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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 »

Quiet but effective, Infante fitting in with Royals

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Omar Infante, who has a .333 average with runners in scoring position, has helped take up the slack early in the season. His 17 RBIs lead the Royals, and his style of play fits well with the club. Read More »

On a roll to start season, Vargas starts opener vs. Jays

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Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan could be pitching for his job when he takes the mound Tuesday night in Kansas City. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who will get the call for the Royals, has gone at least seven innings in all but one of his five starts. Read More »

Valencia spells Moose at hot corner vs. O’s

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Danny Valencia got this third start this season as the Royals' third baseman in place of Mike Moustakas on Saturday night. The reason was the Orioles started left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Read More »

Yost recalls hitless season in high school

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Royals manager Ned Yost, doing a little reminiscing, recalled how slow his baseball career was to take off. Read More »

Aoki on fire at Kauffman Stadium

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Early season statistics can produce some oddities.Take right fielder Nori Aoki's home and away averages as the Royals headed into Sunday's game against the Twins. Aoki was hitting a rousing .448 (13-for-29) in seven games at Kauffman Stadium, as oppose... Read More »

Butler feeling positive vibes after multi-hit day

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After a worrisome and completely uncharacteristic period early in the season, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is showing positive signs of regaining his old flair at the plate -- collecting two hits in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins. Read More »

Moustakas’ first homer of season wins it in 11th

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Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Ma... Read More »

Guthrie set to face Astros, seeking third win

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The Royals and Astros are near the bottom of most offensive categories this season, as Jeremy Guthrie and Dallas Keuchel prepare to tango for the second round of a three-game set on Wednesday in Minute Maid Park. Read More »