Two nights later against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals baserunning skillswhich the rest of the nation witnessed during the playoffsbecame the deciding factor on a walkoff infield single by Cain, which scored pinch-
He has turned himself into a star, not just because he hit a home run off me. Hes one of the top players in baseball.
David Price running speedster Terrance Gore. Cain himself set a caree high with 28 stolen bases, but finished third on the team behind Dyson (36) and Escobar (31), respectively. That belief in what the team can do, which Cain cited, played itself out all the way to Game 7 of the World Series. When the Giants retired Salvador Perez for the final out, with Gordon stranded on third base, the Royals felt they were little more than 90 feet short of winning a championship. Thats their incentive to finish the job this season.
With a team of rising stars like Hosmer, Perez and Mike Moustakas, the Royals fan base has been energized, with attendance certain to crack the two-million barrier, a mark the team hasnt achieved since 1991.
On a young club loaded with talent, the hottest selling jersey in Kansas City during the offseason was Cains. Its the fans way of saying, I got it. I got it. I got it. BD
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