Kansas City Royals

Gordon's big night backs Strahm's gem
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Alex Gordon had three hits, including a home run, and Mike Moustakas stayed hot with a two-run single as the Royals topped the Angels on Thursday. Matt Strahm, making his first start, allowed one unearned run over five innings for the win. Albert Pujols and Yunel Escobar knocked in runs for the Angels.

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KC bulks up on pitchers, college talent in Draft
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The Royals’ 2017 MLB Draft started with a first baseman, ended with a shortstop and contained a whole lot of pitchers in between.

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Royals crack 3 HRs, trip up Giants in finale
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The Royals faced off against their former teammate, Johnny Cueto, on Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park, belting a trio of homers in a 7-2 win against the Giants to take both games of the two-contest series.

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Royals' 22nd-rounder Mitchell realizing dream
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For four years, left-hander Josh Mitchell played with a torn left labrum he didn’t know he had.

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Strahm makes first big league start vs. Halos
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Royals left-hander Matt Strahm (1-3, 4.50 ERA) will make his first Major League start against a team he never has faced — the Angels.

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Hicklen goes from UAB walk-on to KC draftee
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After outfielder Brewer Hicklen lost out on a baseball scholarship to UAB, he was offered a deal to walk on and receive a scholarship later. Hicklen accepted, and on Tuesday, the Royals drafted him in the seventh round, 210th overall. He is the highest Draft pick in UAB baseball history.

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Royals romp behind Vargas' strong start
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The Royals used a six-run sixth-inning rally to support Jason Vargas, who won his fourth straight start in Tuesday’s 8-1 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.

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Hammel to oppose former KC pitcher Cueto
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Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto will face the Royals on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco for the first time since he won a World Series championship with them in 2015.

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Salvy holds steady; Hosmer rising in ASG vote
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Kansas City’s Salvador Perez continues to lead all American League catchers in voting from the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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Tillo headlines pitching-heavy Day 2 for KC
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Daniel Tillo itched to pitch. There he was, riding the bench at the University of Kentucky, pitching only 7 1/3 innings as a freshman in 2016. He told head coach Gary Henderson he would return, despite the frustration he felt. But when Henderson resigned that summer, Tillo transferred. He wanted to pitch regularly, he wanted […]

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Strahm to make 1st start in place of Skoglund
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Left-hander Matt Strahm, 25, will get a chance to show the Royals his value as a starter sooner rather than later. Manager Ned Yost named Strahm his starter for Thursday’s game against the Angels, taking the place of left-hander Eric Skoglund, who struggled his last two times out.

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Royals take C Melendez with 2nd-round pick
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The Royals selected catcher MJ Melendez with their second-round pick (No. 52 overall) in the 2017 Draft on Monday night.

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