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Shields, Royals pay for misplays vs. Twins

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On Tuesday, one night after dominating the Twins, the Royals flipped the script in every aspect: Their starting pitcher (James Shields) put them in an early hole, the hitters couldn't put a dent in the deficit and the bullpen completely fell apart. The... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 1

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Wilmington rolled to an opening win vs. Potomac. Luis Santos earned his first win at this level. He held the Nationals to a run, three hits and a walk while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings. Read More »

Vargas should find Twins to be a welcome sight

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Royals right-hander Jason Vargas may be coming off his shortest outing of the season, but the Twins should prove a welcome sight as he looks to rebound. Minnesota counters with veteran righty Kevin Correia. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 30

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Reigning Texas League Player of the Week Lane Adams doubled twice, extending his hitting streak to seven games (.400, 12-for-30), for the Naturals. Read More »

Numerology: Uni swaps could bring Royals luck

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When the Royals signed Raul Ibanez on Monday, they might have introduced some World Series mojo into the clubhouse, but not for any obvious reasons. Ibanez took No. 18, so first-base coach Rusty Kuntz switched to No. 15, which he wore as a member of th... Read More »

Royals games becoming must-watch events

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According to Nielsen Media Research data, Royals games are among the Kansas City area's favorite television programs. Read More »

Tallies aside, Escobar playing like an All-Star

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You won't find his name on any of the recent ballot updates, but Alcides Escobar has been playing like an All-Star. He improved his season average to .295 on Monday with a four-RBI performance and has hit .374 in his past 27 games. Read More »

Shields out to put shaky June in the rearview mirror

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A pair of opposing starters -- James Shields and Ricky Nolasco -- will look to get back on track when division rivals square off in Minneapolis on Tuesday for the second game of a three-game set. Read More »

Solid efforts from Duffy, Escobar, bullpen carry KC

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Danny Duffy let a gem get away from him on Monday, but the Royals were able to use a parade of relievers to shut down the Twins for a 6-1 series-opening win at Target Field. Read More »

Royals sign veteran hitter Ibanez to big league deal

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The Royals signed free agent outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez to a Major League contract on Monday. In addition, they recalled infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha and designated infielder Pedro Ciriaco and outfielder Justin Maxwell fo... Read More »

Royals need late comeback in All-Star voting

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Though Kansas City has a number of worthy candidates, the latest ballot, released on Monday, revealed no position players listed in the top five (top 15 for outfielders). Voting ends on Thursday. Read More »

Royals trade lefty Joseph to Marlins for cash

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After two brief stints in the Majors, left-handed pitcher Donnie Joseph was sent to the Miami Marlins for cash. Read More »

Ibanez: Royals ‘my favorite opportunity’

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After being released by the Angels on June 21, Raul Ibanez had numerous suitors, but decided that Kansas City is the right place for him to play. Read More »

Adams named Texas League Player of the Week

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Outfielder Lane Adams was named the Player of the Week in the Texas League for the week ending June 29. Read More »

Third outfield spot very tight, catchers close in AL vote

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With fewer than four days remaining in the balloting, the closest All-Star races in the American League are at catcher, where Matt Wieters leads Derek Norris, and in the outfield, where only 12,000 votes separate Yoenis Cespedes and Melky Cabrera for t... Read More »