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Royals force changing of the guard in Central

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The Royals are the team to beat. They're no longer the surprising team with the athletic lineup and powerful bullpen. Until further notice, the conversation should be whether the Tigers can find a way to take them down, not the other way around.

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Shields to start if Royals force Central tiebreaker

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At mid-morning Sunday, manager Ned Yost didn't know which team his Royals would be facing next after the regular-season finale. It might be Detroit, Oakland or Seattle. At that point, no one knew. Yost, relaxing in an office chair in the visitors' club...

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Drama of Game 163 looms in Central races

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With the races in the NL and AL Central divisions going down to the wire in the final weekend of the regular season, it is possible that one or both divisions could be decided by a 163rd game on Monday.

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KC tied for top AL Wild Card, one back in Central

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Loud and raucous as usual, the Royals' celebration of a 7-1 victory over the Indians was behind them and they settled in to watch on television as the Tigers tried to keep their claws on first place.

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Royals, Yanks on opposite ends of playoff-race spectrum

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The playoff races in the American League are dwindling to the final three weeks of the season. At one end of the spectrum, the Royals control their own fate, leading the Central over Detroit. At the other end, the Yankees are watching their chances of ...

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Royals fall in 11th, drop into first-place tie in Central

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The Cleveland Indians ruined the Retro Night party in 11 innings, 3-2, dealing the Royals their fifth loss in their last seven games in front of 35,089 fans at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night.

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Royals stymied by Texas as Central lead drops to 2

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So the Texas Rangers were short of pitching and had to use a spot starter on Sunday and, wouldn't you know, the Kansas City bats were stilled. Scott Baker and his bullpen buddies contrived to cool off the Royals, 3-1, on a sun-drenched, 96-degree after...

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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.

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Vargas blanks A’s as Royals hold Central lead

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Jason Vargas retired the final 23 batters in tossing his first Royals shutout, while Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a 3-0 win over the A's on Wednesday night.

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Royals Minor League report: July 14

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The Storm Chasers enjoyed day one of the PCL All-Star Break. Catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Paulo Orlando and reliever Spencer Patton will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night at Durham. The game will be broadcast on MLB Net...

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