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Tigers win appeal, top KC to boost AL Central lead »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell […]

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Cain, Aoki power Royals to win over White Sox »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Royals are rousing from their offensive slumber at just the right time. Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and Kansas City roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory […]

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Rare flop for Royals bullpen in loss to White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One swing by Conor Gillaspie ended long shutout streaks for Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis. Both relievers gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals’ dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis […]

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Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson loves to boast about what speedy base runners can do. Dyson and Terrance Gore used their speed to score as pinch runners in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night. “He knows he’s got the ability […]

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Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Kansas City blew a four-run lead and dropped three of four to the last-place Red Sox. The Royals fell 1 1-2 games behind […]

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Red Sox capitalize on miscues, beat Royals 6-3 »

Liam Hendricks allows one run on four hits, striking out five and walking none in his first start for KC Wednesday night. (Kansas City Royals, Chris Vleisides)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox did a better job of walking a tightrope than the Kansas City Royals. At least, that’s how manager John Farrell summed up Thursday night’s 6-3 victory. The last-place Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Royals, […]

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Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central. Shields (14-7) gave up a single to Ian Kinsler leading off […]

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Royals’ rally hurt by pickoff, lose to Tigers »

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DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals were at it again, starting the ninth inning with a couple of infield singles. Then the team that’s threatening to win the AL Central because of its speed and defense made a costly blunder on the bases. “Every time I’m in I’m looking to steal. I just didn’t […]

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Tigers close gap to 1 game with win over Royals »

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DETROIT (AP) — Brad Ausmus called the Tigers’ series against the Kansas City Royals the biggest of the season so far. Detroit got off to a good start. Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and Detroit beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday to move within a game of the […]

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Royals spoil Jeter’s day with 2-0 win over Yankees »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals turned Derek Jeter Day into another disappointing defeat for the New York Yankees’ captain in the dwindling days of his career. Ventura pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the AL Central leaders beat the Yankees 2-0 […]

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Duffy injured as Yankees beat Royals »

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NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon McCarthy won for the second time in six starts, and the Yankees feasted on Kansas City’s bullpen after Royals starter Danny Duffy left because of an injury following his first pitch. A night after a 1-0 loss in the series opener dropped them 4½ games back for the AL’s second […]

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James Shields pitches Royals past Yankees »

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NEW YORK (AP) — James Shields took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley’s two-base error, leading the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 1-0 Friday night. Two starts after losing to the Yankees 8-1 in one of his worst outings […]

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Gordon’s 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate. The exact opposite happened Wednesday night. Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run […]

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