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Stuck in limbo, Royals stand pat at trade deadline »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Stuck in limbo between contending and conceding, the Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves. The Tigers, who led the Royals by 4 1/2 games in the AL Central at the start of the […]

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Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp. Berry missed some time earlier with a dislocated finger. It was unclear what happened to Berry during one of the early sessions […]

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Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says that the time is approaching where he will shelve all talk about a contract extension and focus solely on football for the remainder of the season. The Chiefs have been discussing a new deal with Smiths’ representatives for months, though the sides remain far apart. […]

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Perez helps Royals struggle to win over Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.   Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas had RBI doubles during the […]

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Gibson Pitches Twins to 2-1 Victory Over Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar […]

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Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on record »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson still believes his best days are ahead. The 31-year-old veteran is beginning his 10th season, coming off his third Pro Bowl and closing in on the franchise record for tackles. He needs just 19 to reach 1,000 for his career, which would be one more than […]

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Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the […]

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Blue Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia »

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BOSTON (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and […]

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Santana hits 2 more HRs as Indians end KC’s 5-game win streak »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn’t do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. Carlos Santana hit five home runs in a series at spacious Kauffman Stadium, connecting for two more shots Sunday […]

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Butler, Royals overcome Indians for 5th win in row »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and the surging Kansas City Royals wrecked things for the Cleveland Indians for the second straight night. Butler homered for the second consecutive game and the Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. A day after his pinch-hit, two-run […]

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Indians’ Kluber perfect into 7th inning, but Royals prevail in 14 »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Nori Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into […]

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Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t disclose terms of […]

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Royals score run in 9th to beat White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers could handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach […]

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