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Royals salvage split with Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to […]

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Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86 »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, the architect of the only Super Bowl-winning team in franchise history, has died. He was 86. The team says Steadman died early Sunday of natural causes. Steadman had been dealing with Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. A longtime friend of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, Steadman […]

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Astros shut out Royals 4-0 »

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HOUSTON (AP) – Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn’t […]

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Astros end Royals’ four-game win streak »

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HOUSTON (AP) – Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29, […]

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Guthrie gets 1,000th strikeout in Royals’ win over A’s »

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By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run sixth […]

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Morales, Gordon power Royals past A’s »

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By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering […]

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Moustakas, Infante leads Royals past Mariners »

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SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had a three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine […]

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Montgomery tosses 4-hitter, Seattle beats Kansas City »

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By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) – Rookie Mike Montgomery tossed a four-hitter against the team that drafted him, Dustin Ackley singled, doubled and homered for his first three-hit game of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Tuesday night. Montgomery (2-2) became the second Mariners pitcher […]

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Blanton, Escobar lead Royals to win over Mariners »

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By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, […]

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Big Papi hits 476th homer, Red Sox rout Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers with his 476th home run, and the Boston Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Hanley Ramirez hit his team-best 15th homer and Mookie Betts also went deep for the Red Sox, who […]

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Morales homers on birthday in Royals’ win over Red Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It was his third career homer on his birthday. The Red Sox lost […]

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Rodriguez pitches well in Boston’s victory over Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave up nine runs in 4 2-3 innings in his previous start against Toronto, allowed one run and […]

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Escobar has 3 hits in Royals’ win over Brewers »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals’ two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain’s sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole […]

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