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2017 Schedule
62-61, 3rd in AL Cent
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Escobar hits go-ahead RBI single (0:23)
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Lindor's two-run HR stays fair, ties game (0:25)
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Kluber exits start; ankle sprain labeled as mild

Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle Friday night, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Kansas City Royals 10-1 in the opener of their three-game series.

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2dTristan H. Cockcroft

Strong stretch drive could lead to big payday for Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer is intriguing as one of the youngest players in this free-agent class. The three-time Gold Glove winner is setting career highs in all three "slash" categories, home runs and extra-base hits.

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2dESPN.com news services

Royals place RHP Soria (oblique) on 10-day DL

Kansas City Royals right-hander Joakim Soria has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the team announced Friday.

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Year of the long ball

MLB fans have been treated to a season full of hitters showing off their power at the plate. The influx of home runs has put the Astros, Nationals and a few other teams on pace to shatter their respective franchise records for HRs hit in a single season.

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Royals recall Junis, option McCarthy

The Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Jake Junis from Triple-A Omaha on Monday and optioned RHP Kevin McCarthy to Omaha in a corresponding move.

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7dESPN.com

Power Rankings: Royals suffer steep drop

The Royals have really struggled in August despite Melky Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas all hitting well. The problem is that no one else on the team has been good.

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Race for the 2nd AL wild card

ESPN Stats and Information's Mark Simon examines the wild-card chances for the Rays, Twins, Angels, Orioles, Royals and Mariners.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Royals' weekend teetered on the brink of disaster but after a 14-6 romp over the White Sox on Sunday, Kansas City heads for O'Hare International Airport in a much cheerier mood than they might have. Whit Merrifield drove in five runs and finished a double shy of the cycle to lead KC's 16-hit attack. The Royals took two of three in Chicago, taking Saturday's game 5-4 when Melky Cabrera hit a clutch two-run homer as KC snapped a five-game skid. Ned Yost hoped the comeback might spark his club and if Sunday's outburst was any evidence, it has. Now back over the .500 mark, the Royals head for Oakland to play the A's.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but when you've walked Royals SS Alcides Escobar twice in a game, your pitching staff may not be functioning in an optimal fashion. Escobar has indeed walked twice today against the White Sox. He hadn't drawn a walk since July 19 and still has just 11 walks in 469 plate appearances this season. Escobar had not walked twice in a game since Aug. 10 of last season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. It's one thing to miss the cut-off man. It's whole other thing to miss the cut-off man when there isn't even a runner trying to advance. With runners on first and second, Kansas City's Drew Butera hit a sharp single to left, scooped up by White Sox LF Leury Garcia. The runners were content to move up one base apiece, but Garcia uncorked a throw over the heads of the cut-off guy and catcher Kevan Smith. Cheslor Cuthbert raced home and the Royals grabbed an early 1-0 lead in Chicago. It's now 3-0 after a two-run single from Lorenzo Cain.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Royals pick up a desperately needed win, beating the White Sox 5-4 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak. Melky Cabrera burned his old team with a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth to get KC back to .500. After a week of disastrous bullpen work, the Royals got scoreless innings to close it out from Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs54221st
Batting Average.25715th
On Base Percentage.31127th
Slugging Percentage.42119th
Earned Run Average4.4314th
Quality Starts54Tied-15th
WHIP1.3616th
BAA.26220th

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