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Ventura set to square off with powerful Blue Jays

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Right-hander Yordano Ventura (5-7, 4.86 ERA) is set to take the hill for the Royals against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle (11-5, 3.29 ERA). Ventura is coming off one of his best starts of the season in a win over Houston, while Buehrle got a no-de...

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Royals’ additions bolster rotation, versatility

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GM Dayton Moore and his staff acquired right-hander Johnny Cueto, one of the biggest names on the trading block, as well as super-utility player Ben Zobrist, whom the Royals have admired for some time. Those moves have made for a happy manager in Ned Y...

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Morales’ heads-up slide gives Zobrist 2 RBIs

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Ben Zobrist notched his first base hit with the Royals, and Kendrys Morales scored the second run on the play with an agile slide to beat Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin in the first inning of a 7-6 loss on Friday at Rogers Centre.

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Young heads to ‘pen; Guthrie stays in rotation

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Right-hander Chris Young has been sent to the bullpen and struggling right-hander Jeremy Guthrie will keep his spot in the rotation, Royals manager Ned Yost said on Friday.

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Duffy disappointed with results against Jays

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This was an especially confusing night for Royals starter Danny Duffy. He felt good in his bullpen before Thursday night's game and he felt strong on the mound during the game. But the results just weren't there in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers...

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Cueto set for Royals debut in rematch with Jays

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Right-hander Johnny Cueto will make his highly anticipated Royals debut when he takes the mound against Blue Jays righty Drew Hutchison on Friday at Rogers Centre.

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Royals rocked by powerful Jays’ bats in loss

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Dioner Navarro, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson each homered while right-hander Marco Estrada tossed 5 2/3 strong innings in the Blue Jays' 5-2 victory over the Royals on Thursday night at Rogers Centre.

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Royals welcome Zobrist, option Orlando

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Newly acquired Ben Zobrist showed up at Rogers Centre on Thursday, greeted his new Royals teammates, and donned his familiar No. 18 -- the price tag from first-base coach Rusty Kuntz for giving up his jersey will be a leaf blower.

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Gordon takes first swings off tee since injury

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, on the disabled list because of a Grade 2-plus left groin strain, swung a bat on Thursday for the first time since the injury on July 8.

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Decision between Guthrie, Young looms for Royals

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At some point, Royals manager Ned Yost will have to decide between Jeremy Guthrie or Chris Young for the fifth and final spot in the rotation. Though Yost could skip the No. 5 spot in the rotation next turn because of Monday's off-day, Yost said he sti...

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Guthrie, Royals can’t finish sweep

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The Indians unleashed a week of pent-up offensive frustration upon the Kansas City Royals with a season-high 18 hits and four home runs in Wednesday's 12-1 win at Progressive Field.

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Duffy, Royals head to Toronto to face Blue Jays

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Left-hander Danny Duffy (4-4, 4.03 ERA) takes the mound for the Royals as they open a four-game series at Toronto and against right-hander Marco Estrada (7-6, 3.55 ERA).

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Despite Zobrist trade, Yost happy with Infante at 2B

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When newcomer Ben Zobrist joins the Royals in Toronto on Thursday, he is slated to take over primarily in left field, filling in for the injured Alex Gordon. But if Gordon comes back in early September, there has been an assumption by some fans that Zo...

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