The Yankees and upstart Royals play three in Kansas City. New York comes fresh off a series win in rainy Colorado. Kansas City comes off a series loss to the Orioles in Baltimore. Here is a Yankees-Royals series preview.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore had a plan a couple years ago. It was a plan to build through the farm, get pitching with some prospects and build an actual baseball team. Well, here we are. The Royals are good. Are they really good? Not yet, but even at 18-13 this club is showing early signs that the playoffs are possible, especially with the second Wild Card now in place. The Yankees will see old Rays pitchers Wade Davis and James Shields in this series, two guys they know well from American League East ball. Finally, Mariano Rivera returns to the scene where he tore his ACL shagging fly balls last year.