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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 »

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 »

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 »

Royals’ offense on a boom or bust campaign

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Lack of plate discipline and the inability to hit for power have become all too common for a Kansas City offense this season. There's no main culprit in the Royals' lineup, as every starter, with the exception of Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas, sees fe... Read More »

Shields, big inning by bats lead Royals past A’s

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James Shields one-upped his rotation mates on Sunday at o.Co Coliseum. The veteran right-hander tossed five perfect innings to begin his masterful start against the A's, helping Kansas City claim a 4-2 series-clinching win. Read More »

Duffy looks to deal Royals win in Arizona opener

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The D-backs and Royals meet Tuesday for the start of a three-game series with Kansas City on a roll of late. Danny Duffy leads the Royals, while Arizona counters with Wade Miley. Read More »

Defense faulty as Vargas unravels in costly frame

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What started as a perfect afternoon for Jason Vargas ended in disaster. Despite retiring the first dozen A's he faced, the Kansas City southpaw was tattooed in the eight-run fifth inning of Oakland's 8-3 victory on Saturday. Read More »

Royals blank A’s as Ibanez’s homer provides offense

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Raul Ibanez hit a fifth-inning solo shot against Oakland starter Sonny Gray to lead Kansas City to a 1-0 victory in the series opener. Jeremy Guthrie retired the first nine batters he faced and finished six shutout innings. Read More »

Escobar’s triple boosts Ventura to victory

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Any trouble for Yordano Ventura stopped after he allowed a leadoff homer, as the Royals rookie bounced back and manhandled the Twins in Kansas City's 6-3 win Thursday. Alcides Escobar headlined a tiebreaking seventh inning with a game-winning, two-run ... Read More »

Escobar’s triple boosts Ventura to victory

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Any trouble for Yordano Ventura stopped after he allowed a leadoff homer, as the Royals rookie bounced back and manhandled the Twins in Kansas City's 6-3 win Thursday. Alcides Escobar headlined a tiebreaking seventh inning with a game-winning, two-run ... Read More »

Vargas to rejoin rotation Saturday vs. Oakland

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Jason Vargas will return to the mound Saturday for the Royals after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. Kansas City manager Ned Yost announced Thursday that Vargas will start Game Two of a three-game set in Oakland that begins Friday. Read More »

Southpaw Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

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John Lamb's reclamation project continued Wednesday night, as the Royals farmhand impressed again at Triple-A Omaha. Lamb, Kansas City's fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, threw seven shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 this se... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 12

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Christian Colon, the Royals' No. 14 prospect, was 2-for-2 with a walk in his first game for Triple-A Omaha since being optioned from Kansas City. Read More »

Royals come up short after Guthrie’s early exit

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Jeremy Guthrie was roughed up for six runs over four-plus innings on Saturday night at Progressive Field as Kansas City fell to Cleveland, 7-3. Read More »

Colon, Mortensen win June Minor League honors

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Christian Colon, now with the parent Kansas City club, was named Triple-A Omaha's Player of the Month for June, and right-hander Clayton Mortensen was named Pitcher of the Month. Read More »