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52-47, 2nd in AL Cent
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Royals add Cahill, option Flynn

Recently acquired RHP Trevor Cahill will be in uniform for Wednesday's game vs. the Tigers, the Royals announced. To make room on the roster, the team optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

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Royals beat Tigers 3-1 for 7th straight victory

Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game and the Kansas City Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

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Gordon makes diving catch while blowing a bubble (0:29)
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Merrifield homers on first pitch of game (0:22)
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The Undefeated

The 50 greatest black athletes: Bo Jackson

The encore to Jackson's Heisman-winning time at Auburn was a two-sport pro career that included All-Star and Pro Bowl selections and eye-popping feats. He checks in at No. 25.

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Perez, Moustakas go back to back in the 12th (0:52)
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Verlander K's nine Royals (0:25)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good move by the Royals to acquire three useful arms from the Padres in starter Trevor Cahill and relievers Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter. The Royals needed pitching depth and they get that in this deal. Matt Strahm is the main talent acquired by the Padres. He's out for the season after knee surgery and has promise as a starter, but given his struggles throwing enough strikes as a reliever with the Royals, his future is probably in the bullpen.

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On this date: Brett goes ballistic over pine tar incident (1:57)
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Separating contenders from pretenders in the pack

These teams might not be in first place (yet), but they're the clubs best equipped to break away in the races for playoff spots and catch division leaders down the stretch.

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Moustakas homers twice as Royals beat White Sox 7-2

Mike Moustakas homered twice, and Salvador Perez, Brandon Moss and Jorge Bonifacio also went deep to lead the Kansas City Royals over the White Sox 7-2 Saturday night, extending Chicago's longest losing streak in two years to eight games.

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Junis returns to KC

The Royals recalled RHP Jake Junis from Triple-A Omaha Saturday, optioning OF Billy Burns down to Omaha in a corresponding roster move. In eight appearances with the Royals this season (six starts), Junis is 2-2 with a 5.66 ERA.

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Worst defensive rookies: Jorge Bonifacio

After a stretch of incredible defensive success over the past few seasons, it seems impossible that the Royals could have a defensive hole in their outfield. But here we are.

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Lamb, Suarez hit dueling dingers

Jake Lamb and Eugenio Suarez each hit two home runs in their game on Thursday. Although Suarez's first was the longest, Lamb got the last laugh as his pair helped the Diamondbacks beat the Reds 12-2.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2013th
Quality Starts4514th
WHIP1.3414th
BAA.25718th
Runs42125th
Batting Average.25121st
On Base Percentage.30429th
Slugging Percentage.41819th

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