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Royals Fall Out Of First Place In American League Central

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For the first time since August 10th, the Kansas City Royals are not in first place in the American League Central.  They lost to the Boston Red Sox Friday night, 4-2.

With Detroit’s victory over Cleveland, the Kansas City Royals trail the Tigers by a half-game in the American League Central.  The Royals have dropped four out of their last five games, but manager Ned Yost says there isn’t time for the team to pity itself with 16 games remaining.

“I want them to toughen up and get back in first place,” said Yost. “I want them to look at and I want them to say, ‘Okay, let’s go.’  We’ve got to get ourselves back into first place.”

The Royals play the third game of their final homestand Saturday night starting at 6:10 against the Boston Red Sox.  

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