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Infante’s slam sends Royals to win over Angels »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough Friday night for starting pitchers. Jason Vargas and Angels counterpart Matt Shoemaker (5-2) combined to […]

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Bases-loaded HBP in 8th helps Dodgers beat KC »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was facing one of the hottest relievers in baseball with two outs and the bases loaded in a tie game Wednesday night. Ellis wound up taking one for the team. He was plunked on the shoulder by Royals reliever Wade […]

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Kershaw pitches Dodgers to win over Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Clayton Kershaw was asked to assess his performance against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers ace bemoaned the fact that he didn’t have command of his fastball. Maybe if he did, he’d have tossed another no-hitter. Kershaw still managed to […]

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Royals beat Dodgers to end 4-game skid »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak. Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight […]

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Elias, Zunino lead Mariners over Royals for sweep »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of […]

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Mariners edge Royals on ninth inning run »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dustin Ackley delivered the clutch hit, while Chris Young baffled the Kansas City Royals batters. Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Royals 2-1 on Saturday. His single to right on a 2-2 count scored Kyle Seager, who doubled […]

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Mariners score 2 in 9th to beat Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Miller homered off Royals closer Greg Holland to break a ninth-inning tie, and the Seattle Mariners beat Kansas City 7-5 despite blowing an early five-run lead Friday night. Charlie Furbush (1-4) inherited a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth, but the Mariners reliever […]

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Royals’ streak over at 10 after loss to Tigers »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Kansas City Royals finally lost, but slugger Billy Butler hopes their impressive push in the AL Central will go on. “This doesn’t end anything,” he said. “We’ve got 10-1 in our last 11 games, and we’re going home in first place. We just have to […]

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Royals win 10th straight, edge Tigers »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Kansas City Royals won their 10th straight game, extending their best streak in 20 years when Jeremy Guthrie and a lucky hop helped them beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday. The AL Central-leading Royals have not won this many games in a row since a […]

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Royals Win 9th Straight to Take Over 1st Place »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas homered as part of a seven-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals took over first place in the AL Central on Tuesday night with their ninth straight victory, 11-4 over the Detroit Tigers. Gordon and Moustakas hit two-run shots off Max Scherzer, and […]

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Royals beat Tigers to pull within half-game of first in AL Central »

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By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 11-8 Monday night. Kansas City has won a season-high eight straight to pull within […]

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Royals’ win streak at 7 after sweep of White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) – The Royals are complementing their solid defense and pitching with a potent offense. Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and Kansas City completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday. James Shields (8-3) won his fifth straight decision and the Royals extended their season-high win streak […]

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Duffy fans 9 as Royals beat White Sox »

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CHICAGO (AP) — Danny Duffy matched a career high with nine strikeouts, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to six with a 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Duffy (4-5) scattered five hits over seven-plus shutout innings for Kansas City. Mike Moustakas homered among his three hits as the […]

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