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Royals Minor League Report: May 20

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Wilmington won the opener of a seven-game homestand. Sixth-ranked Royals prospect Hunter Dozier was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs. Seventh-ranked prospect Bubba Starling scored three runs and extended his hitting streak to eight games, during which ... Read More »

Valencia gets increased time at Moustakas’ expense

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Third baseman Mike Moustakas hasn't been able to get his bat going, so Danny Valencia is getting an expanded role with the Royals. Read More »

Royals trying to reverse fortunes against AL Central

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The Royals are going to have to pick it up against their American League Central Division rivals if they're going to make a run at the postseason. After their loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night, their record within the Central is just 5-15. Jeremy ... Read More »

Pena happy to be back in Kansas City

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It's been about a dozen years since Francisco Pena was frolicking around the Royals' clubhouse. In those days, he was with his father, Tony Pena, who was managing the Royals. Now, he's getting a chance to play for his father's former team. Read More »

Homecoming start a special night for Carroll

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Missouri native Scott Carroll returned to Kauffman Stadium on Monday night to pitch for the White Sox in front of a large contingent of family and friends. Read More »

Royals add catching depth, call up Pena

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With starting catcher Salvador Perez out with a sore right hand, the Royals called up catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. To make room, second baseman Johnny Giavotella was optioned back to Omaha. Read More »

Adjustment by Butler results in three-hit game

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Billy Butler's first three-hit game of the season on Sunday came after hitting coach Pedro Grifol straightened out a flaw in the designated hitter's swing, according to manager Ned Yost. Read More »

Vargas squanders early lead in loss to White Sox

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The Royals' offense kept humming but, wouldn't you know it, the starting pitching sprung a leak. That added up to a 7-6 Kansas City loss to the Chicago White Sox on a balmy Monday night with 16,462 fans at Kauffman Stadium. An early Royals hitting outb... Read More »

Ventura looks to shut down White Sox, even series

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Tuesday won't be Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura's first exposure to the White Sox. He was dealt his first Major League loss by Chicago last September, and Ventura will look for better results when he squares off against Andre Rienzo in the second ... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: May 19

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Northwest Arkansas scored two in the ninth and left the tying run on third on Monday in a matinee finale at Tulsa. J.C. Sulbaran struck out three while allowing four runs (two earned), nine hits and two walks over five innings. Noel Arguelles, Wilking ... Read More »

Perez likely to miss a few games with sore hand

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez might miss the last two games of the White Sox series after leaving Monday night's 7-6 loss with a sore and swollen right hand. The injury occurred previously and was aggravated as he batted on Monday night. X-rays after t... Read More »

Herrera, Ventura excited to host equipment drive

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Kelvin Herrera remembers when his love of baseball in the Dominican Republic wasn't accompanied by very much equipment. The annual Royals Equipment Drive has named Herrera and fellow Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura as the player ambassadors for the B... Read More »

Gordon joins rare Royals company with huge game

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Alex Gordon's smash hitting display in Sunday's 8-6 victory over Baltimore was the fifth of its kind in Royals history. Research shows that only four other Royals had games with at least four hits, two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored. Read More »

Infante takes BP, still dealing with back inflammation

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There's still nothing decided on the return of second baseman Omar Infante, who took batting practice on Monday as he recovers from back inflammation. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: May 18

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Northwest Arkansas lost a back-and-forth contest at Tulsa. Jorge Bonifacio hit a three-run homer in the eighth, giving the Naturals a 4-2 lead. Read More »