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Easy as 1-2-3 for Royals’ bullpen

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If there was a pivotal inning in the Royals' 7-6 win over the White Sox on Saturday night, it likely was the seventh, when reliever Ryan Madson came aboard to restore order after the White Sox had trimmed a four-run deficit to a single run.

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Salvy looks to opposite field for big hits

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The way Royals manager Ned Yost sees it, there's probably not much value in trying to figure out Salvador Perez at the plate. So while it may be encouraging to note that Perez twice went to the opposite field to drive in runs in the Royals' 7-6 win ove...

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Royals rattle Samardzija, survive slugfest

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Salvador Perez and Kendrys Morales each drove in two runs and the Royals survived another shaky outing from starter Jeremy Guthrie in a 7-6 victory over the White Sox in front of 39,302 fans at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night.

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Duffy attempts to close out sweep of White Sox

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When he last faced the White Sox on July 19, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy accomplished one of his major goals: work deep into the game and take some pressure off the bullpen.

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Rehabbing Gordon takes first on-field BP

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, on the disabled list because of a strained left groin, took batting practice on the field before Saturday's game, the first time he has done that since the injury on July 8.

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Volquez takes joy in vanquishing friend

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Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez loves competing against his old friend, White Sox lefty John Danks. The two became close friends in the Texas Rangers system and were roommates for three years in the Minors.

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Cain finds home to his liking after tough trip

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Like several of the Royals, the offensive numbers just weren't there for Lorenzo Cain on the recent 10-game road trip. Cain went just 8-for-35. So there was nothing sweeter for Cain than coming home to Kauffman Stadium and ripping a double and a triple...

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Royals hold off White Sox in series opener

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Right-hander Edinson Volquez gave up just four hits and one run over seven innings, and Lorenzo Cain doubled, tripled and drove in the go-ahead run as the Royals held off the White Sox, 3-2, on Friday night in front of 36,211 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

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Guthrie eyes bounceback against White Sox

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White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija doesn't want a replay of Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium when he squares off against Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday.

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Ventura can’t adjust as Tigers make him pay

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura had won three of his past four starts since coming off the disabled list in early July, but that success was largely due to above-average run support rather than solid performances.

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Volquez gets yet another shot at White Sox

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The Royals and White Sox have seen each other for three different series -- 10 games -- this season, and starters Edinson Volquez and John Danks have pitched in three of those contests. And now for the fourth time, Volquez and Danks will face off again...

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Royals’ late rally isn’t enough to tame Tigers

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The Tigers took a series from the American League Central-rival Royals in an unlikely battle of the bullpens. Ian Kinsler's two-run homer in the ninth off Ryan Madson gave Detroit an 8-6 walk-off win in the rubber game on Thursday afternoon at Comerica...

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Wild life: Squirrel interrupts Royals-Tigers tilt

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Comerica Park, better known for summer invasions from birds, received an on-field visit from a black squirrel during the eighth innng on Thursday in the Tigers' eventual 8-6 walk-off win over the Royals.

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