The Kansas City Royals wake up Sunday with the longest active post-season drought in baseball ... 28 years and counting.

The Royals also wake up in first place in the American League Central Division.

If the Royals make post-season play it will be the first time since 1985 ... 28 years and stop the count.

That would leave Your Toronto Blue Jays with longest active drought ... 20 years and counting.

And we're getting closer to 21 and counting after the Jays started this month with 13 loses in 18 games.

Jose Reyes made it six wins in 19 games -- maybe -- with his game-winning single Saturday afternoon in the bottom of the 10th against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Why maybe? Rays manager Joe Maddon protested the Jays' right to appeal a replay of a pick off at first, since Mark Buehrle had taken his place on the rubber and Yunel Escobar was in the batter's box in the fourth inning with the Jays up 2-1.

If the protest is upheld, the Jays and Rays could be replaying the game from the point of the protest.

The Royals have not played in October since hustlin' Hal McRae and George Brett turned routine singles at an outfielder into doubles (see Tampa Bay's speedy Kevin Kiermaier turning a routine single into a double on Friday against Colby Rasmus, as Kiermaier did against Anthony Gose earlier this season).