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Royals rolling since holding team meeting

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A players-only team meeting the Royals held after a loss at Chicago seems to have helped turn losers into winners. At the time of that conclave, the Royals had lost seven out of eight games. After that, they rolled off 13 wins in 16 games plus a five-g... Read More »

Gordon gets Heart and Hustle Award from McRae

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Alex Gordon received the Royals' Heart and Hustle Award prior to Friday night's game, presented by former Royals outfielder Brian McRae and given by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. 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 »

Royals Minor League Report: July 30

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The Naturals evened a road set at a game apiece. Arkansas native Ferguson held the Travelers to a run, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Orlando Calixte put the Naturals on top with a two-run single in the third. He added... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 29

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The Naturals evened a road set at a game apiece. Arkansas native Ferguson held the Travelers to a run, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Orlando Calixte put the Naturals on top with a two-run single in the third. He added... Read More »

Vargas could be ready to start Saturday in Oakland

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It now appears that left-hander Jason Vargas might -- repeat, might -- start Saturday's game for the Royals at Oakland. Vargas, out since July 9 because of an appendectomy, threw the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game on Tuesday at Kauffman... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 29

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The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among R... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 28

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The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among R... Read More »

Vargas nearing his return to Royals’ rotation

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium and will do the same on Thursday, upping the number of pitches he'll throw to the 60 range. Read More »

Bruised hand keeps Hosmer from starting lineup

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Eric Hosmer knows the significance of every game at the current juncture of the Royals' season, and for him, that's the most frustrating part of missing Thursday's series opener against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium due to his injured right hand. Read More »

Butler starts on bench, but fills in late

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Rarely has Billy Butler been out of the Royals' starting lineup, especially against a left-handed pitcher, but that was the case on Wednesday. Butler began the game on the bench, but came in to pinch-hit in the eighth. Read More »

Chen, Royals aiming to end skid vs. White Sox

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Scott Carroll and the White Sox will look to stay tough on Bruce Chen and the Royals on Tuesday night in the middle game at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

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Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-fi... Read More »

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... Read More »

Right on Target: Stars align at Twins’ home park

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It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thi... Read More »