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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 »

Guthrie, first-place Royals look to pad lead in AL Central

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The Royals receive an opportunity to restart an impressive streak Saturday that was snapped in their last series. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie looks to build off the Royals' recent success, as they enter Saturday 23-6 in their last 29 games and lead... Read More »

Royals get their sizzle back, up lead in AL Central

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The Royals restored their sizzle as a ballclub, snapping back after a loss to knock off the Texas Rangers, 6-3, as 26,991 fans soaked up the Friday evening at Globe Life Park. Billy Butler and Josh Willingham each homered for Kansas City and Yordano Ve... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 21

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

Ventura, first-place Royals roll into series with Rangers

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The last time the Royals were in first place this late in the season was in 2003, though they couldn't hold their lead and make the postseason. As Kansas City tries to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself, Yordano Ventura takes the hill against Co... Read More »