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Tigers close gap to 1 game with win over Royals »

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DETROIT (AP) — Brad Ausmus called the Tigers’ series against the Kansas City Royals the biggest of the season so far. Detroit got off to a good start. Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and Detroit beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday to move within a game of the […]

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Royals spoil Jeter’s day with 2-0 win over Yankees »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals turned Derek Jeter Day into another disappointing defeat for the New York Yankees’ captain in the dwindling days of his career. Ventura pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the AL Central leaders beat the Yankees 2-0 […]

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Duffy injured as Yankees beat Royals »

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NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon McCarthy won for the second time in six starts, and the Yankees feasted on Kansas City’s bullpen after Royals starter Danny Duffy left because of an injury following his first pitch. A night after a 1-0 loss in the series opener dropped them 4½ games back for the AL’s second […]

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James Shields pitches Royals past Yankees »

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NEW YORK (AP) — James Shields took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley’s two-base error, leading the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 1-0 Friday night. Two starts after losing to the Yankees 8-1 in one of his worst outings […]

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Gordon’s 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate. The exact opposite happened Wednesday night. Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run […]

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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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