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Grossman, Tigers recover to hand Royals 9th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, after squandering a seven-run lead late, recovered to beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Grossman had five RBIs for the first time in his career, ...

Mercedes carries White Sox over Royals 9-3 to complete sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yermin Mercedes and Jose Abreu had three RBI's each to help the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 9-3 on Sunday, finishing off a three-game sweep and handing the Royals their eighth consecutive loss. The Royals went winless on its seven-game homestand. They opened ...

White Sox jump on sagging Royals with 8 runs in 1st, win 9-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Mendick hit a two-run homer during an eight-run first inning for Chicago, and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 9-1 on Saturday night. Yoan Moncada drove in three runs on two hits in the first, and Andrew Vaughn, Leury Garcia and Yasmani Grandal each had ...

Carlos Rodón, White Sox beat Royals 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Rodón struck out eight in six innings, Zack Collins homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Friday night. The Royals were blanked for the second straight game in part of a six-game losing streak, all to division opponents. Rodón ...

Indians blank Royals, complete 4-game sweep

Kansas City, Mo. — Triston McKenzie bounced back from a rugged start to pitch one-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Thursday. It was the fifth straight loss for the Royals, who came into the series ...

Ramirez, Bauers help Indians rally for 7-3 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harold Ramirez hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, pinch-hitter Jake Bauers added a two-run homer later in the inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Tuesday night. Strong bullpen work by Nick Sandlin, ...

Rosario’s 3-run homer sends Indians to 8-6 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eddie Rosario watched anxiously as plate umpire Dan Bellino called a ball what could easily have been strike three, then swatted the next pitch into the right-field stands for a tiebreaking three-run homer Monday night that sent the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 win over ...

Twins score 7 in 3rd to back Berríos in 13-4 win over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrelton Simmons and Mitch Garver homered in a seven-run third inning, and rookie Alex Kirillof went deep for the fourth time in three games as the Minnesota Twins routed the Kansas City Royals 13-4 on Sunday. José Berríos (3-2) took advantage of Minnesota's tear at ...

Benintendi, Perez lead Duffy, Royals over Twins 11-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit two homers, Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Danny Duffy (4-1) continued his strong start to the season in helping the AL Central-leading Royals ...

Kirilloff’s 1st 2 big-league homers lead Twins over KC, 9-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Kirilloff hit the first two home runs of his major league career, including a three-run drive that broke open the game in the third inning and led the Minnesota Twins over the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 9-1 on Friday night. Kirilloff, who debuted last Sept. 30, ...

Difo leads Pirates over Royals 2-1, back over .500 at 12-11

PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo delivered the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Kansas City 2-1 on Tuesday night to end the Royals' five-game winning streak. Pittsburgh (12-11) has won three straight games and 11 of 16 since a 1-6 start, moving ...

Full of surprises: Royals own best AL record, sweep Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — These plucky Kansas City Royals are just full of surprises. Jarrod Dyson doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Royals bullpen preserved another lead, holding off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday to complete a four-game sweep on the road for the first ...

Royals win 4th straight, blank slumping Tigers 4-0

DETROIT (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched five scoreless innings, and the Kansas City Royals kept Detroit's offense quiet again in a 4-0 victory over the Tigers on Sunday. A day after the Royals prevailed 2-1 in a game that took 2 hours, 10 minutes, Duffy (3-1) allowed four hits while striking out ...

Singer sharp, and unearned run lifts Royals over Tigers 2-1

DETROIT (AP) — Brady Singer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of some defensive sloppiness by Detroit in a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. Willi Castro homered for Detroit in the fifth, but that wasn't enough to overcome Kansas City's two ...

Minor sharp as Royals roll to 6-2 win over Mize, Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Minor held Detroit hitless until the fifth inning, and Andrew Benintendi and Ryan O'Hearn homered off Casey Mize to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Friday night. Robbie Grossman went deep for Detroit in the fifth, but by then the Tigers ...

Lowe, Meadows HRs highlight Rays’ 14-7 rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Lowe, Austin Meadows and Mike Zunino homered and the Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 17 hits in a 14-7 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Meadows, Randy Arozarena and Joey Wendle had three hits each, and Manual Margot and Yoshi Tsutsugo had three ...

Rays’ Fleming delivers in home state, TB beats Royals 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Fleming pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kevin Kiermaier led a strong effort from the bottom of Tampa Bay's batting order and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Monday night. Fleming (1-1) struck out three in 5 1/3 innings, getting big cheers ...

Perez’s 2-run shot gives Royals 2-0 win over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tapped his bat twice on the plate to make sure it wasn't cracked, then sent the next pitch he saw from Toronto reliever T.J. Zeuch into the left-field fountains, breaking open a scoreless game and sending the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over the ...

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez’s walk-off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan ...