2014 Kansas City Royals season

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2014 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
General manager(s) Dayton Moore
Manager(s) Ned Yost
Local television Fox Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
Local radio KCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Steve Stewart, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc)
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The Kansas City Royals' season of 2014 is the 46th for the Royals franchise.

4 run trend[edit]

After the first 29 games of the 2014 regular season, the Royals had a record of 14-15. In all of their 14 wins, the Royals had scored at least 4 runs. In all of their 15 losses, the Royals had scored 3 runs or less. In the 30th game of the regular season, the Royals were playing the Tigers at home and the Tigers were winning 9-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Mike Moustakas walked to lead off the bottom half of the inning, Alcides Escobar struck out, and Jerrod Dyson grounded out, but advanced Moustakas to second. With two outs and a runner on second in the bottom of the ninth inning, with his team down 6 runs, Nori Aoki hit a single to center field that would score Moustakas, making the score 9-4 Tigers. After Omar Infante singled and advanced Aoki to second, Eric Hosmer recorded the final out of the game with his team at 4 runs by popping out to the catcher, becoming the first Royal in the 2014 regular season to hit into the final out with the Royals at 4 runs or more. The Royals would then become 14-1 when scoring at least 4 runs. After 30 games, however, the trend of always losing when scoring 3 or less was still in place, with the Royals being 0-15 in these games. Finally, on the 32nd game of the regular season, the Royals had a record of 14-17 heading into the game. They beat the Padres in San Diego 3-1 in 11 innings to end the winless streak of games where they scored 3 runs or less.

10 game winning streak[edit]

The Royals went on a 10 game winning streak in June, beating the Yankees twice at home, the Indians twice at home, the White Sox three times on the road, and the Tigers three times on the road. At the end of the streak, the Royals were in first place in the AL Central. This was the first time since 2003 that they were leading their division that late in the season.

Season standings[edit]

American League Central[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 76 61 0.555 37–32 39–29
Detroit Tigers 76 62 0.551 ½ 35–30 41–32
Cleveland Indians 70 66 0.515 39–27 31–39
Chicago White Sox 63 75 0.457 13½ 34–36 29–39
Minnesota Twins 60 78 0.435 16½ 29–38 31–40


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 83 54 0.606
Baltimore Orioles 80 57 0.584
Kansas City Royals 76 61 0.555


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 79 59 0.572 +3
Detroit Tigers 76 62 0.551
Seattle Mariners 74 63 0.540
Cleveland Indians 70 66 0.515 5
New York Yankees 70 66 0.515 5
Toronto Blue Jays 70 67 0.511
Tampa Bay Rays 67 72 0.482
Chicago White Sox 63 75 0.457 13
Boston Red Sox 61 77 0.442 15
Minnesota Twins 60 78 0.435 16
Houston Astros 60 79 0.432 16½
Texas Rangers 53 85 0.384 23


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2014 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 7–6 5–1 3–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 4–2 5–3 8–3 2–4 5–2 11–5 6–1 7–6 9–8
Boston 6–7 4–3 2–5 1–5 4–3 3–0 2–5 4–2 6–8 3–4 1–5 7–8 4–2 5–11 9–8
Chicago 1–5 3–4 9–7 8–8 3–3 4–8 1–5 6–8 2–5 1–2 3–4 3–1 2–4 5–2 11–9
Cleveland 4–3 5–2 7–9 7–7 2–1 8–7 2–4 7–6 4–3 2–4 2–4 2–1 6–1 2–4 10–10
Detroit 5–1 5–1 8–8 7–7 4–3 9–4 3–4 6–6 3–4 5–2 2–4 3–4 4–3 1–5 11–6
Houston 3–4 3–4 3–3 1–2 3–4 3–3 4–10 3–3 4–2 6–10 5–8 2–5 11–5 4–3 4–13
Kansas City 4–3 0–3 8–4 7–8 4–9 3–3 3–3 11–8 2–2 5–2 2–5 4–2 2–1 4–3 15–5
Los Angeles 2–4 5–2 5–1 4–2 4–3 10–4 3–3 3–0 2–4 8–8 5–7 5–2 10–3 5–2 12-8
Minnesota 3–5 2–4 8–6 6–7 6–6 3–3 8–11 0–3 3–4 1–6 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 7–10
New York 3–8 8–6 5–2 3–4 4–3 2–4 2–2 4–2 4–3 2–4 3–3 5–8 4–3 8–7 13–7
Oakland 4–2 4–3 2–1 4–2 2–5 10–6 2–5 8–8 6–1 4–2 6–7 4–2 7–5 4–3 11–6
Seattle 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 8–5 5–2 7–5 2–5 3–3 7–6 4–3 6–9 3–0 9–11
Tampa Bay 5–11 8–7 1–3 1–2 4–3 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 8–5 2–4 3–4 5–2 6–7 10–10
Texas 1–6 2–4 4–2 1–6 3–4 5–11 1–2 3–10 5–2 3–4 5–7 9–6 2–5 2–4 7–10
Toronto 6–7 11–5 2–5 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–4 2–5 2–4 7–8 3–4 0–3 7–6 4–2 10–7


Detailed Records[edit]

(updated through August 30)

Game log[edit]

Legend
Royals Win Royals Loss Game Postponed
* All times are CDT
2014 Kansas City Royals Game Log

Current roster[edit]

Kansas City Royals roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers


Infielders



Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


36 active, 4 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated September 2, 2014
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

References[edit]

External links[edit]