KANSAS CITY -- Manager Ned Yost likes the attitude his players are demonstrating as they head into the final weeks of the season.
Yost got a good look at it on Tuesday when the Royals held early afternoon batting practice at Kauffman Stadium before their game against the Twins.
"There's a mindset that goes with playing deep into September and October. And it just shows you our team mindset," Yost said. "Early hitting is never mandatory, it's for anyone who wants to hit early ... but we basically had the whole team out there for early hitting. And we want to continue to develop that mindset that you keep going, you keep pushing, you keep playing hard, because there's going to come a time soon when we're going to have to push through September and deep into October."
That, of course, is when the World Series is played.