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Young Royals fan enthusiastically devours ice cream cone

Young Royals fan enthusiastically devours ice cream cone

yahoo.com Updated 4 hours ago
The Kansas City Royals are cruising to the American League Central title, and even though the clubhouse is currently guarding against a chickenpox outbreak, their confidence is still sky-high. That confidence certainly extends to the group of people che…
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  • Royals projected to find success swinging vs. Tigers

    Royals projected to find success swinging vs. Tigers

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    The players listed could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Wednesday.
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  • LEADING OFF: Harvey vs. Nola, Royals Get Chickenpox

    LEADING OFF: Harvey vs. Nola, Royals Get Chickenpox

    nytimes.com deadspin.com 13 hours ago
    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
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  • Twins rally past White Sox after giving up lead

    Twins rally past White Sox after giving up lead

    MLB.com nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar each had three hits and helped the Twins rally late in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Target Field.
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  • Goins' walk-off HR lifts Jays over Tribe in 10

    Goins' walk-off HR lifts Jays over Tribe in 10

    MLB.com nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Ryan Goins came through with a walk-off homer in the 10th inning as the Blue Jays defeated the Indians, 5-3, in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
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  • Kinsler's blast helps power Tigers past Royals

    Kinsler's blast helps power Tigers past Royals

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run homer as the Tigers held off the Royals for a 6-5 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • Gordon returns, logs sacrifice fly in first at-bat

    Gordon returns, logs sacrifice fly in first at-bat

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Royals activated outfielder Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in one of several roster moves in conjunction with September roster expansion.
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  • Robertson undeterred by waiver claim reports

    Robertson undeterred by waiver claim reports

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    David Robertson received a few texts Monday afternoon after national reports broke that the Yankees had been awarded a waiver claim on the White Sox closer.
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  • Norris, Anibal take field during catch sessions

    Norris, Anibal take field during catch sessions

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Tigers starter Daniel Norris' right oblique injury was bad enough when he first suffered it last road trip that sneezing was a painful experience.
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  • Two Royals Players Sidelined With Chicken Pox

    Two Royals Players Sidelined With Chicken Pox

    nytimes.com 19 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals have been almost unstoppable this season but on Tuesday they faced a very different challenge with two of their players sidelined by chicken pox.
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  • An independent league team is putting Ozzie Guillen back in the…

    An independent league team is putting Ozzie Guillen back in the dugout

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    The Normal Cornbelters are about to get a lot more interesting. On Wednesday, the independent league club will be managed by former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen. [Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball aw…
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  • Danny Salazar leads Indians to sixth straight victory

    Danny Salazar leads Indians to sixth straight victory

    yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. It may be too late, but the Cleveland Indians ar…
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  • Royals Acquire Gomes From Braves

    Royals Acquire Gomes From Braves

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The American League-leading Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
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  • Quotes to note: Shapiro, Dolan on transition

    Quotes to note: Shapiro, Dolan on transition

    MLB.com yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Indians announced Monday that team president Mark Shapiro will assume the same role with the Blue Jays at the conclusion of this season. Here are some thoughts from Shapiro and Tribe owner Paul Dolan from the news conference in Cleveland.
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  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says MLB has come to a decision on …

    Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says MLB has come to a decision on reinstatement

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Rob Manfred has reportedly come to a decision on whether to reinstate former Chicago White Sox great Shoeless Joe Jackson. Arlene Marcley, curator of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, S.C., will reveal Jackson's fate on the museum's Faceboo…
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  • Jeremy Guthrie Is Trying To Put Ballboys Out Of Work

    Jeremy Guthrie Is Trying To Put Ballboys Out Of Work

    deadspin.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was relaxing in the bullpen over the weekend series with the Rays, so he started a competition with one of the Tampa Bay ballboys to see who could wrangle more foul balls. The ballboy won two out of three, but Guthrie hustl…
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  • Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Tigers

    Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Tigers

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    Russell Martin has been on postseason teams before but the Toronto Blue Jays catcher said after a 9-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday that this team might be on the way to doing something really big.
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  • Video - Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win 00:37

    Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win

    Mar 6
    The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
  • 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 - Price Excited For 2015 Season 02:56

    Price Excited For 2015 Season

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title 02:46

    Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title

    Mar 3
    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.

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    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.