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Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated 7 hours ago
After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degree…
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  • Royals activate Hosmer amid many moves

    Royals activate Hosmer amid many moves

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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  • After Chisenhall's heroics, Tribe-Royals suspended

    After Chisenhall's heroics, Tribe-Royals suspended

    MLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The Indians' attempt at sweeping the Royals will have to wait, as Sunday night's series finale was suspended in the bottom of the 10th with Cleveland leading, 4-2. The game will resume on Sept. 22, prior to the start of the Indians' three-game series wi…
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  • Indians-Royals Game Suspended in 10th Inning

    Indians-Royals Game Suspended in 10th Inning

    nytimes.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.
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  • McAllister recalled; Tomlin put on paternity list

    McAllister recalled; Tomlin put on paternity list

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Indians recalled Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus and placed right-hander Josh Tomlin on paternity list before Sunday's series finale against the Royals.
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  • The Grand Slam: Tigers pull even in AL Central after doublehead…

    The Grand Slam: Tigers pull even in AL Central after doubleheader split

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals are cooling off this weekend and the Detroit Tigers have taken advantage so far, taking two of their first three games against the Chicago White Sox. On Saturday, Detroit split a day-night doubleheader with Chicago, losing the ope…
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  • Fill-in Paredes comes up big to down Twins

    Fill-in Paredes comes up big to down Twins

    MLB.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Injuries thrust Jimmy Paredes into the starting lineup Saturday night for the first time since May 27 with the Royals, and he came up big. Paredes smacked a ground-rule double and drilled a home run to left-center field to lead the O's over the Twins, 3…
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  • Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    After losing its past three games, Kansas City slipped into a tie with Detroit in the American League Central, with Cleveland nipping at their heels.
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  • Indians Beat Royals 3-2 in 11 Innings

    Indians Beat Royals 3-2 in 11 Innings

    nytimes.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
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  • Royals designate veteran Chen for assignment

    Royals designate veteran Chen for assignment

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Left-hander Bruce Chen's often inspiring and successful six seasons with the Kansas City Royals are behind him. Chen was designated for assignment on Friday, one day after giving up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
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  • Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

    Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

    MLB.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Yan Gomes returned from the seven-day concussion disabled list for the start of the Indians' crucial series with the Royals on Friday. Catcher Chris Gimenez was placed on paternity leave.
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  • Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over…
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  • Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    MLB.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night.
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  • Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Jordan Schafer finished with four RBIs, including a two-run single in a big six-run 10th inning as the Twins earned an 11-5 win over the Royals on Thursday night.
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  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires l…

    Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires love it

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    You know how baseball players are about superstition and routine. Something works once and they stick with it. No matter how odd it is. We've seen MLB players adopt cowboy boots, a souvenir gnome and a horse mask as good-luck charms this season. But Sal…
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  • Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    nytimes.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, sending host Kansas City past Minnesota, 6-1, on Wednesday.
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  • Video - Brantley's Blooper Ties The Game 00:29

    Brantley's Blooper Ties The Game

    Aug 31
    Michael Brantley's double went fair just down the third base line in the third inning, and the Indians tied the game with the Royals 1-1.
  • Video - Gordon Blasts Solo Homer 00:23

    Gordon Blasts Solo Homer

    Aug 31
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon blasts a solo homer to right center to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.
  • Video - Indians Win In Extras 00:58

    Indians Win In Extras

    Aug 30
    Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each hit RBI singles in the 11th inning as the Indians beat the Royals 3-2.
  • Video - Indians Run Past Royals 00:30

    Indians Run Past Royals

    Aug 29
    The Indians topped the Royals 6-1 for their second straight win.

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