Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios will likely miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up. […]

Royals bring Gordon off DL, welcome Gomes to Kansas City

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes in a series of moves before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit. The Royals also recalled infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert along with catcher Francisco Pena from […]

Guyer, Kiermaier hit HRs help Rays beat Royals

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By DICK SCANLON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in […]

Moustakas has 3 RBIs, Royals beat Rays

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By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi […]

Morales hits 2-run homer, Royals beat Rays

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By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night. Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez […]

Royals rely on bullpen to squeak by Orioles

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2-3 innings, […]

Royals rally with 4 in 9th to beat Red Sox

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By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Mike Moustakas’ two-run double capped a four-run ninth inning that carried the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Moustakas also had a solo homer and RBI double for Kansas City, which salvaged a split of the […]