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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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Royals score 7 in 2nd, beat Twins »

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By ADAM CZECH Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the second inning. Then they really started hitting the ball. Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent […]

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Royals hold off Twins »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Willingham returned to Target Field and hit a bases-clearing double in Kansas City’s five-run fourth inning, and the surging Royals hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night. Danny Dufy (8-10) allowed three runs in 51/3 innings to win his third straight start. Kansas City has won 11 […]

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Surging Royals rally past A’s »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs in a five-run seventh and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Thursday. The Royals have won 18 of 22 to move 12 games above .500 for the first time since July 20, 2003. The […]

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Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals blank A’s »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night. Vargas (9-5) retired the final 23 batters he faced in only his third start since an emergency appendectomy. The left-hander […]

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Royals win streak snapped in blowout loss to Oakland »

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By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Oakland Athletics’ combination of  Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won […]

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Royals win 8th in row, top A’s, take Central lead »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar pumped his fist. Jarrod Dyson did a backflip. And for the first time in more than a decade, the Kansas City Royals were in first place in mid-August. Yordano Ventura outpitched Sonny Gray in a matchup of talented young starters Monday night, and Escobar drove […]

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