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Perez leads Royals to victory over Yankees »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night. Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki drove in a run apiece as […]

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Yankees take series opener in Kansas City »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chase Whitley pitched seven innings for his first career win, Brian McCann drove in three runs with a timely double and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Brian Roberts drove in a run for the Yankees, who […]

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Chiefs sign Anthony, Rogers, waive Broussard »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs signed wide receiver Deon Anthony and cornerback Justin Rogers while waiving defensive lineman Risean Broussard on Thursday as they finished the second week of voluntary team workouts. Anthony is attempting to make the switch from quarterback, which he played in college at Troy last season. He should provide […]

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Cardinals bounce back, beat Royals in 11 innings »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Matt Carpenter had a career-high five hits, including the go-ahead double in the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. After the Royals rallied with two runs in the […]

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Gordon home run fuels Royals comeback in St. Louis »

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By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Tuesday night for their second straight road victory in the four-game, two-city series. Rookie Kolten Wong’s first career home run was a grand slam […]

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Buehrle wins 10th, Encarnacion HR, Toronto tops KC »

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) – Mark Buehrle pitched eight sharp innings to become baseball’s first 10-game winner, Edwin Encarnacion homered again and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Sunday. Buehrle (10-1) won his sixth straight decision. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out three. He […]

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Blue Jays use big 1st inning to rout Royals »

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, Marcus Stroman won his first career start and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run first inning to rout the Kansas City Royals 12-2 on Saturday. Adam Lind went 3 for 5 with three RBIs as the AL East-leading […]

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Cain and Gordon homer as Royals beat Blue Jays »

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press  TORONTO (AP) — When Jason Vargas snuffed out a Toronto rally in the first inning, it gave the Kansas City Royals an early lift, one they carried all the way to a second straight win over the Blue Jays. Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain homered, Vargas won for the first […]

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Royals shake up coaching staff amid offensive funk »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – They Royals shook up their coaching staff Thursday in an attempt to jumpstart their failing offense, appointing Dale Sveum (swaym) as the hitting coach and making Mike Jirschele their third base coach. Pedro Grifol, who took over as hitting coach last season, will now […]

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McHugh shuts down Royals, Astros roll to win »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Collin McHugh held light-hitting Kansas City at bay over seven innings, and Matt Dominquez drove in the only run the Houston Astros needed in a 3-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night. Houston tacked on two more runs off reliever Tim Collins in […]

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Springer powers Astros’ to win over Royals; Ventura leaves early with elbow discomfort »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – George Springer homered in his fourth straight game and went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and scored five runs in the Houston Astros’ 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The Astros have won three straight, matching their longest winning streak this season, and snapped a […]

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Chiefs OLB Ford looks good at rookie minicamp »

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By HERBIE TEOPE Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs coach Andy Reid says outside linebacker Dee Ford showed impressive athleticism during the team’s three-day rookie minicamp. Kansas City selected Ford with the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft. Ford played his college ball at Auburn, where he had 20 1/2 sacks and […]

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Royals score 3 runs in 13th to beat Angels »

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By JOE RESNICK Associated Press  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eric Hosmer tied a season high with four hits, pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson scored the go-ahead run in the 13th inning on a throwing error by rookie reliever Mike Morin, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia led […]

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