Sam McDowell: Here’s why KC Royals’ pitching is getting better results — and whether it can last

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The Kansas City Star

Less than an hour after he hit a baseball 420 feet that soared beyond the center field fence in Anaheim, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez took a detour to talk about his starting pitcher. More specifically, Perez would conclude, left-hander Kris Bubic had just thrown perhaps his best game of the season. A week earlier, that would have represented an anomaly to the league’s worst pitching staff. Now? It fits into a trend that has developed over the past seven days. Can it last? That’s what we really would like to surmise from this recent run, right? And to figure that out, we’ll look a…

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