The Kansas City Royals were a trendy pick to be one of baseball’s surprise teams this year. For a while, that was the case: With a May 1 win over Tampa Bay, Kansas City moved into the American League Central lead.

Since then, the Royals are 6-14 – tied with Houston for the AL’s second-worst record during that span.

Despite the three-week skid, Royals general manager Dayton Moore has not made major changes to his team, other than sending reliever Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha this week. Alcides Escobar (.202), Chris Getz (.188), Jeff Francoeur (.161) and Mike Moustakas (.149) have remained in the everyday lineup despite dismal May batting averages.

And Moore has no plans to change managers, telling Friday that Ned Yost has done a “great” job this year and has only gotten better since taking the position in May 2010.