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  1. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 3, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    Does anyone want to win the second wild card in the National League?

  4. Mike Trout is the best MVP choice, but . . .

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

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    If you’re going to make the same arguments for him you did the past two years, you may want to re-think things.

  5. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, “M-V-P, M-V-P,” which is fascinating on so many levels.

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  7. Alex Gordon intends to exercise his player option for 2016

    Aug 23, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon could become a free agent after the 2015 season, but the Royals’ outfielder plans to exercise his $12.5 million player option for 2016 instead.

  8. Royals might actually know what they are doing

    Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

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    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 10, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Kansas City Royals — baseball’s hottest team by far — are suddenly back in the thick of the things in the hunt for the American League Central crown.

  11. Erick Aybar named to All-Star team as injury replacement

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is out for the All-Star game because of a wrist injury, so MLB has named Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as his replacement on the American League roster.

  12. Alex Gordon “can’t swing” and will go for MRI exam on wrist

    Jul 9, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

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    Before tonight he’d played in 87 of the Royals’ first 89 games after missing a grand total of six games in the previous two seasons.

  13. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

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    Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  16. Back to the Future

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    For a minute, it’s 1985, and the Royals are in first place. Savor this moment.

  17. Mike Trout is, once again, the best player in baseball

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    It took a little while because he got off to what was for him at least a slow start to the season, but for the third straight year Angels center fielder Mike Trout leads all of baseball in Wins Above Replacement.

  18. Dale Sveum offers his theory on the Royals’ hitting woes

    May 30, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    New Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum offers up a theory on the team’s offensive futility.

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

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    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  20. The Royals still aren’t hitting home runs

    May 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    The Kansas City Royals have hit 14 home runs in their first 36 games this year. That is not just the worst home run rate in baseball by far in 2014, it’s among the worst in recent baseball history.

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 7, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Baseball has been played for 150 years, but a first in Major League history occurred last night.

  22. Alcides Escobar played hurt because the Royals have a weird bench

    Apr 28, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Kansas City has had a weird bench situation all season, including no backup middle infielder currently, which means yesterday starting shortstop Alcides Escobar was in the lineup despite swelling in his knee from being spiked Saturday.

  23. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  24. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  25. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

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