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Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago
Perez helps Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins
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Perez helps Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas had RBI doubles during the Royals’ charge, which wiped away a 1-0 deficit. Jason Frasor earned his first win since arriving in Kansas City by striking out Chris Colabello to leave the bases loaded in the sixth inning. read more
St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago

Royals 3, Twins 2: Kansas City rallies against Phil Hughes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nine pitches. That's all it took for the Kansas City Royals to flip Phil Hughes and the Twins from a commanding position to an eventual 3-2 defeat Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Twinkie Town 3 hours ago

6th Inning Dooms Twins In 3-2 Loss

You get a baserunning mistake, and you get a baserunning mistake, and you get a baserunning mistake! TOOTBLAN: "Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop." I'm not sure I'm willing to say that this is a game that the Twins should have won, but it was definitely one they could have played better....
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Baserunning gaffes hurt Twins in 3-2 loss to Royals

Three baserunning gaffes put an end to potential scoring threats.

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News-Herald Jul 27, 2014
Cleveland Indians' McAllister struggles in loss to Royals

Cleveland Indians' McAllister struggles in loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In his return to the Cleveland rotation, Zach McAllister looked more like he did in May than in April. That didn't bode well for the Indians. McAllister failed to hold an early five-run lead as Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
News-Herald Jul 26, 2014
Butler, Royals overcome Cleveland Indians, 7-5

Butler, Royals overcome Cleveland Indians, 7-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler and the surging Kansas City Royals wrecked things for the Cleveland Indians for the second straight night. Butler homered for the second consecutive game and the Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. A day after his pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning beat Cleveland, Butler connected for a tiebreaking shot in the fifth inning.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 26, 2014
Indians fall 7-5 to Royals after giving up five-run lead

Indians fall 7-5 to Royals after giving up five-run lead

KANSAS CITY: The Indians’ offense handed starting pitcher Zach McAllister a 5-0 lead in the second inning after batting around and sending 11 to the plate against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.Fast-forward two innings. With two outs in the fourth inning, the Royals had already caught up, returning the favor with a four-run rally that completely erased the Tribe’s lead and reset the game.The Royals went on to complete the rally in a 7-5 victory — marking the Royals’ third consecutive win in this four-game series against the pitching-poor Tribe, who look to avoid the sweep today in the...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 26, 2014

Royals rally to down Indians, earn fifth straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. A day after his pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning beat Cleveland, Butler connected for a tiebreaking shot in the fifth. It was 5-all when he tagged Nick Hagadone for a drive over the Royals’ bullpen in left field. Carlos Santana hit his third homer in two games for Cleveland, which has lost six of seven. read more
Plain Dealer Jul 26, 2014

Live updates and chat with Zack Meisel: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Game 104

Join cleveland.com's Zack Meisel for a live in-game chat as the Indians take on the Royals.
Plain Dealer Jul 26, 2014

Starting lineups for Saturday's Cleveland Indians -- Kansas City Royals game

Here are the starting lineups and the pitching matchup for Saturday's affair between the Royals and Indians.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2014

Royals 6, Indians 4: Two-run homer in eighth keeps Tribe reeling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the second straight game, Cleveland reliever John Axford gave up the winning hit. Billy Butler’s two-run, two-out, eighth-inning, pinch-homer off Axford was the difference in the Kansas City Royals’ 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night.
Chronicle-Telegram Jul 26, 2014

Late HR lifts Royals, sends Indians to fifth loss in six games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second straight game, Cleveland reliever John Axford gave up the winning hit. Billy Butler’s two-run, two-out, eighth-inning, pinch homer off Axford was the difference in the Kansas City Royals’ 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night. On Thursday, Nori Aoki punched a RBI-single in the 14th inning off Read More...The post Late HR lifts Royals, sends Indians to fifth loss in six games appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Plain Dealer Jul 26, 2014

Live updates and chat with Zack Meisel: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Game 103

Join cleveland.com's Zack Meisel for a live in-game chat as the Indians take on the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 25, 2014

Butler's eighth-inning blast lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler’s two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Butler connected against John Axford, sending a drive over the Royals’ bullpen in left field. Butler was hitting just .200 in his previous 20 games with two RBIs before pinch-hitting for Raul Ibanez. “Axford throws some heat,” Butler said. “(I) just got one out over the plate and caught it out front. read more
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014

Starting lineups for Friday's Cleveland Indians -- Kansas City Royals game

Here are the starting lineups and the pitching matchup for Friday's battle between the Indians and Royals.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 25, 2014

Soria strong addition to Detroit bullpen

DETROIT — Dave Dombrowski’s latest trade also felt like one of his most predictable. There was simply no way the Detroit general manager was going to sit idly by without addressing his team’s bullpen. “We’ve been working on trying to find someone in the bullpen for an extended period,” Dombrowski said. “It’s something we’ve been focused on for a while. For the month of July, at least.” read more
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 25, 2014

Kluber’s gem goes for naught after bizarre error; Royals top Indians 2-1 in 14 innings

By Stephanie Storm Beacon Journal sports writerCorey Kluber’s body language - and look on his face - said it all.From the disapointment of losing a near-perfect game in the seventh inning, to the frustration of losing a complete-game shutout on a wacky defensive play inthe eighth, Thursday’s series-opener against the host Royals unraveled suddenly for Kluber and the Tribe.After sitting down the first 19 batters the right-hander faced, An Omar Infante single up the middle erased Kluber’s the no-hit bid. What came next in the eighth inning of the Royals 2-1, 14-inning affair isn’t as...

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