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Blue Jays, Royals Escalate Feud by Trading Barbs on Twitter

Blue Jays, Royals Escalate Feud by Trading Barbs on Twitter

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The Royals and Blue Jays have moved on: After an exchange of hit batters, they're now trading barbs on Twitter.
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  • Contending Teams Can Never Have Too Many Relievers

    Contending Teams Can Never Have Too Many Relievers

    nytimes.com Aug 3 (yesterday)
    The Kansas City Royals made it look all so easy in 2014. With their bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, the Royals were almost unbeatable when they had the lead in the seventh inning or later.
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  • Wade Davis allows first homer since 2013, a streak covering 125…

    Wade Davis allows first homer since 2013, a streak covering 125 2/3 innings

    yahoo.com Aug 1 (2 days ago)
    We do our best to remain unbiased around the Big League Stew offices, but if you'd don't mind us saying we would not be opposed to a Royals-Blue Jays postseason series this October. The defending American League champions from Kansas City and quickly em…
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  • Roundup: Kershaw’s Scoreless Streak Hits 37 in Dodgers’ Win

    Roundup: Kershaw’s Scoreless Streak Hits 37 in Dodgers’ Win

    nytimes.com Aug 1 (2 days ago)
    Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw eight innings of two-hit ball, retiring his final 15 batters, as the Dodgers knocked off the Angels, 3-1.
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  • Zobrist Hits 2 HRs, Royals Beat Jays 7-6

    Zobrist Hits 2 HRs, Royals Beat Jays 7-6

    nytimes.com Aug 1 (3 days ago)
    After a big win over the Blue Jays, it was slow jam time in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Seated around a table in the middle of the room, Kendrys Morales and Danny Duffy gave a spirited sing-along to Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You."
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  • Kendrys Morales avoids tag, scores run with incredible slide

    Kendrys Morales avoids tag, scores run with incredible slide

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 1 (3 days ago)
    Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is rarely among the most athletic players on the field, hence the reason he's paid almost exclusively to hit. However, during Friday night's game in Toronto, he managed to shock everyone watching by p…
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  • Donaldson's day ends with walk-off over Royals

    Donaldson's day ends with walk-off over Royals

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning to send the Blue Jays to a 7-6 victory over the Royals on Friday night at Rogers Centre.
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  • Brooks, acquired from Royals, to start Saturday

    Brooks, acquired from Royals, to start Saturday

    MLB.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    Aaron Brooks, who arrived in Oakland on Friday after being dealt from the Royals on Tuesday, will start for the A's on Saturday against the Indians.
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  • Royals' additions bolster rotation, versatility

    Royals' additions bolster rotation, versatility

    MLB.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    GM Dayton Moore and his staff acquired right-hander Johnny Cueto, one of the biggest names on the trading block, as well as super-utility player Ben Zobrist, whom the Royals have admired for some time. Those moves have made for a happy manager in Ned Yo…
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  • Let's take a look at every deal made on MLB's trade-deadline da…

    Let's take a look at every deal made on MLB's trade-deadline day

    yahoo.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    Overall, the 2015 trade deadline was completely bonkers. Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes were traded for each other, Johnny Cueto turned the Royals into an unstoppable force and Carlos Gomez was shipped to Houston after some initial confusion. The Cole H…
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  • Cueto's KC debut tops what to watch today

    Cueto's KC debut tops what to watch today

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 31 (4 days ago)
    Johnny Cueto, acquired by Kansas City earlier in the week, will be jumping into a pennant race and trying to learn the American League hitters simultaneously. Cueto jumped more than 15 games in the standings by leaving Cincinnati and joining the Royals,…
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  • Blue Jays club three homers to deck Royals

    Blue Jays club three homers to deck Royals

    MLB.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    Dioner Navarro, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson each homered while right-hander Marco Estrada tossed 5 2/3 strong innings in the Blue Jays' 5-2 victory over the Royals on Thursday night at Rogers Centre.
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  • Gordon takes first swings off tee since injury

    Gordon takes first swings off tee since injury

    MLB.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, on the disabled list because of a Grade 2-plus left groin strain, swung a bat on Thursday for the first time since the injury on July 8.
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  • Price may toe rubber against Royals in finale

    Price may toe rubber against Royals in finale

    MLB.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    The Blue Jays haven't announced who will take the mound when they wrap their four-game series against the Royals on Sunday at Rogers Centre. The decision hinges on when newly acquired ace David Price joins the team, and whether or not he'll be ready to …
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  • Comparing the Price-Cueto prospect hauls

    Comparing the Price-Cueto prospect hauls

    MLB.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)
    At first glance, it would appear that the Tigers received more for David Price than the Royals did for Johnny Cueto, although not by much.
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  • Key things to watch for in today's games

    Key things to watch for in today's games

    MLB.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)
    The Royals may have the best record in the American League, but they'll have to go through Toronto and the Majors' highest-scoring offense this weekend. In Thursday's 7:07 p.m. ET opener, Kansas City will start Danny Duffy, who has logged a 2.15 ERA in …
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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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