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V-Mart's fifth slam jump-starts Tigers' rally

V-Mart's fifth slam jump-starts Tigers' rally

MLB.com Updated 21 hours ago
Victor Martinez hit his fifth career grand slam in Sunday afternoon's 12-9 loss to the Royals at Comerica Park, helping the Tigers cut a 7-0 deficit to 7-4.
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  • Royals Win 12-9, Knock Tigers 1½ Games Behind Wild Card

    Royals Win 12-9, Knock Tigers 1½ Games Behind Wild Card

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals began the game by hitting for the cycle as a team, then Whit Merrifield nearly did it by himself.
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  • Castellanos could return by end of next week

    Castellanos could return by end of next week

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    While the Tigers regained their double-play combination in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Royals with Jose Iglesias' return to the starting lineup from a bruised right thumb, the final injured Tigers regular -- Nick Castellanos -- is creeping closer to a re…
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  • KC stuns Detroit, dents Tigers' WC hopes

    KC stuns Detroit, dents Tigers' WC hopes

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    What looked like another step in the Tigers' charge toward the American League playoffs became a potentially costly stumble in the ninth, courtesy of a Royals rally reminiscent of last year. Eric Hosmer's go-ahead three-run homer punctuated a five-run n…
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  • Tight lower back forces Ventura out of game

    Tight lower back forces Ventura out of game

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura left Saturday's 7-4 win over the Tigers after facing one hitter in the fifth inning due to lower back tightness. He's day to day.
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  • Tigers maintain 2nd WC with 5th straight win

    Tigers maintain 2nd WC with 5th straight win

    MLB.com Sep 23 (3 days ago)
    The Tigers' transition from pursuer to pursued in the American League Wild Card race went swimmingly on Friday night. Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin all homered off Danny Duffy to provide an early lead for Michael Fulmer, who struck ou…
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  • Fulmer Sharp as Playoff-Chasing Tigers Rout Royals 8-3

    Fulmer Sharp as Playoff-Chasing Tigers Rout Royals 8-3

    nytimes.com Sep 23 (3 days ago)
    Michael Fulmer pitched seven sharp innings for his first win in over a month and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
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  • Santana's smash cuts Tribe's magic number to 4

    Santana's smash cuts Tribe's magic number to 4

    MLB.com Sep 22 (4 days ago)
    With his latest homer in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday, Carlos Santana not only moved Cleveland a little closer to a division crown, but he put the pressure on Mike Napoli for the Tribe's home run title this season. Santana and Napoli are now ti…
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  • Santana's HR Lifts Indians Over KC, Closer to Central Title

    Santana's HR Lifts Indians Over KC, Closer to Central Title

    nytimes.com Sep 22 (4 days ago)
    Carlos Santana's three-run homer pushed the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night and nearer to their first AL Central championship since 2007.
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  • Watch live: Indians vs. Royals in MLB Free Game of the Day

    Watch live: Indians vs. Royals in MLB Free Game of the Day

    yahoo.com Sep 22 (4 days ago)
    Baseball can be poetic sometimes. Like when Carlos Gomez homered against the team that released him, or Vin Scully ending his long career on the 80th anniversary of the day he fell in love with baseball. The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians …
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  • Kluber's Strong Outing Knocks Royals From AL Central Race

    Kluber's Strong Outing Knocks Royals From AL Central Race

    nytimes.com Sep 21 (5 days ago)
    Corey Kluber moved the Cleveland Indians one step closer to the AL Central title while eliminating the reigning World Series champions from the race.
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  • Guyer's Pinch Hit in 9th Lifts Indians Over Royals 2-1

    Guyer's Pinch Hit in 9th Lifts Indians Over Royals 2-1

    nytimes.com Sep 20 (6 days ago)
    Pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer doubled in a run with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Cleveland Indians move closer to an AL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
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  • Indians walk off, slice magic number to 6

    Indians walk off, slice magic number to 6

    MLB.com Sep 20 (6 days ago)
    The Royals have experienced plenty of late-season magic over the past two years. Now the Indians want a turn. On Tuesday night, Cleveland continued its march toward an American League Central title with a 2-1, walk-off win over Kansas City. Brandon Guye…
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  • Rox rotation should follow De La Rosa's lead

    Rox rotation should follow De La Rosa's lead

    MLB.com Sep 20 (6 days ago)
    Jorge De La Rosa was a 10-year baseball journeyman, who spent the bulk of his time bouncing around in the Minor Leagues with the D-backs, Red Sox, Brewers and Royals, when the Rockies decided to give him a shot. In spring 2008, Colorado acquired him fro…
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  • Burns shows off blazing home-to-first speed

    Burns shows off blazing home-to-first speed

    MLB.com Sep 20 (6 days ago)
    Royals fans are finally getting to see why general manager Dayton Moore traded Brett Eibner to Oakland for speedy outfielder Billy Burns. Burns was at his pesky best on Monday against the White Sox, getting three hits -- two were infield hits -- and ste…
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  • Ventura goes distance as Royals thump Sox

    Ventura goes distance as Royals thump Sox

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 19 (7 days ago)
    There's a little life left yet in the defending World Series champions. After dropping five straight games to open a crucial homestand, pushing them to the brink of postseason contention, the Royals have bounced back with three straight wins, the latest…
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  • Royals rock White Sox behind Morales, Duffy

    Royals rock White Sox behind Morales, Duffy

    Danny Duffy has 12 victories during his breakout 2016 campaign as part of the Royals rotation. Exactly one quarter of them have come against the White Sox.
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  • Double challenge benefits KC vs. White Sox

    Double challenge benefits KC vs. White Sox

    MLB.com Sep 18
    The White Sox and Royals had a rare double challenge during a play at second base in the second inning of Sunday afternoon's game at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • Vargas Returns as Royals Top White Sox, 3-2

    Vargas Returns as Royals Top White Sox, 3-2

    nytimes.com Sep 17
    Manager Ned Yost was unsure what to expect from his starting pitcher.
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  • Sale completes comeback as Sox foil Royals

    Sale completes comeback as Sox foil Royals

    Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera promptly gave up four runs -- three on Carlos Sanchez's first homer this season -- in the eighth inning of a 7-4 loss to the White Sox on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • A's bats do major damage in sweep of Royals

    A's bats do major damage in sweep of Royals

    MLB.com Sep 15
    The homestand that was supposed to provide a launching pad for the Royals into serious postseason contention instead may have sealed the defending World Series champions' fate.
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  • Vogt Drives in 5 Runs as A's Win 14-5 to Sweep 4 From Royals

    Vogt Drives in 5 Runs as A's Win 14-5 to Sweep 4 From Royals

    nytimes.com Sep 15
    Ryon Healy's long shot left the Kansas City Royals a longshot to return to postseason play.
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  • Vargas to rejoin Royals' rotation on Saturday

    Vargas to rejoin Royals' rotation on Saturday

    MLB.com Sep 15
    Royals left-hander Jason Vargas will make his first start on Saturday after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, manager Ned Yost said on Thursday.
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  • Royals trying to bounce back from tough losses

    Royals trying to bounce back from tough losses

    MLB.com Sep 14
    The Royals have suffered six of the most agonizing losses any team could withstand in the last two weeks. There have been games lost in extra innings. There have been leads blown late. There have been wasted rallies. There has been all of the above.
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  • Alonso, Semien Hit 2-Run Doubles; A's Top Royals 8-0

    Alonso, Semien Hit 2-Run Doubles; A's Top Royals 8-0

    nytimes.com Sep 14
    Yonder Alonso's doubles are spoiling the Kansas City Royals' postseason hopes.
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  • Video - Royals Injury Update 02:12

    Royals Injury Update

    Mar 4
    ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
  • Video - Ned Yost Joins Olbermann 06:25

    Ned Yost Joins Olbermann

    Mar 2
    Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost joins Keith Olbermann to discuss his team's outlook heading into the 2015 season, and an app he developed in the offseason.
  • Video - Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets 02:59

    Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets

    Feb 17
    Wilmington Blue Rocks general manager Chris Kemple discusses the weather-based promotion that resulted in his team selling tickets for 4 cents each.
  • Video - Olney: Market For James Shields 01:53

    Olney: Market For James Shields

    Feb 3
    Buster Olney explains how James Shields went from one of the hottest names this winter to a man still on the free-agent market, and how next offseason is a big reason for that.