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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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Chiefs cornerback Smith cited after alleged wreck »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole early Monday. According to a copy of the police report, Smith was attempting to make a turn in Kansas City’s Power & Light entertainment […]

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Shields pitches Royals to win over Yankees »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields would have been wise to pop some Dramamine, Ned Yost some antacids.The Royals’ ace survived six shaky innings mostly of his own doing Sunday, and the Kansas City offense supplied just enough offense against Hiroki Kuroda to squeak out a 2-1 victory. “Shields […]

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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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