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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals had the go-ahead run on second base with nobody out in the eighth inning. Jarrod Dyson got the sign to bunt and failed miserably on two strikes, then chopped a grounder to first base that got his teammate thrown out. “I was […]

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Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tough to catch the Kansas City Royals when they are leading after six innings. Greg Holland leads one of the majors’ best bullpens. Ventura pitched into the seventh inning and three relievers shut the door in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. “With Ventura throwing the […]

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Big 10th inning lifts Twins past Kansas City »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jordan Schafer and the Minnesota Twins finally broke it open in the 10th inning. Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the Twins to an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and […]

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Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins »

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 Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. […]

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Gordon’s 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals win over Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals were trailing the Twins by a run in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and Kansas City manager Ned Yost was on the top step of the dugout, conferring with catching coach Pedro Grifol about the potential decisions he would have to make. […]

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Yankees rout Royals »

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 By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The question was lobbed at Royals manager Ned Yost as he was wrapping up his postgame news conference after an 8-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. “After scuffling two straight days, are you concerned about the offense?” “Oh yeah,” Yost […]

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Royals’ Hosmer ready to start swinging bat again »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand. Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals’ game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin […]

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Royals headed home after loss at Texas »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Ned Yost scoffed at the idea that the Kansas City Royals were worn out at the end of a long road trip. “Everybody’s full of life,” the manager said. “We’re in a pennant race, man.” The Royals are headed home with a two-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, even after […]

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Guthrie overcomes 1st pitch HR, Royals beat Texas »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn’t allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had […]

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Royals enjoying their success, not looking too far ahead »

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By TRACY RINGOLSBY MLB.com DENVER — It’s been 29 years since the Royals last enjoyed baseball’s postseason. No sense getting in a hurry right now. Manager Ned Yost certainly isn’t. He is enjoying what has happened in the past month, but he knows better than to start thinking about what could transpire in the next […]

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McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals »

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By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Danny Duffy chose to find fault with his fastball rather than his fielder. Duffy was cruising along until a throwing error opened the door for a grand slam by Matt McBride that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the rolling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. “I […]

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Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies »

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By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have now won 21 of 26 after getting to […]

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Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins »

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Erik Kratz had played in only five games for Kansas City since being acquired from Toronto in a trade on July 28. But the big guy always stayed ready and that discipline paid off Monday night to keep the Royals rolling. Kratz homered twice after replacing an […]

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