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2017 Schedule
76-79, 3rd in AL Cent
5h

Giolito, Garcia lead White Sox past fading Royals 8-1

Rookie right-hander Lucas Giolito pitched seven strong innings and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs with his 18th homer and a double to lead the Chicago White Sox past the fading Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Sunday.

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Cain chips away at White Sox's lead with homer (0:17)
10h

Royals keep wild card hopes alive with 8-2 win over Chisox

Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive.

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Gordon just hits one out (0:18)
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2d

Yost plans return as Royals manager in 2018

Ned Yost says he plans to return for 2018, the final season on his contract and his ninth with the Royals. Yost has the most wins among Kansas City managers with 624.

2d

Davidson, Moncada lead White Sox over Royals 7-6

Matt Davidson drove in three runs with his 26th homer and a double, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run drive and the Chicago White Sox overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Friday night.

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? New home run king in Kansas City

If you can mention Bye Bye Balboni, you have to do it. Mike Moustakas broke Steve Balboni's franchise record for homers in a season Wednesday, but it was a grind getting to the record-setting blast.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the most cherished team record in sports was broken tonight. That's right, Steve Balboni's Royals record of 36 home runs in a season, set back in the World Series year of 1985, is no more. Mike Moustakas hit his 37th -- his first since September 1 and just his second since August 15 -- to finally pass up Balboni. May the man they called Bye Bye Balboni forever remain a Royals legend.

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Can the Twins hold off the Angels?

The Yankees are all but locked into a wild-card spot, while the Twins have a significant advantage over the Angels despite losing four of five. The Rangers' two-game win streak is probably too little, too late, while losing streaks by the Mariners (four games) and Royals (three) have just about sunk them.

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Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th HR in MLB this season. That sets an MLB record for HR in a season, breaking the mark previously set in 2000.

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Buster Olney

Olney -- Free agent stock watch: Eric Hosmer

Hosmer will be far and away the best option at his position this winter, but there will be many, many other first-base types available if teams choose to shy away from the 27-year-old's asking price.

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7dDan Szymborski

Eric Hosmer could see bigger payday with big October

If all you knew about this year's free agents was their 2017 stat line, you'd expect Hosmer to earn a large payday fairly easily. But a couple of "buts" stand out for the first baseman.

8d

Indians take Central after Lindor's 'extra' efforts

Francisco Lindor hit an RBI double and the Indians bounced back after having their record streak stopped at 22 to beat the Royals 8-4 before later clinching the AL Central title with the Twins' loss to the Blue Jays.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Standing ovation for the Cleveland Indians as their historic consecutive wins streak ends at 22 games, a new AL record.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yes, Francisco Lindor is at the plate, once again, bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, with Indians down by one run.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Royals reliever Mike Minor 3 outs away from stopping the Indians winning steak at 22-games. KC 4-3 Cleveland, bottom of the 9th inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Lorenzo Cain gives the Royals a 4-3 lead over the Indians in the 6th inning with an RBI single. It's only the 4th time since 8/24 (start of their historic 22-game winning streak) that Indians pitchers have given up 4+ runs.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5720th
Quality Starts61Tied-22nd
WHIP1.3819th
BAA.26422nd
Runs68022nd
Batting Average.2618th
On Base Percentage.31327th
Slugging Percentage.42220th