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Adjustment by Butler results in three-hit game

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Billy Butler's first three-hit game of the season on Sunday came after hitting coach Pedro Grifol straightened out a flaw in the designated hitter's swing, according to manager Ned Yost. Read More »

Duffy flirts with perfecto as Royals clip Orioles

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Left-hander Danny Duffy, making just his third start of the season, lost his perfect game bid with two outs in the seventh as the Royals earned a 1-0 win over the Orioles. Read More »

Duffy’s perfecto bid vs. O’s ends with hit in 7th

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, making just his third start of the season, lost his perfect game bid with two outs in the seventh against the Orioles on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals’ offense key near one-quarter mark

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The Royals are just about at the quarter pole of their 162-game trek through the season. The 2-1 loss to the Orioles on Thursday night was their 40th game. So manager Ned Yost was asked for his assessment of his team: "We need to hit better. That's it." Read More »

Lough reflects on breakthrough season in KC

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Orioles left fielder David Lough returned to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, spawning memories of some happy days in 2013. Read More »

Crow staying stingy against opposing hitters

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Royals reliever Aaron Crow had not allowed an earned run since last September and sported an ERA of 0.00 through 16 innings this season entering Wednesday's series finale. Read More »

Royals need Moustakas to snap out of funk

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The Royals were ready for a breakout season from Mike Moustakas. So was he. Six weeks into the season, the wait continues. And the questions loom about how to get the third baseman going in 2014. Read More »

Young and Mariners proving a perfect match

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It's too early in the season to say that the Mariners and Chris Young lived happily ever after. Nobody, however, is complaining about the relationship. Read More »

Hosmer shows early improvement over last season

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Eric Hosmer is off to a better start this season. After 35 games, he has nine more doubles and seven more RBIs than last year and his average has increased from .256 to .326. Read More »

Infante’s back keeps him out of finale lineup

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Omar Infante never got loose enough for batting practice and couldn't go against the Padres. Instead, Danny Valencia got his second start at second base this season for the Royals in Thursday's series finale. Read More »

Infante’s back keeps him out of finale lineup

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Omar Infante never got loose enough for batting practice and couldn't go against the Padres. Instead, Danny Valencia got his second start at second base this season for the Royals in Wednesday's series finale. Read More »

Brooks returns for second tour with Royals

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Right-hander Aaron Brooks was back on Friday for his second stay with the Royals this season when left-hander Bruce Chen was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Previously, Brooks was called up from Triple-A Omaha on April 5 and stayed five days withou... Read More »

Royals taking patient approach with Zimmer

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Royals right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and the No. 23-ranked prospect on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list, has yet to work an inning in the Minor Leagues this season and might not until June. He didn't... Read More »

Dozier belts first homer in Wilmington’s loss

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Third baseman Hunter Dozier, the Royals' No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com, hit his first home run of the season in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 6-3 loss at Carolina on Thursday. Read More »

Yost attributes cold hitting to weather woes

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Chilly weather has been the norm for much of the Royals' first month of the season and manager Ned Yost believes that it's partially to blame for his club's often cold hitting. Read More »