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Pitching, defense kept Royals afloat

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While the Royals worked through a mediocre-to-below average first eight weeks of the season, it could have been much worse if not for some of the best pitching and defense in the game. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 14

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Fifteen-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon delivered a two-run single in the second. The Storm Chasers have won five in a row after taking a pair of seven-inning games at Fresno. Read More »

South sweeps both boys and girls matches at Shrine Soccer Classic

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Both South teams won 2-0 matches in the Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic on Saturday at Nebraska-Omaha’s Caniglia Field.  The field has turf that is designed for soccer and is considered one of the best soccer playing surfaces in the country. Paige Phipps of Millard West scored first to put the South girls on the board in […] Read More »

Royals call on Shields in bid for sweep, seventh straight win

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The Royals send their ace to the hill Sunday as they attempt to continue a recent hot streak. James Shields takes on Andre Rienzo and the White Sox in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Big inning backs dominant Duffy to clinch series

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The Royals put together a five-run inning for the second consecutive game, and Danny Duffy did the rest. Duffy tossed seven-plus strong innings to vault Kansas City to its sixth consecutive win, a 9-1 triumph over the White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cell... Read More »

Yost wins challenge to prevent White Sox run

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Royals manager Ned Yost won a challenge late in Saturday's game against the White Sox, which kept Chicago from getting on the board. Read More »

Alcides in lineup despite ailing calf

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Alcides Escobar showed fairly quickly on Saturday that his left calf wasn't bothering him, at least not enough to affect his play. The shortstop extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games with a second-inning single in Saturday's 9-1 win ove... Read More »

Yost concerned with Chen’s health more than stats

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Bruce Chen was shelled for the second time in as many rehab starts for Triple-A Omaha, but manager Ned Yost is more concerned about Chen's overall health than the numbers. Read More »

Moustakas’ numbers, attitude trending upward

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A 10-day demotion to Triple-A Omaha helped third baseman Mike Moustakas clear his mind, and his teammates and coaches have remarked at the third baseman's improved attitude. Read More »

Former NU national champion Wright finishes fourth in discus

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Chad Wright, who won the national championship in 2012,  closed his Husker career on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the men’s discus. The senior from Kingston, Jamaica, finished with a throw of 203-2 (61.93) that came on his final attempt of the competition at NCAA Nationals in Eugene, OR. Junior Ellie Ewere jumped her […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 13

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Christian Colon, ranked the Royals' No. 15 prospect, hit an 11th-inning homer as Triple-A Omaha beat Fresno, 7-6, on Friday night. Read More »

Royals prospect hits go-ahead homer in extras

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Second baseman Christian Colon, rated the Royals' No. 15 prospect by MLB.com, hit the go-ahead home run in the 11th inning Friday as Triple-A Omaha defeated Fresno, 7-6. Read More »

After extending hit streak, Escobar exits with injury

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Alcides Escobar extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an eighth-inning double, but he exited the 7-2 Royals victory almost immediately after reaching second because of what he believed to be a left calf cramp. Read More »

Royals boost Guthrie with five-run first inning

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The Royals used a big first inning and an inefficient yet effective outing from Jeremy Guthrie to take the series opener from the White Sox, 7-2, on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Royals look to keep rolling with Duffy on hill

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Chicago has not earned an error since last Saturday against the Angels, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura sees his team slipping heading into Saturday's Game 2 against Danny Duffy and the Royals. Read More »