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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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Royals win 10th straight, edge Tigers »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Kansas City Royals won their 10th straight game, extending their best streak in 20 years when Jeremy Guthrie and a lucky hop helped them beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday. The AL Central-leading Royals have not won this many games in a row since a […]

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Chiefs’ Houston no-show for mandatory minicamp »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston was a no-show Tuesday on the first day of the Kansas City Chiefs’ mandatory three-day minicamp. Houston, who is entering the final year of his contract, also skipped three weeks of voluntary workouts. He is due to make about $1.4 million this season. In […]

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Royals beat Tigers to pull within half-game of first in AL Central »

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By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 11-8 Monday night. Kansas City has won a season-high eight straight to pull within […]

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Royals’ win streak at 7 after sweep of White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) – The Royals are complementing their solid defense and pitching with a potent offense. Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and Kansas City completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday. James Shields (8-3) won his fifth straight decision and the Royals extended their season-high win streak […]

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Duffy fans 9 as Royals beat White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) — Danny Duffy matched a career high with nine strikeouts, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to six with a 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Duffy (4-5) scattered five hits over seven-plus shutout innings for Kansas City. Mike Moustakas homered among his three hits as the […]

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Guthrie snaps winless streak in Royals’ victory over Chicago »

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By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had a two-run double to highlight a five-run first inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Guthrie (3-6) allowed two […]

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Royals use 4 sacrifice flies to beat Indians »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians for seven stingy innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored all of their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday. The four sacrifice flies tied a franchise record, and the Royals became only the […]

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Royals hold on to beat hot-hitting Indians »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas was completely unaware that Cleveland had piled up 17 runs the previous night. He was happy about it, too. Unaware of how hot the free-swinging Indians had been, the Royals left-hander calmly carried a shutout into the eighth inning Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Kansas City offense hit a season-best […]

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