That's a headline I never thought I'd type this season. On June 4, the Royals were shut out by the Twins and fell to nine games under .500. It was their 15th loss in 18 games, and it put them in a tie with the miserable White Sox for last place in the American League Central. The big playoff push they were supposed to make this year, the one that cost them stud prospect Wil Myers in an off-season trade for ace James Shields, looked like just the latest punch line to one of baseball's longest running jokes.
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