Perez homers to lift Royals to win over Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) – Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Tuesday night. The game was overshadowed by an afternoon announcement that Dave Dombrowski was being replaced as Detroit’s general manager by his top assistant, Al Avila. In 14 years with the Tigers, Dombrowski took […]

Jays beat Royals in testy game

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL’s top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez […]

Royals blow 2 leads; lose in extra innings

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto failed to get a decision in his Royals’ debut. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado […]

Jays hit 3 home runs in win over Royals

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) – Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in […]

Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season. […]

Royals come up short in series finale in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and rookie Giovanny Urshela hit solo homers for Cleveland, […]

A’s sending Ben Zobrist to Royals

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The teams announced the trade Tuesday. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 […]

Hosmer drives in 4 as Royals roll over Indians

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Eric Hosmer drove in four runs, Kendrys Morales added three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals opened a 10-game road trip with a 9-4 victory over the spiraling Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Hosmer connected for a three-run homer in the first inning off rookie Cody […]

Cueto to make his debut for Royals on Friday

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Newly acquired Royals ace Johnny Cueto will make his debut for Kansas City on Friday in Toronto. Cueto was acquired on Sunday in a trade with Cincinnati for left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. Cueto, who won 20 games last season for the Reds, is still getting personal business in […]