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Royals Fall to Tigers in Weekend Sweep »

DETROIT — This wasn’t the road trip the Kansas City Royals were expecting. They limp into the All-Star Break 3-7 in their travels through Minnesota, Toronto and Detroit, after Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Tigers. “The trip was disappointing. Coming into the thing you’re four games out and four games under (actually five-and-a-half games out […]

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Royals’ Comeback Falls Short in Loss »

DETROIT – Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast. The Royals scored three runs in the final inning in an 8-7 loss to Detroit. Betancourt’s drive to left-center was tracked down […]

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Smyly Strikes Out 10 in Tigers Win Over Royals »

DETROIT  – In a lost year for Jonathan Sanchez, even a small improvement is something to hold on to. Sanchez failed to end his 10-game winless streak Friday night in a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers, but even four runs in 5 2/3 innings was better than what he has done lately. In his […]

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Royals Get Season-High 16 Hits in Win Over Blue Jays »

TORONTO – The All-Star break next week is arriving at just the right time for Luke Hochevar. The Kansas City right-hander won for the third time in four starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer had three RBIs and the Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Thursday night. Hochevar (6-8) […]

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Royals Struggles Continue in Toronto »

TORONTO — When Luis Mendoza couldn’t keep his sinker down, the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage. Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night. Three of Toronto’s four runs came on sacrifice flies, leaving Royals manager Ned Yost frustrated […]

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Lind’s Homer Highlights 6-run Fourth Inning, Blue Jays Beat Royals »

TORONTO — Adam Lind hit a three-run homer, Brett Cecil won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Lind’s sixth homer was the big blow in Toronto’s six-run fourth inning. The win put the Blue Jays over .500 at 41-40 at […]

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Moustakas hits grand slam as Royals rout Blue Jays »

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TORONTO (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam, Everett Teaford pitched seven innings for his first win of the season and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 on Monday night.   Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run as the Royals snapped a three-game losing streak, matched their […]

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Plouffe homers twice, Twins beat Royals 10-8 »

Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe rounds the bases on his solo home run off Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen in the second inning on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Trevor Plouffe homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each and the Minnesota Twins came back from four runs down to take a big lead, then held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-8 Sunday. With one run already across in the sixth, Willingham hit a three-run homer to […]

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Hochevar’s Scoreless Streak Ends vs. Twins »

MINNEAPOLIS — Heading into his team’s day-night doubleheader against Kansas City, one of Ron Gardenhire’s top priorities was protecting Minnesota’s taxed bullpen. Scott Diamond and Cole De Vries eased their manager’s concerns. Diamond began the day tossing eight solid innings in a 7-2 victory, and De Vries closed it with six strong innings as the […]

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Royals Take Loss From Twins in Game 1 »

MINNEAPOLIS — Even foul balls are turning into disasters for Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez failed to make it out of the fifth inning as the Kansas City Royals lost 7-2 to the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Scott Diamond pitched eight solid innings, Trevor Plouffe homered and Alexi Casilla had […]

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Royals Win Fourth Straight, Beat Twins »

MINNEAPOLIS — The first and second time through the batting order hasn’t been a problem for Luis Mendoza. It’s that third trip through that has given him trouble. That wasn’t the case Friday night. Mendoza allowed one run over a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight, […]

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Royals Hit Three Home Runs, Top Rays for Sweep »

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – On the hottest day this year in Kansas City, dehydration was starting to become a concern. Players were exhausted. Royals manager Ned Yost was starting to feel sorry for Tony Randazzo behind the plate, and he wasn’t even the umpire whose face had been bloodied in the game. Billy Butler’s tiebreaking […]

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Chen Goes 7 Innings as Royals Pound Rays »

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is doing to the Tampa Bay Rays precisely what the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Royals over the weekend. Bruce Chen gave the Royals strong pitching for the second straight night, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt homered to extend a string of hot hitting, and Kansas City routed […]

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