How strange was that Royals game with Texas this week?
It's not every day a team falls behind eight runs, manages to tie the game, falls behind again, takes the lead and then loses in spectacular fashion.
If you watched all of the Royals' 13-12 loss to the Rangers on Thursday night, you'll likely not forget the statistical oddities of the night.
First, there was the matter of Texas' 8-0 lead after three innings.
Kansas City overcame that deficit over the next three innings to tie the game at 9.
Had the Royals won, it would've been their second-largest comeback victory in their history. On June 15, 1979 the Royals overcame a nine-run deficit to defeat the Brewers 14-11.
KC has overcome 7-run deficits six times.
At the time the Royals were down 8-0, the website Fangraphs.com had calculated the Rangers were 98.1% statistical favorites to win.
By the time the Royals had fought to a 12-11 lead in the eighth, KC was a 70.1% favorite to win.
Of course, Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero's consecutive home runs off Joakim Soria flipped that around. Those were the first consecutive home runs Soria had allowed in his career.
That homer came in the middle of a monster streak for Guerrero. In the first two games of the series the Texas slugger hit three home runs against KC pitchers over the span of four pitches.