The Royals had a bad past week by going losing four of their past five games after going on a four game winning streak, so basically the Royals balanced out with a 4-4 record after their past eight games. Going on a 4-4 stretch is an improvement for the Royals after their abismal start to the season where they lost 12 in a row.
So, at the quarter point of the 2012 MLB season the Royals are sitting in fourth place in the American League Central and are 6.5 games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians.
AL Central Standings
The next series for the Royals is a three-game road series against the Yankees.