June 29, 2008

THE SENIOR CITIZEN CIRCUIT:

As the AL lords over the NL, even the lowly Royals are flush (John Shea, June 29, 2008, SF Gate)

The Royals are 13-4 against NL teams and lead the majors in interleague wins, which is why they're not buried in last place in the AL Central. They're 24-40 against the AL.

If the Royals hadn't blown a four-run lead to the Giants on June 20, they would have had an 11-game win streak before Saturday's loss to the Cardinals - of course, all 11 games came in interleague play.

Thursday, AL teams were 8-1 against NL teams, and it would have been a sweep if Kevin Millwood (seven runs yielded in his first two innings) hadn't forgotten his Rangers were supposed to beat the Astros. Plus, the NL caught a break with a rainout in Pittsburgh; the Yankees were leading 3-1.

The AL is 45 games above .500 (141-96 ) in games against the NL, and let's not omit the Twins, who zoomed into contention by beating up on the other league.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2008 9:08 AM
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