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Infante’s single in 9th lifts Royals over Angels »

Omar Infante celebrates after his game-winning base hit lifted the Royals past the Angels. (Courtesy Kansas City Royals (Chris Vleisides)).

Omar Infante delivered another big hit against the Angels, singling home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning that lifted the Kansas City Royals over Los Angeles 5-4 Sunday. Lorenzo Cain hit three doubles for the Royals, finishing with four hits and two RBIs. An error by second baseman Howie Kendrick set […]

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Angels stay hot, wait out long rain delay to beat the Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games. There were two rain delays with the second after the fourth inning lasting 3:58. The game didn’t end until […]

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Infante’s slam sends Royals to win over Angels »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough Friday night for starting pitchers. Jason Vargas and Angels counterpart Matt Shoemaker (5-2) combined to […]

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KU’s Wiggins, Embiid taken in first three picks of NBA Draft »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid become just the fourth teammates drafted in the first three picks since 1980 to be drafted in the first three picks. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick in the draft to select forward Andrew Wiggins, who averaged a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points last season. […]

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Bases-loaded HBP in 8th helps Dodgers beat KC »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was facing one of the hottest relievers in baseball with two outs and the bases loaded in a tie game Wednesday night. Ellis wound up taking one for the team. He was plunked on the shoulder by Royals reliever Wade […]

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Residents; It’s St. John, NOT Saint John, Kansas »

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ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a small central Kansas town are tired of seeing their town’s name misspelled. For the record, it’s St. John, not Saint John, Kansas. The 1,200 residents of the Stafford County town blame the U.S. Postal Service for the confusion. The town is listed in the postal service’s computer […]

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Royals beat Dodgers to end 4-game skid »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak. Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight […]

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Elias, Zunino lead Mariners over Royals for sweep »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of […]

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Mariners edge Royals on ninth inning run »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dustin Ackley delivered the clutch hit, while Chris Young baffled the Kansas City Royals batters. Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Royals 2-1 on Saturday. His single to right on a 2-2 count scored Kyle Seager, who doubled […]

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Mariners score 2 in 9th to beat Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Miller homered off Royals closer Greg Holland to break a ninth-inning tie, and the Seattle Mariners beat Kansas City 7-5 despite blowing an early five-run lead Friday night. Charlie Furbush (1-4) inherited a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth, but the Mariners reliever […]

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Royals’ streak over at 10 after loss to Tigers »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Kansas City Royals finally lost, but slugger Billy Butler hopes their impressive push in the AL Central will go on. “This doesn’t end anything,” he said. “We’ve got 10-1 in our last 11 games, and we’re going home in first place. We just have to […]

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Chiefs wrap up offseason work with final minicamp »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs will head into training camp next month with plenty of questions. Who will replace Brandon Flowers at cornerback? When will Pro Bowl linebacker Justin Houston show up? Will quarterback Alex Smith land a long-term contract? Who will earn the open spots along the offensive line? And for that […]

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Embiid has stress fracture in foot »

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UNDATED (AP) – Kansas center Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA draft, has a stress fracture in his right foot and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, made the announcement on Thursday, a week before the draft. Tellem says Embiid fractured the navicular bone in […]

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