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The Battle 'Royal' For Last Place

The sports world is no doubt holding its collective breath as it awaits a dream baseball match-up: Two teams in a dead-heat, middle of August, three game series, the winner of the series moves ahead of the loser of the series.

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High drama!

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But, seriously, the Indians open a three-game set tonight in Kansas City against the Royals as the Tribe begins a two-city road trip that will continue to Detroit this weekend. The pitching match-up actually does lend some drama to the proceedings, as undefeated Jeanmar Gomez goes for his fourth straight win against last year’s Cy Young Award winner, Zach Greinke.

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Plenty of tickets still available for anyone making a quick junket to western Missouri.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.