Royals are the first team eliminated, 21 more to go
by Bob Timmermann
The Kansas City Royals became the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention with a 10-6 loss today in Toronto.
The Royals are 47-85 and had already been eliminated from the Central division title, but were eliminated from the wild card as well today.
The Twins lead in the wild card race with a 76-53 record and the White Sox are 76-54. So if the Royals were to win their last 30 games, they would end up with 77 wins. The Twins and White Sox still play each other three times, so one of them would have to finish with at least 78 wins.
Tampa Bay appears to be the next candidate for elimination, but that may not be for a couple of weeks.