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Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros »

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in […]

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Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through 2018-19 after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons – the most by any coach during that span in school history.   Weber led Kansas State to a 20-13 record last season and an NCAA […]

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Royals defeat Astros for first road win »

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) – Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Omar Infante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with […]

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Davis’ throwing error sends Twins over Royals »

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By ADAM CZECH Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. After the Royals scored three times in the eighth for a 3-2 lead, reliever Aaron Crow […]

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Mauer homers, Nolasco pitches Twins past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City […]

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Colabello, Gibson lead Twins past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Colabello drove in three runs, Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday night to end a nine-game home losing streak that dated to last season. Josmil Pinto homered for the Twins, who reached double digits in runs for the […]

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Gordon homers, drives in 4 as Royals beat Rays »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals’ Alex Gordon knew he put a good swing on the pitch, and he knew that his high fly ball had a chance to clear the outfield wall the way the wind was gusting out. He just wasn’t sure until the ball finally […]

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Loney’s 9th inning single lifts Rays over Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night. Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers’ duel between top young […]

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Vargas, Escobar lead Royals to win over Rays »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries. Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore […]

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Sale shuts down Royals »

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By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers each drove in a pair of runs as the White Sox won the series finale after dropping […]

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Wichita to consider water supply options »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council is expected to consider several options for the city’s long-term water supply. The Wichita Eagle reports the council on Tuesday will hear from public works officials who’ll present several options for a new long-term water source. The options were still being fine-tuned late last week. Before the […]

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Gordon’s 3 RBIs help Royals beat White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon got the big hit and Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante spent all day setting the table. Gordon hit a three-run double in the first inning and Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in their home […]

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AP Coach of Year: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. The Shockers entered the tournament at 34-0 and as a No. 1 seed. They became the first team in NCAA men’s history to […]

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