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  • Royals use big first inning to defeat Giants 7-4

    Royals use big first inning to defeat Giants 7-4

    Posted 5:20 PM 8/10/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Sunday to extend their winning streak to seven games.

    The Royals, who won 10 in a row in June, have put together (More)

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  • Cardinals defeat Orioles 8-3 to avoid sweep

    Cardinals defeat Orioles 8-3 to avoid sweep

    Posted 4:38 PM 8/10/2014 by The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Rookie Kolten Wong had four hits and scored twice, Peter Bourjos homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

    After allowing nine home runs in losing the first two games of the series by a collective 22-5 score, the (More)

  • Royals pull closer to division lead

    Royals pull closer to division lead

    Posted 10:48 PM 8/9/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Shields threw a four-hitter and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night.

    The Royals have won nine of 10 to move with 1 1-2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit. The Royals (More)

  • Orioles blast three home runs, rout Cardinals 10-3

    Orioles blast three home runs, rout Cardinals 10-3

    Posted 6:28 PM 8/9/2014 by The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Caleb Joseph homered in his fifth consecutive game, Nelson Cruz hit his 30th and Delmon Young also went deep as the Batlimore Orioles beat John Lackey and the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 Saturday.

    All three home runs came with a man on against Lackey (1-1), making his second (More)

  • Butler drives in three runs as Royals beat Giants 4-2

    Butler drives in three runs as Royals beat Giants 4-2

    Posted 10:38 PM 8/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs and outfielder Nori Aoki threw out to runners in the same innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

    The Royals, who have not been in the playoffs (More)

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  • Cardinals give up six home runs, lose to Orioles 12-2

    Cardinals give up six home runs, lose to Orioles 12-2

    Posted 9:19 PM 8/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE (AP) - J.J. Hardy hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs, and the Orioles cruised past the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 Friday night to move a season-high 17 games over .500.

    On a night in which the team wore 1954 throwback uniforms to mark the 60th anniversary of its (More)

  • Royals win 4-2 against Athletics behind a gem from James Shields

    Royals win 4-2 against Athletics behind a gem from James Shields

    Posted 5:58 PM 8/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.

    Shields (10-6) retired his first 15 batters before Josh Reddick hit a leadoff homer in the sixth. Alberto Callaspo then (More)

  • Cardinals use seventh inning rally to defeat Brewers 3-2

    Cardinals use seventh inning rally to defeat Brewers 3-2

    Posted 4:27 PM 8/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Lackey won his St. Louis debut when the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, capped by a go-ahead from rookie Oscar Taveras to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday.

    The Cardinals took two of three from NL Central-leading Milwaukee and pulled (More)

  • Masterson victorious in Cards debut

    Masterson victorious in Cards debut

    Posted 9:43 PM 8/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong broke out of a slump with a home run and three RBIs and Justin Masterson won his St. Louis debut as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 on Saturday night.

    St. Louis, which had lost three of its previous four, moved two games behind first-place (More)

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  • A's have eight-run fifth inning, defeat Royals 8-3

    A's have eight-run fifth inning, defeat Royals 8-3

    Posted 6:43 PM 8/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jon Lester won his Oakland debut while pitching into the seventh inning and Jonny Gomes got two hits during an eight-run burst in his return to the Athletics as they beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday.

    Two days after being traded from the sagging World Series (More)

  • Hosmer out with stress fracture in finger

    Hosmer out with stress fracture in finger

    Posted 2:39 PM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will be out three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand.

    He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing in the fourth inning of a 6-3 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Twins. (More)

  • Royals hold out as trade deadline passes

    Royals hold out as trade deadline passes

    Posted 9:25 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Stuck in limbo between contending and conceding, the Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves.

    The Tigers, who led the Royals by 4 1/2 games in the AL Central at (More)

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