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Royals win fifth straight behind Butler’s bat

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Billy Butler blasted a monster two-run homer and had three RBIs to lead the Royals to a 4-2 Interleague decision over the San Francisco Giants on an enjoyable 75-degree Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Aoki gets two assists in third thanks to replay

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A successful challenge by the Royals hindered a Giants rally and helped right fielder Nori Aoki get two assists in one inning Friday night. Read More »

Gordon gets Heart and Hustle Award from McRae

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Alex Gordon received the Royals' Heart and Hustle Award prior to Friday night's game, presented by former Royals outfielder Brian McRae and given by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Read More »

Surging Royals focused on division title

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Coming off a 5-1 road trip and 12 victories in 15 games not only brought the Royals closer to the top of the American League Central but had them feeling more determined to break the 28-year postseason lapse. Read More »

Bullpen enjoys night off thanks to Guthrie

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Before Jeremy Guthrie finished the Royals' first complete game of the season Thursday night at Phoenix, Greg Holland was limbering up in the bullpen. Not too seriously, though, with the D-backs down 6-2. Read More »

Mercurial Royals back on the upswing

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We Kansas City Royals bandwagon passengers have endured a rugged ride this season. Every time you start to expect big things from the Royals, they run into heavy traffic. Every time it appears safe to count them out, they go on cruise control in the op... Read More »

Royals turn to Vargas against Bumgarner, Giants

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For just the 10th time overall and the first time since 2008, the Giants and Royals will go head to head on Friday as the second-place squads begin a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. Madison Bumgarner, who blanked the Mets on two hits in his last st... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half. Read More »

D-backs lose replay challenge in ninth vs. Royals

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D-backs manager Kirk Gibson lost a replay challenge in the top of the ninth inning against the Royals on Thursday night. Read More »

Royals take sweep to keep up standings ascent

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By completing a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Thursday night, Kansas City surged to within 2 1/2 games of the American League Central lead and took over the second Wild Card position in the standings. Read More »

Hosmer remains out with fracture in right hand

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It's been a week since first baseman Eric Hosmer was last in the Royals' lineup. He's out with a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the result of being hit by a pitch on July 20 by Jon Lester, then with Boston. Read More »

Royals now second-oldest team in Major Leagues

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Forget that image of the Royals as a fuzzy-cheeked band of youngsters, just trying to make their way in the adult baseball world. In fact, according to STATS.com, the Royals are now the second-oldest team in Major League Baseball at an average of 30 ye... Read More »

Herrera emerging as dependable late-game weapon

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Wade Davis has proven himself as one of the most effective eighth-inning pitchers in the Major Leagues. Closer Greg Holland leads the American League in saves. Now another right-hander, Kelvin Herrera, is establishing himself as a master of the seventh... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 6

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Brandon Downes hit his first professional homer for Idaho Falls, a solo shot in the sixth. He was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in June. Read More »

Overturned call looms large in Royals-D-backs game

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The Royals have had a good record when issuing challenges in this first year of the new instant replay system. They stand 18-10. But on Wednesday night, for the first time, their successful challenge gave them the deciding run in a game. Read More »