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Guthrie, Royals look to keep advantage in AL Central

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Derek Holland makes his season debut for the Rangers on Tuesday night in Kansas City after missing the first five months recovering from knee surgery. Jeremy Guthrie starts for the Royals. Read More »

Royals to pay tribute to Jeter on Monday night

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The Royals, because of a rainout, will hold a delayed tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for his distinguished playing career which ends this season. 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 »

KC’s acquisitions bring veteran clubhouse presence

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The Royals' four acquisitions during this season all share a pair of characteristics that made them enticing for Kansas City: experience and compatibility. Read More »

Royals win sixth straight as Shields tosses gem

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James Shields pitched the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night, giving up just four hits in his first complete game and shutout of the season. The Royals' sixth straight victory pulled them to within 1 1/2 games of fi... Read More »

Mercurial Royals back on the upswing

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We Kansas City Royals bandwagon passengers have endured a rugged ride this season. Every time you start to expect big things from the Royals, they run into heavy traffic. Every time it appears safe to count them out, they go on cruise control in the op... 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 »

Like Chapman, Herrera can bring the heat

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When it comes to the fastest pitches thrown this season, Kelvin Herrera is in elite and rarefied company. No one -- hitters or pitchers -- can touch what Reds closer Aroldis Chapman can do on the radar gun, particularly this year. But if anyone comes c... Read More »

Yost: ‘Big couple of weeks’ for Royals’ playoff hunt

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The Royals might be in the thick of the playoff hunt with the stretch run of the regular season approaching, but manager Ned Yost said he hasn't been doing any scoreboard watching lately. Read More »

Davis allows first extra-base hit of season

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It took four full months, but Royals reliever Wade Davis finally allowed an extra-base hit on Thursday night against the Twins. 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 »

Perez shows off pickoff move vs. Twins

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Catcher Salvador Perez caught the Twins' Eduardo Nunez venturing too far off first base in the third inning, notching his fourth pickoff this season. His 13 career pickoffs rank first in team history and sixth among active catchers. Read More »

Royals seeking improvement in one-run games

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The Royals fell to 12-21 in one-run games with a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The struggles in one-run games come a year after Kansas City led the American League with 31 one-run victories. Its 21 one-run losses this season lead the AL. Read More »

Rally falls short as Twins keep Royals’ number

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Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night... Read More »

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 »