Kansas City Royals

Strike-throwing Junis gets call vs. Yankees
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Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia always has been a handful for the Royals. And he’ll get another crack at them on Monday in a makeup game at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. ET.

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Kennedy finds positives in up-and-down outing
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Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy looked at his stat line against the White Sox in disbelief: 5 1/3 innings, seven hits, five runs, two walks, seven strikeouts.

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Cain's HR the lone run as Royals fall in WC race
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Rookie right-hander Lucas Giolito threw seven innings of one-run ball and Avisail Garcia homered and drove in three runs as the White Sox beat the Royals, 8-1, on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Mondesi could be center-field option for 2018
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While the Royals’ front office has casually mentioned the notion that middle infielder Raul Mondesi could play some center field in 2018, manager Ned Yost said there is no set-in-stone plan on the subject.

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Duffy bounces back after shaky 1st vs. Sox
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After a lengthy stint on the disabled list because of a low-grade pronator strain, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy again delivered a solid start, this time six innings of two-run ball in an 8-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

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Kennedy, Royals eye series win against Sox
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The Royals turn to right-hander Ian Kennedy as they continue their pursuit of the second American League Wild Card spot in Sunday’s rubber game at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Royals roll to keep pace in Wild Card chase
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Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Salvador Perez had two run-scoring doubles as the Royals rolled to an 8-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Duffy aims to help Royals in Wild Card chase
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A first victory, of sorts, is on the line when the Royals continue their postseason push against the White Sox on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Whit, Cain shut down as Sox turn 9-2-4-6 DP
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Whit Merrifield froze. Lorenzo Cain hesitated and Avisail Garcia fell down in right field. Those three components were just part of a crazy 9-2-4-6 game-ending double play for the White Sox in a 7-6 win over the Royals on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Royals can't slow White Sox, slip in WC race
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Rookies Yoan Moncada and Matt Davidson hit home runs and the White Sox scored five unanswered runs for a 7-6 win over the Royals on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Yost set to return as Royals skipper in 2018
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As the Royals face the prospect of losing several of their core players to free agency this offseason, there’s one spot they won’t need to replace: Their manager.

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Vargas returns to All-Star form for 17th win
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It’s been a tale of two seasons for Royals left-hander Jason Vargas, who surged to an All-Star appearance then posted a 7.85 ERA in the 10 starts that followed. After making some recent adjustments, Vargas appears to be returning to his first-half form.

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