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Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox »

Lorenzo Cain's infield single  drove in the game-winning run in the Royals 4-3 victory over Chicago Monday night. (Photo: Chris Vleisides)

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Whether it’s through a wild card or the AL Central title, Lorenzo Cain doesn’t care how the Kansas City Royals reach the playoffs. He just wants to get there. Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the […]

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Royals lose to Indians, lose ground in Central »

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Royals can almost touch the postseason. It’s taunting them, teasing them, their first trip into October in 29 years is just one win away. “We’re close,” designated hitter Billy Butler said. So close. Kansas City lost ground in the AL Central race but stayed safely […]

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Royals roll on, shut down Indians »

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – With another win, the Royals stepped closer to history and a playoff berth. They’ve got a much bigger goal in mind. Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland’s punchless offense for seven innings as Kansas City kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 […]

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Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers »

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pushed the Royals a little closer to the top in the AL Central and nearer their first playoff appearance in 29 years. Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as Kansas City moved within one game of first-place Detroit and kept some distance […]

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Aoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers »

Nori Aoki's tiebreaking triple in the fourth put the Royals ahead for good in their 5-2 win o over Detroit Sunday at Kuaffman Stadium. (Photo: Chris Vleisides)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one. Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep in the weekend series between the AL Central’s top teams. […]

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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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