Maybe the defending champs are for real after all.
The Kansas City Royals have played a forgettable four months of baseball following their World Series win, but their recent winning ways have put them right back in the thick of the postseason race. The team begins the week on an eight-game winning streak and just 3.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second Wild Card Spot in the American League. With playoff baseball slowly becoming a bigger reality, their trip to Boston this weekend will be a top-priced affair on the secondary ticket market.
Check out this week's top-priced MLB games below, according to TicketIQ:
8/27/16 Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $181.24 | Get-in Price: $79
Saturday night's game at Fenway Park will be the most expensive game in the majors this week. The southpaw duel between David Price (11-8) and Cy Young contender Danny Duffy (11-1) will undoubtedly fill the ballpark, and Red Sox tickets on TicketIQ currently average $181 for the game. The cheapest ticket to Saturday's game is now $79.
8/26/16 Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $145.25 | Get-in Price: $84
The opening game of the weekend series sees Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5) take the hill for the Red Sox against Ian Kennedy (8-9) Friday night. As it stands now, Royals tickets against the Red Sox own a secondary market average of $145. If looking just to get into the game, the cheapest tickets are currently listed from $84 each.
8/27/16 Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays | Average Price: $114.07 | Get-in Price: $35
Farther north, the Toronto Blue Jays set to host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game series at Rogers Centre this weekend. Saturday's game will serve as the third most expensive game this week, with Blue Jays tickets against the Twins averaging $114 on the resale market. The get-in price for Saturday's game is now $35. Marcus Stroman (9-5) gets the nod for the Jays against the Royals' Ervin Santana (6-10).
8/26/16 Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays | Average Price: $104.05 | Get-in Price: $21
Friday night will see Francisco Liriano (6-12) face Hector Santiago (10-8) in the series opener in Toronto. Tickets for the game now own a secondary market average of $104 and the get-in price is just $21.
8/24/16 New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners | Average Price: $85.93 | Get-in: $21
Out west, the Seattle Mariners will take on the New York Yankees for three games to begin the week. The final game of the series will be played on Wednesday and rounds out this week's top-priced games on the resale market. Mariners tickets at Safeco Field against the Yankees are averaging $86 and the cheapest ticket is listed from $21. Wade LeBlanc (3-0) will match up against Yankees' ace Masahiro Tanaka (10-8).