Royals hold off Rays; lose Alex Gordon

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson hit two-run homers, Alcides Escobar had four hits and the Kansas City Royals pounded Rays All-Star Chris Archer before holding off Tampa Bay 9-7 on Wednesday night. The Royals lost All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon to a strained groin in […]

Royals salvage split with Twins

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to […]

Morales, Gordon power Royals past A’s

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By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering […]

Young bounces back in Royals’ win over A’s

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By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals […]

Moustakas, Infante leads Royals past Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had a three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine […]

Blanton, Escobar lead Royals to win over Mariners

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By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, […]