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37-36, 3rd in AL Cent
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Shades of Zack Greinke for Jason Vargas

In beating the Blue Jays on Saturday, Vargas became the first Royals pitcher to win six straight starts in a season since Greinke won six in a row in his 2009 AL Cy Young campaign. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Hosmer puts Royals up with solo shot (0:27)
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Ranking MLB defenses: Royals

The Royals have been rotating multiple well-below-average defenders in right field named Jorge (Bonifacio and Soler). Perhaps Paulo Orlando can fix the issue once he's healthy.

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Royals had right man up for walk-off

Down a run with two outs in the ninth, Whit Merrifield completed Kansas City's four-run comeback against Toronto on Friday night with a two-run double.

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Royals rediscover their comeback mojo

Prior to Friday's four-run rally in the ninth, Kansas City was 0-29 when entering the inning trailing this season. All four runs came with two outs -- the Royals entered the day hitting just .217 as a team with two outs and runners in scoring position. (Elias Sports Bureau)

What has been the key to the Royals' turnaround? (1:09)
Royals never give up in the ninth (1:11)
Merrifield's double completes wild Royals comeback (0:39)
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Royals DFA '15 World Series pitcher Young

Chris Young was designated for assignment by the Royals after allowing 47 hits, including seven home runs, and 18 walks in 30 innings.

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Royals sign Feliz, DFA Young

The Royals announced the signing of former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz to a major league deal Friday. Feliz, who has a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings this year, was released by the Brewers earlier this week. In a corresponding move, veteran RHP Chris Young was designated for assignment after three seasons with Kansas City.

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Inside Heat: Dodd On Future Of KC's Core

Buster Olney talks to Rustin Dodd of The KC Star about the Royals' strategy with their veteran players, the club's future if there is a fire-sale and more.

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Perez slam puts KC over the top

Royals C Salvador Perez launched his first career grand slam during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game vs. the Red Sox, turning a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 victory. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Perez is just the second player in franchise history to turn a deficit into a lead with a grand slam in eighth inning or later. Frank White accomplished the feat against Rich Yett and the White Sox on May 15, 1986.

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ESPYS: Vote for Best Play

Jarrod Dyson's catch off the wall faces Mario Mandzukic's UEFA Final goal in the first round of voting. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals 6, Red Sox 4: With Craig Kimbrel sitting in the bullpen, the Red Sox imploded in the eighth inning to drop the rubber game of a three-game series. Matt Barnes and Robby Scott teamed up to walk the bases loaded before Scott gave up a grand slam to Salvador Perez. The Red Sox finished their six-game trip to Houston and Kansas City with a 3-3 record.

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Salvador Pérez hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to put the Royals ahead of the Red Sox 6-4. Pérez is the first Royals player with a grand slam in the eighth inning or later with his team trailing since Frank White, who did it against the Indians in May 1986.


Sale sharp, Red Sox move into 1st with 8-3 romp over Royals

Chris Sale shut down the Kansas City Royals while pitching into the ninth inning, and a rag-tag bunch of Boston Red Sox filling in for injured starters pounded their way to an 8-3 victory Tuesday night that moved them into first place in the AL East.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 8, Royals 3: For the first time all season, Boston is alone atop the AL East. Chris Sale cruised for 8-1/3 innings, retiring 19 batters in a row before giving up two runs in the ninth. The Red Sox got three hits from Chris Young and two apiece from Xander Bogaerts, Sandy Leon and Deven Marrero, recalled Thursday from Triple-A to take third baseman Pablo Sandoval's place.

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Hosmer takes the lead at first

The Royals' Eric Hosmer has leaped the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and the A's Yonder Alonso for most 1B votes in the latest AL All-Star update. If the lead holds up, Hosmer would be the third Royal to earn consecutive fan elections, joining George Brett and Salvador Perez.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24424th
On Base Percentage.29929th
Slugging Percentage.40225th
Earned Run Average4.1912th
Quality Starts369th

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