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Royals prospect Calixte heating up for Naturals

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Orlando Calixte, the Royals' No. 9 prospect, according to MLB.com, had four hits, including two home runs, in just his second game of the season for Double-A Northwest Arkansas in Sunday's 9-8 win. Read More »

Royals need Moustakas to snap out of funk

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The Royals were ready for a breakout season from Mike Moustakas. So was he. Six weeks into the season, the wait continues. And the questions loom about how to get the third baseman going in 2014. Read More »

Pink bats contribute to rosy afternoon

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The Royals players who used pink bats went 9-for-21 in a 9-7 victory over the Mariners on Sunday. They were part of the pink accent to games throughout the country as Major League Baseball promoted awareness of the fight against breast cancer. Read More »

Escobar’s slam, Giavotella’s blast power Royals

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Alcides Escobar banged a grand slam and Johnny Giavotella socked a go-ahead three-run blast in the Royals' 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday at Safeco Field. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 11

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The Royals' No. 9 prospect Orlando Calixte hit a walk-off home run as Northwest Arkansas won its third straight -- 9-8 over Springfield on Sunday -- to finish 3-1 in the series. Calixte was 4-for-5 with two home runs in his second game of the year, whi... Read More »

Duffy to start Saturday for ailing Chen

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Danny Duffy will start Saturday's game for the Royals against the Orioles at Kauffman Stadium, filling in for the still-ailing Bruce Chen. Read More »

Valencia batting cleanup while Perez rests

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With Salvador Perez resting his sore calf, manager Ned Yost decided to use Danny Valencia, his right-handed option to Mike Moustakas at third base, in the cleanup slot Sunday. Read More »

Royals to play charity golf tourney on off-day

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The Royals' open date on Monday will be filled by the seventh annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament at the National Golf Club in Parkville, Mo. Among the eight or 10 players expected to play is pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Read More »

Royals win challenge on close play at second

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The Royals won a challenge in the seventh inning Saturday night, after umpire Laz Diaz called Robinson Cano safe but Ned Yost issued a challenge and the ruling was overturned. Read More »

Ventura gives up two homers, offense can’t respond

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Yordano Ventura, who had given up just two home runs in his previous six starts, gave up two blasts to the Mariners and the Royals were dealt a 3-1 loss Saturday at Safeco Field. Read More »

Young and Mariners proving a perfect match

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It's too early in the season to say that the Mariners and Chris Young lived happily ever after. Nobody, however, is complaining about the relationship. Read More »

Butler, first-base coach Kuntz exchange words

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Designated hitter Billy Butler and first-base coach Rusty Kuntz had an emotional exchange in the ninth inning on Saturday night after the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Mariners when Butler nearly was thrown out rounding first. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 10

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No. 2 Royals prospect Raul Mondesi drove in both runs as Class A Wilmington lost 3-2 to Lynchburg on Saturday Read More »

Plate umpire exits game with bruised hand

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Plate umpire Scott Barry was hit in the hand by a ball in Saturday's Royals-Mariners game, but X-rays were negative and he is expected to be umpiring at second base in the series finale Sunday. Read More »

Perez still limited by sore calf

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Salvador Perez was working on his 24th birthday, catching Yordano Ventura against the Mariners. But he might get Sunday off to rest his aching left leg which was struck -- again -- by his own foul ball on May 2. Read More »