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Ventura’s puzzling struggles continue for KC

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With the Royals' rotation unsettled, and at least one starter needing to be replaced to make room for Jason Vargas' return, this wasn't the time for Yordano Ventura to toss in another clunker. But that's just what Ventura did in a 10-7 loss to the Pira...

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Medlen activated, makes Royals debut

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The Royals reinstated right-hander Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list on Monday and optioned right-hander Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha.

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Vargas slated to return to face Cole, Pirates

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Gerrit Cole looks to extend his Major League-leading win total to 14 Tuesday night when the Pirates' righty takes on the Royals at 7:10 p.m. CT in the middle game of an Interleague series pitting two of the top teams in the bigs.

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Royals can’t finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

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Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs as the Pirates held off late Royals comeback attempts for a 10-7 win on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Rios’ swipe can help fans steal a home

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Thanks to the efforts of Alex Rios, one lucky baseball fan could be in line for some financial relief this month. In the fourth inning of the Royals' game against the Pirates on Monday night, Rios caught the Bucs by surprise, stealing home for his club...

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Cain, Keuchel named AL Co-Players of Week

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Two players -- Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel -- were selected as the American League Player of the Week on Monday. Cain was chosen after batting .412 last week, and Keuchel was selected for a 13-strikeout perfor...

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Duffy’s clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

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Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest after playing more than 30 innings of baseball in the last two days. He threw a career high eight-plus innings, allowing one run in...

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Backed by hot bats, Duffy silences White Sox

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Danny Duffy gave up one run over eight-plus innings and the Royals finished off three wins in four games this weekend against the White Sox with a 4-1 victory at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday.

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Ventura, Royals welcome Burnett, Pirates to KC

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Something will have to give in Kansas City, where the series opener Monday night between the Royals and the Pirates will feature two of the best teams in recent Interleague play. A.J. Burnett, looking to continue the standout season that has earned him...

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Pino recalled as Medlen, Vargas near return

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The Royals' pitching depth only becomes deeper as Kris Medlen and Jason Vargas are set to return from injury after the weekend. Kansas City already made one bullpen move Sunday, recalling Yohan Pino while optioning Brandon Finnegan to Triple-A Omaha.

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