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Gallagher's grand slam sends KC past A's
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Rookie catcher Cam Gallagher launched a grand slam for his first career home run, helping the Royals secure a 6-2 series-opening victory over the A’s at the Coliseum on Monday evening.

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Hammel faces A's as KC eyes 4th straight win
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Jason Hammel gets the nod on Tuesday night in Oakland as the Royals, entering the day a half-game back in the American League Wild Card race, seek their fourth straight victory. The A’s will counter with fellow veteran right-hander Chris Smith, looking to even the three-game series.

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Gallagher's first homer makes grand impact
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As rookie catcher Cam Gallagher stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning on Monday night, manager Ned Yost “was just hoping for a walk.” Instead, Gallagher lined a full-count fastball over the left-field wall for his first career home run, a grand slam that sent the Royals […]

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Edwin's pair of 2-run HRs back Bauer's 11 K's
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Coming back to Fenway Park on Monday night for a one-game makeup in the midst of a long road trip became a little less inconvenient for the Indians, who rode a pair of two-run homers by slugger Edwin Encarnacion to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox.

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Tribe aims to expand Central lead over Twins
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Minnesota remains firmly in the mix for the second AL Wild Card spot and in second place in the AL Central — five games behind the Indians. And the Twins have high goals in mind, as they still don’t believe they’re out of the division race. The rivals open a big three-game series Tuesday at […]

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Angry Edwin inflicts pain on baseball — twice
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With two mighty swats, an angered Edwin Encarnacion did everything in his power to distance the Indians from the Red Sox and make their one-day trip to Fenway Park worthwhile in Monday night’s 7-3 victory.

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Inbox: Who are Twins turning to as 5th starter?
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What’s the Twins’ immediate solution to fill their fifth-starter spot? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

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Kinsler, Ausmus ejected from opener in Texas
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Ian Kinsler’s first game this season in his former home, Globe Life Park, was a short one. The Tigers’ second baseman was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes with plate umpire Angel Hernandez, who ejected manager Brad Ausmus moments later.

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Tigers held to Upton's HR in loss to Rangers
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Martin Perez overcame a two-run home run by Justin Upton in the first inning and helped pitch the Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The win was the Rangers’ fourth in five games and moved them to within three games in the American League Wild Card […]

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LIVE Color Feed: Royals vs. A's
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Rosario parlays hot stretch to AL POW honors
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Eddie Rosario was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday, catching fire over a stretch during which the Twins won seven of eight.

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Perez swings for first time since injury
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Royals catcher Salvador Perez on Monday took swings for the first time since straining his right intercostal muscle Aug. 4.

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