Royals clinch first division title since 1985, celebrate (video)

MLB’s longest drought between division titles is officially over.

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 10-4, in front of a packed house at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night. With the victory, the Royals clinched their first division title since 1985, and it’s the first time they’ve won the AL Central in franchise history (they had won the AL West in the past).

The Royals currently have a record of 89-63, with the closest teams 11 (Twins) and 13.5 (Indians) games out of first place.

This seems like cause for celebration, so that’s exactly what they did.

It started on the field in front of the home crowd.

The celebration continued as the team made its way to the locker room, where bottles of beer and champagne were popped.

Life is good when you’re division champs.

The Royals will be looking to return to the World Series, and now that they’ve clinched the division title, they’re on the right track to do so.

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