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Guthrie leads Royals to sweep of Diamondbacks »

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PHOENIX (AP) – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City’s first complete game this season, and the Royals beat Arizona 6-2 on Thursday night for a three-game interleague sweep of the Diamondbacks. Guthrie (8-9) allowed seven hits, struck out four and walked none in his eighth career complete game. Alex Gordon hit […]

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Royals beat D-backs for another series win »

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PHOENIX (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second […]

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Royals rout Diamondbacks 12-2 »

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PHOENIX (AP) – Billy Butler had a three-run homer among his four hits, Nori Aoki hit a grand slam and the Kansas City Royals gave Danny Duffy some rare run support by bashing the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 on Tuesday night. Kansas City battered Wade Miley (7-8) from the start, scoring 10 runs off him by […]

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Shields sharp as Royals top A’s 4-2 »

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday. Shields (10-6) retired his first 15 batters before Josh Reddick hit a leadoff homer in the sixth. Alberto Callaspo then had a one-out single before […]

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Royals beat Twins, but lose Hosmer »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)  – The Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Eric Hosmer will be going on the disabled list after an X-ray revealed a displaced fracture of the third finger of his right hand. “Very frustrating, bad timing,” Hosmer said. “The good thing is I […]

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Perez helps Royals struggle to win over Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.   Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas had RBI doubles during the […]

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Gibson Pitches Twins to 2-1 Victory Over Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar […]

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Blue Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia »

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BOSTON (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and […]

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Santana hits 2 more HRs as Indians end KC’s 5-game win streak »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn’t do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. Carlos Santana hit five home runs in a series at spacious Kauffman Stadium, connecting for two more shots Sunday […]

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Butler, Royals overcome Indians for 5th win in row »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and the surging Kansas City Royals wrecked things for the Cleveland Indians for the second straight night. Butler homered for the second consecutive game and the Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. A day after his pinch-hit, two-run […]

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Butler’s pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland […]

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Indians’ Kluber perfect into 7th inning, but Royals prevail in 14 »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Nori Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into […]

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Royals score run in 9th to beat White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers could handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach […]

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