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  • Angels can go only as far as starting pitchers take them

    Superb starting pitching can carry a team to a World Series title, as the Chicago White Sox showed in 2005, when Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia combined for a 9-1 record and a 2.84 earned-run average, four complete games and...
  • Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland

    Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland
    By David Smale, The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
  • Royals move into first place in AL Central

    Royals move into first place in AL Central
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500. How things have changed...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...
  • Tigers win, pull even with Royals in AL Central

    DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez and Rajai Davis hit home runs and Max Scherzer held the Kansas City Royals to one run in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday night in a 4-2 Detroit Tigers victory. The win was enough to pull the Tigers into a first-place tie with the Royals...
  • Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees

    Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees
    James Shields pitched into the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.  Shields (13-7) was pulled for Wade Davis after giving up a single to Derek Jeter with...
  • Royals put dent in Chris Sale's Cy Young hopes

     Royals put dent in Chris Sale's Cy Young hopes
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the White Sox were trying ineffectively to ruin the Royals' race for a playoff spot Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, their foe turned the tables, putting a damper on one of the only pursuits the Sox have left this...
  • Wednesday's recap: Royals 6, White Sox 2

     Wednesday's recap: Royals 6, White Sox 2
    The summary White Sox left-hander Chris Sale lost for the first time in 10 road starts, giving up five earned runs on the way to a 6-2 loss to the Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. At the plate Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer in...
  • Buchholz, Red Sox Beat Royals

    Buchholz, Red Sox Beat Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Clay Buchholz pitched effectively into the eighth inning and DHDavid Ortiz drove in his 99th run as the Boston Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The loss...
  • Red Sox Knock Royals Out Of First Place

    Red Sox Knock Royals Out Of First Place
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Second baseman Jemile Weeks doubled twice and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night, knocking the Royals out of first place in the American League Central. The Royals' loss, coupled with...
  • McCarthy Pitches Yankees Past Royals

    McCarthy Pitches Yankees Past Royals
    Brandon McCarthy turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to get himself back on track and lead the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.  After being tagged for nine runs while dropping his previous two starts, McCarthy (6-4) yielded just...