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08-15-2010, 04:33 PM
Worth noting

The Royals, through Sunday, had the most one-run games in the American League with 42. They'd won 19 and lost 23. Also, 61 of their 117 games were decided by two runs or less, or 53 percent, with a 28-33 record. ... Two left-handed pitchers acquired by the Royals prior to the Trade Deadline had impressive Minor League outings on Saturday night. Will Smith, who came from the Angels in the Alberto Callaspo trade, pitched seven shutout innings in Class A Wilmington's 11-0 win over Salem. Tim Collins, who came from the Braves in the Rick Ankiel-Kyle Farnsworth deal, worked two scoreless innings as Triple-A Omaha won at Sacramento, 5-4. That gives Collins 10 2/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts. ... The Royals, after playing 30 games in a 31-day stretch, have an open date on Monday before starting a home series against Cleveland. This is the first of five days off in the next five weeks.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


08-17-2010, 12:14 PM
Are the one run games due to a lack of offense or bullpen implosions?

08-20-2010, 11:39 PM
The bullpen has actually been somewhat decent lately. Its the lack of offense that is the culprit, I'm afraid.