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  • Royals option Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas

    Royals option Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas

    Posted 4:03 PM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals optioned reliever Aaron Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to open up a roster spot for right-hander Liam Hendriks to make a spot start Wednesday night against Minnesota.

    Hendriks was called up from Triple-A Omaha to start in place of Yordano Ventura (More)

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  • Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

    Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

    Posted 3:34 PM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race.

    Pittsburgh took two of three from the (More)

  • Gordon's 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals 2-1 win

    Gordon's 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals 2-1 win

    Posted 10:50 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.

    The Royals had been shut down all night by the Twins' Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three (More)

  • Davis homer in 8th lifts Pirates over Cardinals

    Davis homer in 8th lifts Pirates over Cardinals

    Posted 10:02 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2.

    The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of (More)

  • Royals to skip Ventura due to back soreness

    Royals to skip Ventura due to back soreness

    Posted 10:01 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will miss his next start due to soreness in his back, and Liam Hendricks will make his first start for the club Wednesday since arriving in a trade from Toronto.

    Meanwhile, second baseman Omar Infante was held out of the lineup for (More)

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  • Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

    Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

    Posted 12:35 AM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Holliday's two-run single in the seventh inning off Jared Hughes capped a late rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Monday night.

    Jon Jay's pinch-hit single tied the game with two outs in the seventh and Holliday followed with a sharp (More)

  • Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

    Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

    Posted 12:32 AM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

    Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the (More)

  • Royals fail to sweep Texas with 3-1 loss

    Royals fail to sweep Texas with 3-1 loss

    Posted 5:07 PM 8/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Scott Baker won as a starter for the first time in more than three years and the Texas Rangers beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.

    Adrian Beltre put Texas ahead to stay with an RBI double in the first. Beltre had his (More)

  • Cardinals' bats nonexistent in 7-1 loss to Phillies

    Cardinals' bats nonexistent in 7-1 loss to Phillies

    Posted 3:49 PM 8/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy Rollins homered and Jerome Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

    Ben Revere had a pair of hits and an RBI for Philadelphia, which took two of three from the Cardinals to (More)

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  • Guthrie goes eight innings, Royals beat Rangers 6-3

    Guthrie goes eight innings, Royals beat Rangers 6-3

    Posted 11:04 PM 8/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie gave up a home run on his first pitch and not much else, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games.

    Alex Gordon had two hits, including a first-inning homer for his 15th of the season, and (More)

  • Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Posted 10:13 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.

    After Neshek gave up his No. 41 uniform, Lackey gave him a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth that's worth thousands of (More)

  • McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

    McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

    Posted 10:10 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    DENVER (AP) - Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

    The loss trims the Royals' lead to one game over Detroit in the AL Central.

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