The game was the highest-rated program in prime time in Kansas City, surpassing NCIS at 8.4 and Game 3 of the NBA Finals at 6.1 percent. Royals telecasts on FOX Sports Kansas City are averaging a 5.6, up 40 percent from last season.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.