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Royals' Hosmer Back In Lineup, Vargas Improving
JULY 8: Pitcher Jason Vargas #51 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after being taken out of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a game on July 8, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Hughes shakes off shin injury, set for start against Royals
Left-hander Danny Duffy just seems to get better with every start. The Royals left-hander, who will take the mound Wednesday night against the Twins, has an 0.92 ERA over his last three starts, but he's just 0-2 in that span.
Kings of Kauffman
Late Rally Comes Up Short in Royals 2-1 Loss to Twins
Jul 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields is tended to by a trainer after he was hit by a ball on a ground out by Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Hays Daily News
Royals trade Valencia to Toronto, recall Colon
By dealing for a pair of minor-leaguers in Toronto's system, Royals general manager Dayton Moore attempted to balance his roster, opened the door for a promotion for former first-round pick Christian Colon and delivered a vote of confidence for rebounding third baseman Mike Moustakas.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Trade Deadline: Blue Jays send Liam Hendriks, Erik Kratz to Kansas City Royals
Jul 21, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Erik Kratz receives a late throw to the plate as Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts scores during the Red Sox 14-1 win at Rogers Centre.
Hays Daily News
Cleveland takes Sunday game
In a series in which so little went right for the unpredictable Indians over the first three games, it only made sense that they'd wrap up their exhausting 11-game road trip with a convincing 10-3 win over the Royals in which they seemingly could do no wrong.
Let's Go Tribe
Indians lose ground to Tigers and Royals in AL Central race
A look the action around the division during the final week of the season's first half, with highlights, lowlights, injuries, schedules, and more... The Royals jumped back into second place and gained two games on first-place Detroit.
Royals Rumblings - News for July 28, 2014
At the moment, the Blue Jays hold the second wild card spot and are on pace for 86 wins.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
The Daily Record
Royals rally by Indians
Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Analysis: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus needs to consider sitting Alex Avila against lefties
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is seen in the dugout before the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Detroit on Sunday.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Recap: Kansas City vs. Cleveland
Billy Butler's two-run home run gave the Kansas City Royals a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians in the second of a four-game set.
Indians' Axford gives up 2nd straight winning hit
Billy Butler's two-run, two-out, eighth-inning, pinch-homer off Axford was the difference in the Kansas City Royals' 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night.
Royals Top Indians
Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Minor League Ball
Francisco Pena gives the Royals options at the trade deadline
We don't know if the Royals will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline next week - a lot of that probably has to do with how they fare against the Indians this week, but they do have a 24-year-old catcher in Triple-A Omaha who is having a career year they could move.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians
Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas celebrates with Salvador Perez and other players after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Mike Moustakas helps Royals slide past White Sox 2-1
Major League Baseball outlawed home-plate collisions this past offseason, so Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas slid feet-first toward White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers.
Alcides Escobar, Utility Player
Eric Hosmer would be a great candidate; his defense is overrated compared to defensive metrics despite his Gold Glove, though fans seem to be realistic about his streaky hitting.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Miami Herald
Royals 1B Eric Hosmer scratched with bruised hand
Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, and umpire Kerwin Danley reach out to Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer after he was hit by a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, July 20, 2014.