It's all but over for the final statistical goal for the Kansas City Royals. One more loss -- whether it's Wednesday in a series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, or down the final stretch -- and "100" will pop up in the loss column.
Pittsburgh, however, still has one hope alive. That, is finishing above .500.
Pittsburgh (76-74) knocked off the Royals (52-99) in its final at-bat in each of the first two games of the series. Tuesday, it was journeyman Ryan Lavarnway's RBI single in the 11th inning for a 2-1 win.