Among other things, of course, the Royals have had to contend with stellar pitchers the likes of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale in three of those five games.
"Not a bit," manager Ned Yost said. "We play in a big park. Our goal coming in here against Chicago was to win the series. I would have loved to have swept, but we accomplished our goal by winning the series and now we move on."
Last season, the Royals had the fewest home runs in the American League, 112, exactly 100 less than the Orioles' Major League high of 212.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.