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Herrera can’t hold serve in decisive 7th frame

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On Wednesday night, flame-throwing righty Kelvin Herrera looked mighty mortal for a second game in a row. Herrera took the loss, allowing the decisive run in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the Astros, who swept the three-game set.

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Volquez sidetracked by nightmare fifth inning

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Royals starter Edinson Volquez looked the part for 3 2/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday night, but it all came undone as he labored in a four-run fifth inning that was ultimately his final frame in the 6-5 loss at Minute Maid Park.

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Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base while scoring the decisive run on a bang-bang play at the plate as the Astros swept the Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Young starts opener of showdown set with Twins

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The first-place Royals and second-place Twins are headed for a showdown in a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium that begins on Thursday. Righties Chris Young and Kyle Gibson duel in the opener.

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Lamb, Coleman selected as PCL All-Stars

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The Pacific Coast League All-Star teams were announced on Wednesday, and the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate landed a pair of pitchers on the roster.

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Vargas to throw simulated innings on Thursday

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Royals pitcher Jason Vargas will throw about two simulated innings on Thursday, his first live throwing action since he landed on the disabled list in early June with a recurrence of a muscle strain in his left forearm.

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Bonifacio named Texas League All-Star Game MVP

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Royals No. 9 prospect Jorge Bonifacio won MVP honors after leading the North to a 9-4 victory over the South in the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

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Royals’ bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

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Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third innin...

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Volquez aims for continued success vs. Astros

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Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will square off against Astros righty Vincent Velasquez on Wednesday when the three-game series wraps up at Minute Maid Park.

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Manaea among 10 top prospect performers Monday

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Sean Manaea is back on track. The Royals' No. 2 prospect made his return to Class A Advanced Wilmington on Monday, a full 10 months after he pitched his most recent game for the Blue Rocks.

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