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Ventura leads Royals for series win over O's

Ventura leads Royals for series win over O's

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two RBIs as the Royals topped the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, on Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • Jones exits game after crashing into CF wall

    Jones exits game after crashing into CF wall

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Adam Jones exited Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Royals in the top of the third inning after running into the center-field wall at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • Orioles belt five homers to power past Royals

    Orioles belt five homers to power past Royals

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Wei-Yin Chen threw 6 2/3 serviceable innings, giving up just three runs, and the Orioles' offense belted five home runs in an 8-5 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • BLS Roundtable: Which fringy contender will wind up making the …

    BLS Roundtable: Which fringy contender will wind up making the playoffs?

    yahoo.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    With the final month of the season approaching, the baseball playoff races are heating up. At this point, there are few certainties. The Kansas City Royals probably have things wrapped up, and it would be tough to see the St. Louis Cardinals missing out…
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  • Kendrys' jack into fountains helps Royals sink O's

    Kendrys' jack into fountains helps Royals sink O's

    MLB.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Kendrys Morales belted his 14th homer of the season and Mike Moustakas had two hits and an RBI as the Royals held on for a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
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  • Infante, Rios respond by heating up at plate

    Infante, Rios respond by heating up at plate

    MLB.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Four days ago, Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledges that either right fielder Alex Rios or second baseman Omar Infante could lose playing time when left fielder Alex Gordon returns from the disabled list if they didn't start producing more offensively.
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  • O's recall Janish with Clevenger on paternity list

    O's recall Janish with Clevenger on paternity list

    MLB.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    The Orioles selected the contract of infielder Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Tuesday night's game against the Royals, placing catcher Steve Clevenger on the paternity list for the next three days.
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  • Royals use 7-run sixth to surge past Orioles

    Royals use 7-run sixth to surge past Orioles

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    Right-hander Kris Medlen, making his first regular-season start since Sept. 27, 2013, threw six strong innings and the Royals' offense rose up to score seven runs in the sixth inning -- all with two out -- en route to an 8-3 win over the slumping Oriole…
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  • O's catcher Clevenger to go on paternity leave

    O's catcher Clevenger to go on paternity leave

    MLB.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    Steve Clevenger will leave the Orioles after Monday's game against the Royals and fly to meet his wife, Tiffany, who will have labor induced on the couple's first child on Tuesday afternoon.
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  • Junichi Tazawa on blown save against Royals: 'I'll le…

    Junichi Tazawa on blown save against Royals: 'I'll learn from this'

    ESPN.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    Junichi Tazawa on blown save against Royals: 'I'll learn from this'
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  • Royals string together bizarre rally

    Royals string together bizarre rally

    MLB.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    The Royals put together a bizarre four-run rally in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Junichi Tazawa at a misty and foggy Fenway Park.
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  • Perez Hits 3-Run HR, Royals End Boston's 4-Game Win Streak

    Perez Hits 3-Run HR, Royals End Boston's 4-Game Win Streak

    nytimes.com Aug 22 (5 days ago)
    Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Yordano Ventura pitched six effective innings and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Red Sox 6-3 Saturday night, ending Boston's four-game winning streak.
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  • Offense be good: Sox rough up Cueto

    Offense be good: Sox rough up Cueto

    MLB.com Aug 21 (6 days ago)
    Johnny Cueto wasn't at his best on Friday night at Fenway Park, but rookie Henry Owens sure was. Backed by eight strong innings from the lefty, the Red Sox rolled to a 7-2 victory over the Royals.
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  • Zobrist can envision re-signing with Royals

    Zobrist can envision re-signing with Royals

    MLB.com Aug 21 (6 days ago)
    Super utility man Ben Zobrist has been with the Royals all of 20 games, and already they've made such an impression on him he can envision being with the team again next season.
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  • Miley, Red Sox continue mastery over Royals

    Miley, Red Sox continue mastery over Royals

    The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday night's opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park.
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  • Alex Gordon to begin rehab assignment Sunday as Royals return n…

    Alex Gordon to begin rehab assignment Sunday as Royals return nears

    yahoo.com Aug 20
    The best team in the American League is about to add its MVP from last season back to its already deep lineup. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters Thursday that Alex Gordon will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday and b…
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  • Gordon to start rehab assignment at Omaha

    Gordon to start rehab assignment at Omaha

    MLB.com Aug 20
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who is here with the team, will leave on Saturday to begin an injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha, he said before Thursday's series opener against the Red Sox.
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  • Jason Bourgeois forgot how the infield fly rule works and it wa…

    Jason Bourgeois forgot how the infield fly rule works and it was costly for Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds had a bases loaded with one out in the fifth inning Wednesday night in their game with the Kansas City Royals. The Reds were trailing by one run and had Jay Bruce at the plate. This, folks, is what's known as an opportunity. What hap…
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  • Cain's two-run single helps Royals clip Reds

    Cain's two-run single helps Royals clip Reds

    The Royals completed a four-game season-series sweep of the Reds with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night to end the two-game Interleague set at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

    Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

    In a game that turned wild in the late innings, the Royals claimed a 3-1 victory over the Reds in 13 innings when Jarrod Dyson scored on a throwing error by reliever Ryan Mattheus.
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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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