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Royals revel in memories of Wild Card Game

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As the A's returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time since the crazy American League Wild Card game last year, the Royals themselves tried to remember all the details of that night.

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Special delivery: KC to honor Gold Glovers, give Butler ring

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The Royals are planning two special ceremonies prior to Friday night's game against the A's at Kauffman Stadium. First, the Royals will honor the club's 2014 Gold Glove Award winners. And of course, the game will mark the return of former Royals design...

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Royals Minor League report: April 16

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Bubba Starling's double scored Jack Lopez from first as Wilmington walked off with a win in the home opener at Frawley Stadium.

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Royals’ defense tripped up in strange 3rd frame

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The Royals pride themselves on great defense. That's why it was so strange to see them uncharacteristically not make plays in a bizarre and frustrating third inning in an 8-5 loss on Thursday at Target Field.

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Royals welcome Butler, A’s for Wild Card rematch

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A big homecoming awaits Billy Butler in Kansas City on Friday, when the A's designated hitter makes his return to Kauffman Stadium, this time in the visitors' dugout opposing the club that selected him in the first round of the 2004 First-Year Player D...

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Cain’s home run, 3 RBIs can’t slow Twins

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Joe Mauer drove in three runs, while Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki belted two run homers in the Twins' 8-5 win over the Royals in Thursday's rubber match. Lorenzo Cain homered and had three RBIs for Kansas City.

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Esky thriving since inheriting Royals’ leadoff role

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Entering Thursday, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was riding a career-high 17-game hitting streak dating to last September, not long after manager Ned Yost inserted Escobar into the leadoff role.

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Royals Minor League report: April 15

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Omaha's three-game winning streak was snapped at Memphis. Luke Hochevar continued his rehab stint, striking out two while allowing a run, one hit and four walks over one-plus innings. Aaron Brooks (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) took the loss, with both r...

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Perfect no more: Twins hand first loss to Royals

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Kyle Gibson outdueled Edinson Volquez, and Oswaldo Arcia connected on a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning to help lead the Twins to a 3-1 win and hand the Royals their first loss of the season on Wednesday night at Target Field.

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Royals to keep Cain in center when Dyson plays

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When the Royals used outfielder Jarrod Dyson as a defensive replacement last season, he primarily was inserted into center field with Lorenzo Cain then shifting to right.

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Plunking by rookie pitcher ‘frustrating’ for injured Rios

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Royals right fielder Alex Rios spoke calmly and thoughtfully about his frustration with losing time on the disabled list after being plunked in the hand by Twins rookie and Rule 5 pitcher J.R. Graham.

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