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Derby to feature bracketed play as part of new format

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Major League Baseball on Monday announced a new format for the Derby, featuring a new 10-player format that calls for seven outs per round and bracketed play after the first round. Read More »

Royals get close call at first overturned vs. Tigers

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Kansas City manager Ned Yost challenged a call on a close play at first base, extending Tigers starter Max Scherzer's already lengthy second inning. Read More »

Royals win challenge on force play that leads to run

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With Yost having been ejected in the first inning, bench coach Don Wakamatsu challenged a call at second base that preceded Jarrod Dyson's RBI single. Read More »

Alcides in lineup despite ailing calf

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Alcides Escobar showed fairly quickly on Saturday that his left calf wasn't bothering him, at least not enough to affect his play. The shortstop extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games with a second-inning single in Saturday's 9-1 win ove... Read More »

Cards lose challenge, then benefit from umps’ look

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny lost a fifth-inning challenge Thursday, when umpires ruled the play would stand after a review. Umpire CB Bucknor's initial call was that Yadier Molina was out at second while trying for a double. Read More »

Yost wins challenge on tag play at first base

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The Cardinals' Oscar Taveras was ruled safe when third baseman Mike Moustakas' throw pulled first baseman Eric Hosmer off the bag. Royals manager Ned Yost challenged and the call was overturned. Read More »

Butler moves to pinch role for two-game set

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Eric Hosmer will play first base and Billy Butler will be a pinch-hitter off the bench in the two-game Interleague series at Busch Stadium. The Royals lose the designated hitter in National League cities when the pitcher bats. Read More »

Valencia plans on returning for series in Toronto

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Royals third baseman Danny Valencia, who has been sidelined since Saturday with a left hand sprain, is confident he'll be ready to play in the upcoming four-game series at Toronto. "Absolutely," Valencia said. "No doubt about it." Read More »

Yost takes opportunity to give Perez breather

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When you have a catcher of Salvador Perez's caliber, there's a temptation to want to play him every day. But Royals manager Ned Yost is resisting that urge, knowing that he's going to need a relatively fresh Perez over the course of a long season. That... Read More »

Infante begins rehab at Omaha

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Royals second baseman Omar Infante began a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Infante would DH on Friday and play in the field Saturday. Read More »

Royals to play charity golf tourney on off-day

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The Royals' open date on Monday will be filled by the seventh annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament at the National Golf Club in Parkville, Mo. Among the eight or 10 players expected to play is pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Read More »

Royals win challenge on close play at second

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The Royals won a challenge in the seventh inning Saturday night, after umpire Laz Diaz called Robinson Cano safe but Ned Yost issued a challenge and the ruling was overturned. Read More »

Force play overturned on McClendon challenge

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Umpires overturned a call on a force play at second base in the first inning of Friday night's game between the Mariners and Royals at Safeco Field. Read More »

Giavotella called up to fill in for ailing Infante

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Regular second baseman Omar Infante, out with an aching back, wasn't expected to play before next Tuesday so Johnny Giavotella was summoned from Triple-A. Read More »

Salvy says he’s fine despite bruised left shin

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Catcher Salvador Perez left Friday night's game with his shin barking, but he insisted that he'll play on Saturday night against the Tigers. Perez's left shin was bruised when he fouled off a pitch in the seventh inning against Rick Porcello. Read More »