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Willingham’s double helps KC stretch Central lead

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Josh Willingham's bases-clearing double sparked a pivotal five-run fourth that helped the first-place Royals earn a 6-5 win over the Twins in the series opener on Friday night. Read More »

Ventura looking to help Royals in playoff quest

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Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the first-place Royals eye their fourth straight win as they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Saturday at Target Field. Read More »

Guthrie looks to add to success against Twins

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Jeremy Guthrie and the first-place Royals will look to get back on track against Tommy Milone and the Twins on Sunday at Target Field. Read More »

Royals lose challenge on safe call at third base

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Royals manager Ned Yost contended that catcher Salvador Perez's snap throw to Mike Moustakas caught Trevor Plouffe off third base in the fourth inning of Friday night's 6-5 win at Target Field. However, the New York office ruled that umpire Chris Segal... Read More »

Willingham makes his return to Target Field

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Josh Willingham, who was claimed by the Royals on waivers and traded for right-hander Jason Adam on Monday, was back in a familiar place on Friday. But he admitted it was strange heading to the visitor's clubhouse at Target Field. Read More »

Davis grace under pressure in Royals’ bullpen

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Taking over a three-run lead in Friday night's 6-5 win at Minnesota, Royals reliever Wade Davis again coolly pitched around Joe Mauer's one-out double to run his string of consecutive scoreless innings to 19 2/3. Read More »

Hosmer told to rest injured hand for another week

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was disappointed because he'd hoped to start swinging a bat by Friday, but the doctors told him no-go. Hosmer underwent a CT scan and an X-ray on Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center and he was told to co... Read More »

Hall of Fame skipper Cox is pulling for Royals

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Manager Ned Yost and the Royals have a Hall of Fame rooter in the recently inducted manager, Bobby Cox. Yost served on Cox's staff during the 14-year playoff run his Atlanta Braves had. Read More »

Royals-Indians on Aug. 31 moved to evening

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If you were planning to be at Kauffman Stadium for an afternoon game on Sunday, Aug. 31, you'll have to adjust your schedule. The game against Cleveland, originally scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT, has been changed to 7:07 p.m. to accommodate a telecast by ... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 14

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Whit Merrifield was 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs. He has hit safely in eight straight games. Read More »

Hosmer one week away from swinging bat

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Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that while Eric Hosmer's fractured right hand was "healing nicely," he won't resume swinging a bat for another week. Read More »

Royals to distribute postseason tickets information

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With 42 games remaining and the Royals in first place in the American League Central, Kansas City will be distributing information via email to season-ticket holders regarding possible 2014 postseason tickets. Read More »

A’s lose replay challenge in seventh vs. Royals

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A's manager Bob Melvin unsuccessfully challenged a safe call on a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Kansas City. Read More »

Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

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Rob Manfred will be the next Commissioner of Major League Baseball and will succeed Bud Selig in January 2015. Manfred, currently MLB's chief operating officer, was elected unanimously on Thursday, the final day of the quarterly Owners Meetings. Read More »

Duffy leads Royals as Willingham returns to Minnesota

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Ricky Nolasco's first rehab outing went well enough that he'll be the Twins' starter on Friday night in the first of a four-game set against Danny Duffy and the Royals at Target Field. Read More »