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Royals put closer Holland on 15-day DL with pectoral strain »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have put closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle. The Royals made the move before Saturday night’s game against Oakland. Holland has four saves this season and has not allowed a hit in four scoreless innings. He has […]

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Twins power their way past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain […]

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Kansas guard Greene has hip surgery »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July. The Jayhawks are serving as Team USA for the tournament in Gwangju, South Korea. Greene’s surgery was performed by Dr. J.W. […]

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Royals suffer first loss of the season »

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were […]

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Royals outfielder Alex Rios breaks hand, out indefinitely »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Minnesota earlier this week. The team said Tuesday that Rios has a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He was hit by […]

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Baker, VanVleet to return to Wichita State next season »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita State has already scored a big win for next season. Guard Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet announced Monday they will return for their senior seasons for the Shockers. The announcements come weeks after coach Gregg Marshall turned down a chance to leave Wichita to coach at Alabama. Baker and VanVleet […]

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Royals remain unbeaten with 12-3 romp over Twins »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, […]

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Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas forward Perry Ellis says he will return for his senior season. Ellis revealed his plans at the team’s awards banquet. He says: “There’s still a lot left on the table.” The 6-foot-8 Ellis averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds last season. He started 34 games and surpassed 1,000 career points […]

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Moustakas, Perez homer in Royals win over Angels »

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By JOE RESNICK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw […]

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Morales, Vargas lead unbeaten Royals past Angels »

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings […]

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Volquez shines in Royals debut; KC sweeps White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Edinson Volquez dazzled for eight innings in his Royals debut, Lorenzo Cain made a pair of spectacular catches after driving in a run, and Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 Thursday to finish a season-opening sweep. Salvador Perez added a two-run homer, Kendrys Morales also drove in a […]

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Cain 2-run homer lifts Royals over White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night. Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a single for […]

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Opening Day rout for the Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings before leaving with a thumb cramp, and Alex Rios had a three-run homer among his three hits as the AL champion Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Monday. Ventura was replaced by Kelvin Herrera in the seventh after crumpling to […]

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