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Escobar pounces quickly, providing spark for Royals

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Before some fans at AT&T Park had even finished taking their seat, Alcides Escobar hammered the first pitch of the game from Tim Hudson for a double. He scored later in the inning on a groundout to give the Royals a lead they'd never surrender in their 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. Read More »

Royals seize control of Series, edge Giants in Game 3

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Kansas City took charge of this World Series on Friday, but the Royals were exhibiting no exaggerated claims of confidence or undo displays of bravado after their 3-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 at AT&T Park. The Royals, though, might be in b... Read More »

Royals’ bullpen trio in lockdown mode

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Manager Ned Yost is supremely confident that if he can hand a lead or a tie game to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, that the Royals will prevail. Read More »

Aoki’s wall-hugging catch gets Royals out of jam

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Twice in the late innings of Thursday's American League Division Series Game 1, the Angels looked poised to take a lead with a two-out, extra-base hit to right field. Twice, Kansas City's Nori Aoki jogged off the field, ball in glove, with the scoreboa... Read More »

Royals miss chance for sweep, Wild Card lead

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Billy Butler drove in three runs as his two-run double in the fifth erased an early deficit, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in the Royals' 6-4 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night. Read More »

Royals’ miscues thwart chance to extend lead

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Liam Hendriks went just 2 1/3 innings and the defense made three errors as the Royals missed a chance to extend their AL Central lead with a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday night. Read More »

Guthrie roughed up as Royals drop opener in Detroit

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Jeremy Guthrie allowed six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings and a rally came up short as the Royals saw their lead in the AL Central cut to one game after Monday's 9-5 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park. Read More »

Royals look to win fifth straight, pad Central lead behind Duffy

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While Kansas City looks to build its lead in the American League Central in the middle game in the Bronx on Saturday, the Yankees are running out of time to move up in the standings. The Royals' Danny Duffy squares off with New York's Brandon McCarthy. Read More »

Gordon powers sweep as KC pads lead

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Alex Gordon pounded a two-run homer to fuel the Royals' 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The win boosted Kansas City's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit. Read More »

Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

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After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degre... Read More »

Royals’ division lead shrinks with loss to Tribe

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Jason Vargas' throwing error keyed a pivotal three-run third inning as the Royals' lead in the AL Central dipped to a half-game with a 6-1 loss to the Indians on Friday night . Read More »

Royals’ division lead dips with extra-inning loss

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Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night. Read More »

Hendriks looking to be spot on against Twins

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Liam Hendriks and the Royals will look to stretch their lead in the American League Central when they battle Phil Hughes and the Twins on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Guthrie tosses gem as Royals add to lead in AL Central

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Road trip. Sounds like fun. And, on this particular occasion, that's what it has been for the Royals who continued their journey with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. That gave the Kansas City tourists a 6-2 record on their trip ... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 22

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The Storm Chasers dropped a second straight at Tacoma, cutting their division lead to one game. Read More »