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Ted Woodward
May 23, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHOENIX, Arizona (KNSS) - Former Wichita Wranglers and Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke picked up another win on Monday; he was only one out away from a complete game, as the Arizona Diamondbacks shut down the Chicago White Sox 5-1. Greinke (6-2) went 8.2 innings, compiling a season-high 12...
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May 23, 2017 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter homered, and the New York Yankees once again downed Jason Vargas by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Monday night. A reversed umpire's call in the seventh inning kept the Yankees ahead and enabled Michael Pineda (5-2) to top Vargas...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:08 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Ron Capps raced to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday, beating teammate Matt Hagan in the NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka. Capps had a 3.924-second pass at 321.42 mph in a Dodge Charger R/T in the final. The defending series champion is the first driver to win...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:53 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Minor’s road back to the majors was not an easy one. Shoulder surgery kept him out of the majors for two years and resulted in a move to the bullpen. Minor got his first victory since 2014 with 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Kansas City Royals, who beat the Minnesota...
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Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2017 - 6:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Minor won for the first time since 2014 and Brandon Moss hit two of Kansas City's four home runs, leading the Royals over the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday in a doubleheader opener. Minor (1-1) relieved Jake Junis with a 5-2 lead in the fifth, two outs and two on. The 29-year-...
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Alex Gordon - Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2017 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Pinch hitter Kennys Vargas launched a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Polanco lofted a soft liner to left field and Joe Mauer beat Alex...
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USA Today
May 19, 2017 - 2:35 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola has been advised he could miss up to three months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. Almirola says he'll heed his doctor warnings and not rush his way back to a race car, which could take eight to 12 weeks. He also says doctors warned him that further...
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Mike Moustakas - Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2017 - 11:37 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Duffy (3-3) struck out a season-best 10 while walking two and earning his first...
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May 17, 2017 - 11:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning, the Yankees piled up 16 hits and New York rolled to an 11-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Michael Pineda (4-2) allowed three runs and six hits with two walks over six-plus innings...
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