Detroit Tigers: Top Five AL Central First Half Surprises

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Jul 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; American League outfielder

Lorenzo Cain

(6) of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI double against the National League during the fifth inning of the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals Offense

All fans know about the Royals strong bullpen, defense and speed, but Kansas City has been much better with the bats this season.

The Royals average 4.42 runs per game, which is fourth in the AL behind just the Blue Jays, Yankees and Tigers.

Last season, Kansas City didn’t have a player with 20 home runs or 80 RBI. In 2015, catcher Salvador Perez already has 15 bombs and designated hitter Kendrys Morales already has 61 RBI.

On Sunday, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 11-10, in the final game of the first half. That victory just further indicates that Kansas City can beat you in other ways besides with its bullpen and defense.

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