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  • Perez exits with knee pain, backup Kratz homers twice in Royals' 6-1 win over Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS The sequence confirmed the blessed fortune shining on the Royals, even as the events hinted at the organization's darkest fear. In the seventh inning of a 6-1 victory over Minnesota, Salvador Perez stood inside the dugout with his shirt...
  • Kratz belts two homers to lead Royals past Twins

    Kratz belts two homers to lead Royals past Twins MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz's first two-homer game in the big leagues was certainly unexpected. It ended up being crucial. Kratz, who didn't enter the game until the seventh...
  • Butler thriving since taking over at first base

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler had seemingly settled into a nice career as a DH with the Royals. That is, until late July, when first baseman...
  • Preview: Royals at Rockies

    The red-hot Kansas City Royals vie for their ninth straight series victory when they visit the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in the finale of their two-game series. Kansas City on Tuesday maintained its two-game lead over Detroit in the American League...
  • Preview: Indians at Twins

    The Cleveland Indians are hanging around in the American League wild-card race thanks in part to a run of four straight series without a loss. The Indians will attempt to wrap up a three-game sweep when they visit the Minnesota Twins in the series...
  • Preview: Tigers at Rays

    Only three weeks after a blockbuster trade that sent him out of Tampa Bay, David Price returns to face his former team when the Detroit Tigers visit the Rays for the finale of a three-game series Wednesday afternoon. "Pitching against friends, it's always...
  • Beautiful mind a key part of Corey Kluber's success with Indians

    It was just minutes after Saturday's game in Yankee Stadium when Corey Kluber almost instantly recalled the pitches he used to strike out the side in the sixth inning after the first two batters had scratched out infield singles. "Beltran and Drew both...
  • Recap: Indians 3, Diamondbacks 2 (1st)

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Indians 3, Diamondbacks 2 (1st) Indians 3, Diamondbacks 2 (1st): Zach Walters homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as Cleveland prevailed in the first game of a doubleheader. Walters, who was acquired from...
  • Game roundup: Stanton, Marlins clip Cards

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: First version: will be updated with additional games Game roundup: Stanton, Marlins clip Cards MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, drove in three runs and made an impressive catch to lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-...
  • Preview: Athletics at Royals

    The Oakland Athletics may own the best record in the majors, but the Kansas City Royals have won 17 of their last 21 - including four of the six meetings this season. The Royals look to continue their quest for their first postseason appearance since 1985...
  • Royals reclaim first place in AL Central with 3-2 victory over Athletics

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The first curveball froze him. The second curveball fooled him into taking an unsightly swing. It was the third curveball that Alcides Escobar saw in the seventh inning of the Royals' eighth victory in a row that vindicated him and helped...