SEATTLE — The Kansas City Royals close out their 3-game series with the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night, standing on the brink of elimination from Major League Baseball’s postseason.
The Royals lost 4-0 on Tuesday night, and coupled with Cleveland’s walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox, the Royals elimination number has dwindled to 2.
Any combination of a Royals loss, and a Cleveland win, totaling 2, means the Royals will be eliminated for postseason contention. A win on Wednesday night by the Royals will not only keep their very slim playoffs hopes alive, it will also mark the first time since 1993 that the team has won 84 games.
Ervin Santana is scheduled for the pitching start Wednesday night versus Seattle. The Royals will close out their regular season with a 4-game series in Chicago against the White Sox that starts on Thursday.