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Royals to make a run at a playoff berth in second half

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The Royals are in better shape this year compared to a season ago, as they entered the All-Star break two games over the .500 mark and 6 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. If that sounds too daunting, consider that they're just... Read More »

Royals hope to regain momentum behind Duffy

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The Royals will send Danny Duffy to the mound on Friday to try to regain some momentum after Thursday's tough loss. Anibal Sanchez will pitch for the Tigers, trying to bounce back from his worst outing of the season his last time out. Read More »

Duffy faces Kluber, Tribe to follow outstanding June

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Danny Duffy credits Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the success this season, and the battery aims to continue that in July as Kansas City takes on Corey Kluber and Cleveland in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Vargas pins Twins in Royals’ rubber-game win

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Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings for his second win over the Twins this season as the Royals rolled to a 4-0 victory in the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. Read More »

Vargas should find Twins to be a welcome sight

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Royals right-hander Jason Vargas may be coming off his shortest outing of the season, but the Twins should prove a welcome sight as he looks to rebound. Minnesota counters with veteran righty Kevin Correia. Read More »

Tallies aside, Escobar playing like an All-Star

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You won't find his name on any of the recent ballot updates, but Alcides Escobar has been playing like an All-Star. He improved his season average to .295 on Monday with a four-RBI performance and has hit .374 in his past 27 games. Read More »

Fans can give Royals boost in All-Star voting

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Whether he's in center field or right, Lorenzo Cain has given the Royals All-Star-like performances all season. No Royals have been able to crack the leaders' ranks in the balloting and time is running out. Read More »

High expectations clear in Yost’s evaluation

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With the season's halfway point approaching, Royals manager Ned Yost was asked before Wednesday night's game if his club had responded as well as expected in the first half. The answer? Not quite. Read More »

Gordon returns to KC lineup after brief illness

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One day after missing his first game of the season because of flu, left fielder Alex Gordon was back in the Royals' lineup on Friday night against the Mariners. Read More »

After 70 games, first place a rare spot for Royals

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How rare is it for the Royals to be in first place at this stage of a season? You have to go back to Aug. 19, 2003, to find the last time they had sole possession of first place after 70 or more games. Read More »

Yost ejected for arguing run-scoring balk

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It didn't take long on Sunday for Royals manager Ned Yost to pick up his third ejection of the season. Yost was tossed in the bottom of the first inning by home-plate umpire Paul Emmel after he was set off by a balk call on James Shields. Read More »

Fathers spend time with sons on Royals’ road trip

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For the second straight season, the Royals invited the players' fathers along for the team's road trip that coincides with Father's Day. Read More »

Pitching, defense kept Royals afloat

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While the Royals worked through a mediocre-to-below average first eight weeks of the season, it could have been much worse if not for some of the best pitching and defense in the game. Read More »

Guthrie eyeing first win since April in opener vs. White Sox

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Jeremy Guthrie could use a victory when he faces the White Sox on Friday night. After all, he's been without one in his last 11 starts since winning his first two games of the season. Chicago will turn to left-hander Jose Quintana in the series opener. Read More »

Royals deal Marks back to A’s for cash

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Left-hander Justin Marks made his Major League debut with Kansas City this season, but that will be it for him with the Royals. Marks was dealt to the Oakland Athletics on Friday for cash. Oddly enough, he started his pro career with the A's after they... Read More »