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Mercurial Royals back on the upswing

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We Kansas City Royals bandwagon passengers have endured a rugged ride this season. Every time you start to expect big things from the Royals, they run into heavy traffic. Every time it appears safe to count them out, they go on cruise control in the op... Read More »

Royals turn to Vargas against Bumgarner, Giants

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For just the 10th time overall and the first time since 2008, the Giants and Royals will go head to head on Friday as the second-place squads begin a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. Madison Bumgarner, who blanked the Mets on two hits in his last st... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half. Read More »

D-backs lose replay challenge in ninth vs. Royals

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D-backs manager Kirk Gibson lost a replay challenge in the top of the ninth inning against the Royals on Thursday night. Read More »

Royals take sweep to keep up standings ascent

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By completing a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Thursday night, Kansas City surged to within 2 1/2 games of the American League Central lead and took over the second Wild Card position in the standings. Read More »

Hosmer remains out with fracture in right hand

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It's been a week since first baseman Eric Hosmer was last in the Royals' lineup. He's out with a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the result of being hit by a pitch on July 20 by Jon Lester, then with Boston. Read More »

Royals now second-oldest team in Major Leagues

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Forget that image of the Royals as a fuzzy-cheeked band of youngsters, just trying to make their way in the adult baseball world. In fact, according to STATS.com, the Royals are now the second-oldest team in Major League Baseball at an average of 30 ye... Read More »

Herrera emerging as dependable late-game weapon

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Wade Davis has proven himself as one of the most effective eighth-inning pitchers in the Major Leagues. Closer Greg Holland leads the American League in saves. Now another right-hander, Kelvin Herrera, is establishing himself as a master of the seventh... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 6

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Brandon Downes hit his first professional homer for Idaho Falls, a solo shot in the sixth. He was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in June. Read More »

Overturned call looms large in Royals-D-backs game

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The Royals have had a good record when issuing challenges in this first year of the new instant replay system. They stand 18-10. But on Wednesday night, for the first time, their successful challenge gave them the deciding run in a game. Read More »

Guthrie looking to close out sweep of D-backs

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Jeremy Guthrie will try to keep the Royals hot streak going as they try to close out a sweep of the D-backs on Thursday night. Vidal Nuno will try to end the series on a high note for Arizona. Read More »

Moose, Ventura lead Royals to series victory

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Make it five straight series victories for Kansas City. With Mike Moustakas driving in all four runs, the Royals clinched their Interleague series over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-3 decision on Wednesday night at Chase Field. That gave KC wins in... Read More »

Butler picking perfect time to heat up

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This can't be just a coincidence. Since the Royals went on their hot streak, Billy Butler's bat has come to life. The team's 10-3 stretch going into Wednesday night's game against Arizona was accompanied by Butler's .349 (15-for-43) hitting after he'd ... Read More »

With big lead, Royals play it safe with Duffy

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Left-hander Danny Duffy was limited to five innings in his victorious start on Tuesday night, pulled after the Royals were up 11-1 on the D-backs. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 5

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The Storm Chasers lost a matinee finale, finishing 2-2 vs. Iowa. Read More »