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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 »

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 »