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Imperfect Royals hot at perfect time

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The Royals may not be a perfect team. But they do enough things really well that they've got a great chance to be back in the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. And at a time when the games matter most, the Royals are performing at their highest ... Read More »

Royals, Yanks on opposite ends of playoff-race spectrum

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The playoff races in the American League are dwindling to the final three weeks of the season. At one end of the spectrum, the Royals control their own fate, leading the Central over Detroit. At the other end, the Yankees are watching their chances of ... Read More »

Royals look to win fifth straight, pad Central lead behind Duffy

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While Kansas City looks to build its lead in the American League Central in the middle game in the Bronx on Saturday, the Yankees are running out of time to move up in the standings. The Royals' Danny Duffy squares off with New York's Brandon McCarthy. Read More »

With Holland unavailable, Davis locks down save

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All signs pointed to closer Greg Holland finishing the final two outs of the Royals' 1-0 victory over the Yankees on Friday night. Instead, manager Ned Yost called on typical setup man Wade Davis, who struck out the final two hitters to earn his first ... Read More »

Shields’ gem helps Royals extend AL Central lead

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Before the start of the Royals' crucial six-game road swing, manager Ned Yost was asked why his team should be considered dangerous. His answer was simple. Starting pitching and a dominant bullpen. On Friday night at Yankee Stadium, Yost's diagnosis wa... Read More »

Royals release veteran lefty Chen

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The Royals announced Friday evening that they had officially released veteran left-hander Bruce Chen. Chen, who was in his sixth season with the Royals, was designated for assignment on Aug. 29 after allowing six runs in the 10th inning against the Twi... Read More »

Ibanez, Nix return to the Bronx with Royals

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The Royals made their first trip to Yankee Stadium this season on Friday night, but for Raul Ibanez and Jayson Nix, it also brought back a few memories and an opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces. Read More »

Ibanez, Nix return to the Bronx with Royals

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The Royals made their first trip to Yankee Stadium this season on Friday night, but for Raul Ibanez and Jayson Nix, it also brought back a few memories and an opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces. Read More »

Cain talks exciting October in Chatting Cage

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The Royals and Cameron Lo Cain are both due this October. The former has not been to the postseason since 1985. The latter will be born to expecting parents Lorenzo and Jenny Cain around the middle of that month, near the time when an American League c... Read More »

Brooks, Whitfield among Royals Minor League award winners

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Triple-A Omaha's Aaron Brooks and Whit Merrifield topped the Royals organizational awards, announced on Thursday. Read More »

Upstart Royals off and running in a New York minute

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Sure, Sunday is going to be Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium. But the Royals, who have opened our minds, will look to make their presence known. Read More »

Royals’ three-headed ‘pen monster a terror for foes

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Plaudits from opposing dugouts have become commonplace for a Royals bullpen that features at least three relievers who could conceivably close for just about any team in baseball. Seventh-inning patroller Kelvin Herrera, setup man Wade Davis and closer... Read More »

Gore delivers as advertised

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Terrance Gore was used as a pinch-runner on Wednesday night, stole third base and scored on an error for the final run in a 4-1 victory over the Rangers at Kauffman Stadium, delivering in exactly the manner anticipated when KC added the rookie speedste... Read More »

Gordon powers sweep as KC pads lead

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Alex Gordon pounded a two-run homer to fuel the Royals' 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The win boosted Kansas City's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit. Read More »

Shields, Royals take playoff hunt to the Bronx

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The Royals will play their penultimate series against a non-American League Central opponent in 2014 when they begin a three-game set against the Yankees on Friday in the Bronx. James Shields will get the ball for Kansas City opposite Michael Pineda. Read More »