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Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels »

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Mike Moustakas smacked a high fly into right field in the 11th inning, the Kansas City Royals’ No. 9 hitter had no idea whether it had enough juice to get out of the Big A. “I knew I hit it pretty good, but that […]

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Royals beat A’s in AL wild-card thriller »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in. It had been 29 years since the Royals […]

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Royals end regular season with win over White Sox »

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By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer Moments after Detroit secured the AL Central title, Kansas City manager Ned Yost started pulling some of his regulars from the lineup. It was finally time to start preparing for the playoffs. Kansas City’s chance for a division crown was erased by Detroit’s victory on Sunday, and the Royals […]

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Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox »

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) – The mob arrived as soon as Salvador Perez squeezed that final foul popup, officially bringing Kansas City’s playoff drought to an end. Yes, the Royals are going back to the postseason. Kansas City clinched a playoff spot Friday night for the first time in 29 years, […]

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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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