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A-Rod Breaks Gehrig's AL RBI Record; Yanks Sweep Royals, 4-2

A-Rod Breaks Gehrig's AL RBI Record; Yanks Sweep Royals, 4-2

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 16 hours ago
Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.
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  • With a chance to sweep Royals, Yankees have five signs of hope

    With a chance to sweep Royals, Yankees have five signs of hope

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com May 27 (yesterday)
    With a chance to sweep Royals, Yankees have five signs of hope
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  • Yankees 5, Royals 1: Fan’s Trek Ends With Win by Yankees

    Yankees 5, Royals 1: Fan’s Trek Ends With Win by Yankees

    nytimes.com May 26 (yesterday)
    Richard Albero, a Yankees fan from New Jersey, completed a walk from Tampa, Fla., to Yankee Stadium to raise money for wounded veterans.
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  • The first batch of All-Star vote tallies are out and the Royals…

    The first batch of All-Star vote tallies are out and the Royals are dominating

    yahoo.com May 26 (yesterday)
    Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren't getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clea…
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  • AL All-Star Game ballot update: May 26

    AL All-Star Game ballot update: May 26

    MLB.com May 26 (yesterday)
    At the first update in American League All-Star balloting, the Royals have five players in position to start the July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Royals catcher Salvador Perez, an All-Star…
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  • 5 Royals reign in 1st All-Star ballot update

    5 Royals reign in 1st All-Star ballot update

    MLB.com May 26 (yesterday)
    Your votes are being counted, and the early results point toward a potential changing of the guard in the American League at the 2015 Midsummer Classic. The first All-Star ballot update was released on Tuesday, revealing an AL landscape that has a disti…
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  • Yankees' 14-1 thrashing of Royals could get them back on track …

    Yankees' 14-1 thrashing of Royals could get them back on track in weak AL East

    nydailynews.com May 25 (2 days ago)
    Hoo boy, did the Yankees ever need a day like this.
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  • Yankees 14, Royals 1: Yankees Rough Up the Royals With a Big Fi…

    Yankees 14, Royals 1: Yankees Rough Up the Royals With a Big First Inning

    nytimes.com yahoo.com deadspin.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    The Yankees scored eight runs in the first inning against the Royals and ended a six-game losing streak with Monday’s 14-1 victory.
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  • Yankees don't look back after early barrage

    Yankees don't look back after early barrage

    MLB.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    The Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak in grand fashion on Monday, cruising to a 14-1 victory over the Royals in the series opener at Yankee Stadium. New York hit three homers during a decisive eight-run first inning.
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  • The Astros, the Royals and Different Ways to Win

    The Astros, the Royals and Different Ways to Win

    nytimes.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    During a 20-batter stretch in Sunday's victory at Detroit, every hitter for the Houston Astros either reached base or struck out.
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  • Wacha moves to 7-0 with gem in KC

    Wacha moves to 7-0 with gem in KC

    MLB.com May 24 (4 days ago)
    Michael Wacha allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings and Matt Carpenter delivered a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Sunday, preventing Kansas City from sweeping the three-game I-70 Series.
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  • Moose day to day with bruised left clavicle

    Moose day to day with bruised left clavicle

    MLB.com May 23 (4 days ago)
    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered d…
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  • Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

    Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

    MLB.com May 23 (4 days ago)
    Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the lo…
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  • For Hitters in Baseball, Facing a Shift Can Mean an Adjustment,…

    For Hitters in Baseball, Facing a Shift Can Mean an Adjustment, or Not

    nytimes.com May 23 (5 days ago)
    Two successful, if starkly different, approaches have been taken this season by Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.
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  • Alcides Escobar wows again with long distance backhand flip

    Alcides Escobar wows again with long distance backhand flip

    yahoo.com May 23 (5 days ago)
    Take a moment of your time to marvel at the latest defensive wizardry exhibited by Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. Escobar, who much like Atlanta Braves Gold Glove winner Andrelton Simmons is quickly building a reputation for his defensive…
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  • Morales Homers Twice, Drives in 5 Runs in Royals' Victory

    Morales Homers Twice, Drives in 5 Runs in Royals' Victory

    nytimes.com May 22 (5 days ago)
    Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night.
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  • Kendrys' homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

    Kendrys' homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

    MLB.com May 22 (5 days ago)
    Kendrys Morales belted a pair of homers and logged five RBIs, while starter Chris Young fired six shutout innings for the Royals in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in the I-70 Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn …
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  • Duffy's start pushed back due to stiff shoulder

    Duffy's start pushed back due to stiff shoulder

    MLB.com May 22 (6 days ago)
    Royals lefty Danny Duffy will be skipped in the rotation on Saturday after discovering some stiffness in his shoulder while warming up for a bullpen session on Thursday. He is now slated to start Tuesday against the Yankees.
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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.

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