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  • Gibson pitches Twins past Royals in Sano's debut

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Miguel Sano is honest about his weakness. He knows what the scouts all say: Breaking pitches give him fits. And they're right. "Yeah, they're trouble," Sano said before his first major league game. "But I try to compete with the pitcher....
  • Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 victory

    HOUSTON Jose Altuve stretched his left hand toward the plate and Salvador Perez stretched his left arm toward his childhood friend. They grew up playing together on youth teams in Venezuela. Now, at the game's highest level, a matter of inches and...
  • Keuchel dominates again to help Astros shut out Royals 4-0

    Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous...
  • 5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting ends Thursday

    Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead. Major League Baseball released the results Monday,...
  • Royals' win streak halted at 4 in 6-1 loss to Astros

    HOUSTON The smoke cleared with each misplaced pitch in the third inning. The mirrors shattered in the wake of the hits unleashed in the third. The Astros exercised patience against Royals starter Joe Blanton, capitalized on mistakes and ejected him from a...
  • Five Royals left as starters in All-Star Game voting

    And then there were five. The final update of American League votes for next month's All-Star Game was released on Monday, and there are just five Royals in line to start. That, of course, is down from eight starters a mere two weeks ago when baseball...
  • A's cap sweep of Rangers with 6-3 victory

    ARLINGTON, Texas The A's are playing good baseball right now and on Thursday completed a three-game road sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 victory. It's Oakland's season-high fifth straight win and it clinched its first winning month since last July'...
  • Royals beat A's, 3-2, improve to season-best 15 games over .500

    OAKLAND, Calif. An aggressive double steal a callback to the hard-charging approach of 2014 allowed the Royals to capture a 3-2 victory over Oakland push their record to a season's best 15 games over .500. The aggression occurred in the sixth inning,...
  • Royals down to seven players in All-Star voting lead as Miguel Cabrera passes Eric Hosmer

    The Royals' American League All-Star voting rush lost a little steam with Monday's release of the ballot totals. The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera resumed the lead at first base over Eric Hosmer. Cabrera led after the June 2 vote totals, but Hosmer had passed...
  • M's blank Royals, 7-0

    SEATTLE The adrenaline and the emotions were running high early on for Mike Montgomery. His pitches were up, too. The Kansas City Royals took advantage of his erratic energy, loading the bases with no outs in the top of the first inning. Montgomery,...
  • Duffy delivers encouraging outing as Royals beat Mariners, 8-2

    SEATTLE Danny Duffy saw a figure in blue striding toward him and knew his day was done. He resided one out shy of the necessary qualifications for his first win since April 30, but the health of his shoulder and the necessity for a victory trumped...