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Cain leading by example atop Royals’ lineup

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Lorenzo Cain's move to the leadoff spot is paying off, with a .407 batting average and a .412 on-base percentage through eight games. Royals manager Ned Yost also has somebody with the ability to drive the ball at the top when the lineup turns over in ... Read More »

Royals bounce Halos with rubber-game walk-off

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Lorenzo Cain logged a four-hit day and his double keyed a big four-run fourth, but it was Omar Infante's single in the ninth that lifted the Royals to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Angels in Sunday's rubber game. Read More »

Duffy, Royals look for strong start to three-city road trip

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At 42-39 and in second place in the American League Central, the Royals have been one of the surprise teams of 2014, even temporarily overtaking the first-place Tigers earlier this month. Kansas City starts David Duffy against Minnesota's Yohan Pino on... Read More »

Royals’ challenges net overturned calls for DPs

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The Royals won challenges in the third and fifth innings that resulted in double plays in Sunday's series finale against the Angels. It was the first time that manager Ned Yost won two challenges in a game. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: June 28

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Lexington dropped to 1-1 in a home series as Augusta built a 10-0 lead by the sixth. Elier Hernandez doubled in the sixth, scoring Ramon Torres for the first Lexington run. Hernandez is ranked 10th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Dex Kjerstad hit a ... Read More »

Royals’ challenge nets oveturned call for DP

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The Royals won a third-inning challenge in Sunday's series finale against the Angels and were awarded a double play as replay officials overturned second-base umpire Tim Timmons' call that third baseman Danny Valencia's throw pulled Omar Infante off th... Read More »

Ventura has rain to blame for shortened start

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Yordano Ventura had his start on Saturday interrupted by rain. The rookie right-hander only threw four innings in the Royals' 6-2 loss to the Angels, but it wasn't due to the quality of his pitching. Read More »

Esky’s stats rank among top AL vote-getters

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Royals infielder Alcides Escobar remains out of the top five among American League shortstops, despite a nice bounce-back season. Escobar batted .234 with a .259 on-base percentage in 2013, but he has elevated those figures in the first half of this year. Read More »

Finnegan impresses Yost during ‘pen session

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Royals manager Ned Yost viewed top Draft pick Brandon Finnegan's bullpen session at Kauffman Stadium prior to the series finale against the Angels on Sunday. Finnegan, a left-hander, received a $2,200,600 signing bonus on Saturday. Read More »

Collins getting back on right track at Omaha

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It appears that Royals reliever Tim Collins is making the most of his recent demotion. In seven innings since being sent to Triple-A Omaha, Collins has allowed zero runs, one hit and struck out 14 batters. Read More »

Royals wash out in rematch against Angels

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Bruce Chen labored in a four-run sixth after coming on in relief following a nearly four-hour rain delay as the Royals dropped a 6-2 decision to the Angels on Saturday. Read More »

Royals tab Guthrie for rubber game vs. Halos

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Jeremy Guthrie will look to continue his recent run of success as the Royals battle C.J. Wilson and the Angels in the rubber game on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals offering ticket exchange for Sunday

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The Royals are offering fans who attended Saturday's 6-2 loss against the Angels that featured a long rain delay the chance to exchange their ticket for a $10 Hy-Vee Infield ticket to the series finale on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals sign their top Draft selection Finnegan

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The Royals signed left-hander Brandon Finnegan, their first selection at No. 17 overall in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, and introduced him during a press conference on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Fans can give Royals boost in All-Star voting

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Whether he's in center field or right, Lorenzo Cain has given the Royals All-Star-like performances all season. No Royals have been able to crack the leaders' ranks in the balloting and time is running out. Read More »