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Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 14, 2014

Royals rally, win series against A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs in a five-run seventh and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Thursday. The Royals have won 18 of 22 to move 12 games above .500 for the first time since July 20, 2003. The Royals took the season series, winning five of seven against the Athletics, who have the best record in the majors. read more
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014
Surging Royals rally past A's for 7-3 win

Surging Royals rally past A's for 7-3 win

Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs in a five-run seventh and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Thursday. Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss slides into home to score past Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz in the fourth inning during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kratz scored from third on an Alberto Callaspo sacrifice fly. Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki (23) celebrates as he stands up on third for a two-run triple in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics...
Oakland Tribune Aug 14, 2014

A's collapse in seventh inning, lose to Kansas City Royals 7-3

Oakland A's, with pitchers Jeff Samardzija, Ryan Cook and Luke Gregerson, collapse in seventh inning and lose to Kansas City Royals 7-3
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014

Oakland Athletics (73-47) at Kansas City Royals (65-54), 2:10 p.m. (ET)

The Kansas City Royals are gunning for their seventh straight series win when they wrap up a four-game set Thursday with the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.
Sacramento Bee Aug 13, 2014

Royals bounce back from rout, blank A's, 3-0

The Royals' 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday wasn't merely a victory over a team with the best record in baseball.
Oakland Tribune Aug 13, 2014

Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals stymie Oakland A's

Left-hander Jason Vargas pitches a three-hit shutout as the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland A's.
Sacramento Bee Aug 13, 2014
Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals beat A's 3-0

Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals beat A's 3-0

Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night. Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante celebrates in the dugout after Infante hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante celebrates with Billy Butler after Infante hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014,...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 13, 2014

Jason Vargas brilliant in complete-game shutout of A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night. Vargas (9-5) retired the final 23 batters he faced in only his third start since an emergency appendectomy. The left-hander also helped Kansas City bounce back from having an eight-game winning streak snapped and maintain a half-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central. read more
Sacramento Bee Aug 13, 2014
Royals' win streak ends with 11-3 loss to A's

Royals' win streak ends with 11-3 loss to A's

The Kansas City Royals' winning streak ended with a resounding thud. Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler reacts after striking out to end the fifth inning while Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris, left, walks back to the dugout during a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki, from Japan, runs to first after hitting an RBI single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a...
Sacramento Bee Aug 12, 2014
Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals' eight-game losing streak. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

A's clobber Royals, snapping KC's eight-game winning streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City archenemy Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Royals 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the team’s eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won all three of his starts since the A’s acquired him in a July 31 trade for All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and has defeated the Royals three times since the All-Star break, once with Boston and twice with Oakland. Lester struck out nine and allowed three runs on six hits and two walks. read more
San Jose Mercury News Aug 12, 2014

A's rip Kansas City Royals 11-3

A's third baseman Josh Donaldson hits two home runs to lead 20-hit attack that ends Royals' 8-game winning streak.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

Royals pitchers know how dangerous Willingham can be

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As if an eight-game win streak and a move into first place weren’t enjoyable enough, Kansas City Royals’ pitchers were giddy about the recent addition of Josh Willingham to the team’s offensive lineup. Acquired from Minnesota before Monday’s 3-2 win against Oakland, Willingham gives the Royals a power bat for their 45-game playoff push. No one knows that better than KC’s hurlers. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

Royals place Downs on DL, clearing way for Willingham

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled Tuesday with a stiff neck. The Royals had to open a roster spot with the arrival of Josh Willingham, acquired in a trade Monday with Minnesota. Willingham was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting sixth for the second game of a four-game series with Oakland. Downs, who had not pitched since Aug. 2, is 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 relief appearances with the Royals. The 38-year-old was signed July 6 after the Chicago White Sox released him.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school. Kansas City was sitting atop the AL Central and the playoffs were closer than opening day. After they won their eighth straight game Monday night, against AL West-leading Oakland no less, the Royals assumed control of their division at the latest point in a season since 2003. read more

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