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Cueto aims for encore performance against Halos

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The Angels will get a close look at the Royals' new ace on Saturday, when Johnny Cueto starts opposite Matt Shoemaker in the third game of the series at Kauffman Stadium.

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Switch to first set Sweeney’s path with Royals

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Mike Sweeney began 1999 as the primary designated hitter for the Royals, and he was thriving, hitting .331 with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 34 games when regular first baseman Jeff King decided to retire in late May. King's replacement was ready: Befor...

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Royals flattened by Halos’ late rally in opener

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C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun each ripped two-run doubles in a four-run explosion in the ninth off Royals closer Greg Holland as the Angels rallied for a stunning 7-6 win on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals’ streak with lead into 8th ends at 111

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When the Royals coughed up a two-run lead en route to a 7-4 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night, there certainly was a sense of shock inside the postgame clubhouse.

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Yost takes blame for Volquez’s lengthy 8th

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The Royals rarely cough up late-inning leads, so their 7-4 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night was puzzling and frustrating, especially to manager Ned Yost.

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Royals’ streak halted at 5 with loss to Tigers

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The Tigers capitalized on a series of seeing-eye hits and defensive misplays to score four runs in the eighth inning and rally for a 7-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, snapping Kansas City's five-game win streak.

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Guthrie, Royals set to welcome Angels for four games

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Having struggled of late on the road, the Angels don't get much relief when they face the American League's top team during a four-game series in Kansas City starting Thursday night. The Royals lead the AL in home wins this season.

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Triple shy of cycle, Cain settles for four-hit game

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Make no mistake: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain wanted the cycle. Cain already had a double, a single and a home run in the Royals' eventual 6-1 win over Detroit on Tuesday. He came up in the eighth needing a triple.

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Volquez, Royals go for sweep of Tigers

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Edinson Volquez gets the ball for the Royals in Wednesday night's series finale against Detroit's Daniel Norris as Kansas City goes for a sweep.

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Cain leads Royals to series win over Tigers

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Right-hander Yordano Ventura tossed six scoreless innings and Lorenzo Cain nearly hit for the cycle, coming up just a triple short, as the Royals rolled by the Tigers, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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