American League wins third straight All-Star Game

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Mike Trout became the first player in 38 years to lead off the All-Star Game with a home run, and the American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night to secure home-field advantage in the World Series for the third straight year. Prince Fielder singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning off […]

Royals hold off Rays; lose Alex Gordon

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson hit two-run homers, Alcides Escobar had four hits and the Kansas City Royals pounded Rays All-Star Chris Archer before holding off Tampa Bay 9-7 on Wednesday night. The Royals lost All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon to a strained groin in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]