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Young flirts with no-no as Royals blank Twins

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Royals right-hander Chris Young flirted with a no-hitter, going 6 1/3 innings before Trevor Plouffe tripled off the right-field wall, and the Royals' bullpen preserved a 2-0 win over the Twins on Tuesday night.

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Royals Minor League report: June 8

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Omaha scored seven in the second and cruised to a win, setting season highs in runs and hits (19). Eight players recorded multi-hit games, with Dusty Coleman's two-run double starting the scoring. He added a solo homer in the seventh. Cheslor Cuthbert ...

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Sixth round nets Royals’ third center fielder

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The Royals established an interest in outfielders when they took Cody Jones from Texas Christian University in the sixth round, their third center fielder of the 2015 Draft.

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Royals open Day 2 with center fielder Miller

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The Royals selected center fielder Anderson Miller from Western Kentucky University in the third round with the 98th overall pick as their first position player of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday.

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Royals tab Staumont with No. 64 pick in Draft

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The Royals selected right-hander Josh Staumont from Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) in the second round with the 64th pick overall on Monday night in the MLB Draft.

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Vargas hangs tough in command performance

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas considers himself a lucky man: Not because he threw six shutout innings in a much-needed 3-1 win over the Twins on Monday night.

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Royals select friendly rivals atop MLB Draft

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The Royals selected not only two high school right-handed pitchers, but a pair of rivals from the same township of Indiana -- Ashe Russell from Cathedral (Ind.) High School with the 21st pick and Nolan Watson from Lawrence North (Ind.) High School with...

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Young, KC seek sole possesion of first in Central

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It might be "just another series" to the Twins' Joe Mauer, first place in the American League Central hangs in the balance this week. The Twins entered the series one game up on Kansas City, but heading into Tuesday night's matchup at Target Field, the...

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Vargas, Morales vault KC into first-place tie

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Kendrys Morales belted a two-run homer and left-hander Jason Vargas tossed six shutout innings as the Royals held off the Twins, 3-1, on Monday night at Target Field.

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Royals select righty Watson with 33rd pick

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The Royals selected right-hander Nolan Watson from Lawrence North (Ind.) High School with the 33rd pick overall on Monday night in the 2015 MLB Draft.

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Royals tab high school righty Russell at No. 21

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The Royals selected right-hander Ashe Russell from Cathedral (Ind.) High School in Indianapolis with the 21st pick overall pick on Monday night in the 2015 MLB Draft.

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Royals’ seven leading way in All-Star voting

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Make that seven Royals now leading the way at their respective positions for the All-Star Game on July 14. A reminder that fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using t...

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Royals nearing decision on Butera or Kratz

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The Royals are closing in on having to make a decision on their backup catcher. Erik Kratz's rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha ends on Tuesday. Kratz is out of options, and so is Drew Butera, who is presently with the club.

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AL All-Star ballot update: June 8

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Seven Royals are in position to start for the American League in next month's All-Star Game, according to the latest update of 2015 Esurance All-Star Game Ballot voting.

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