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Dozier's 3-run homer sends Bailey, Royals over Twins 6-1

Jun. 23, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning Sunday, made a couple of...

Cron's 10th-inning single helps Twins get past Royals

Jun. 22, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Twins encountered a brief roadblock en route to another win over the Royals. C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Minnesota beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday after blowing a 3-0 lead in the eighth. "It was a good team win, for sure," Cron...

Gordon, Sparkman lead Royals past Twins, Odorizzi 4-1

Jun. 21, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don't know why they've been able have success against Jake Odorizzi. Alex Gordon had a two-run double and Lucas Duda added an RBI single as the Royals jumped on Odorizzi in the first inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Thursday night. Odorizzi has given up...

Merrifield has 2 HR, 6 RBIs to lift Royals over Mariners 9-0

Jun. 19, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals piling up the runs, Homer Bailey went on a mission Tuesday night. Merrifield had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Bailey worked into the eighth inning with 121 pitches and the Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 9-0. The Royals jumped on...

Soler's homer helps Royals snap Seattle skid with 6-4 win

Jun. 18, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It might be because he's never received enough of a chance, but until this year, Jorge Soler has never been lumped in with the game's top power hitters. Maybe it's time to add him to the list. Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas City...

Garver's homer backs Gibson in Twins' 2-0 win over Royals

Jun. 15, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stepping into the batter's box in the eighth inning, Mitch Garver was thinking home run. So were his teammates, with four players in the dugout predicting Garver would hit one. Garver knew he had to step out and reset. His teammates sat back and enjoyed their prognostication. Garver's...

Lopez HR helps KC beat Tigers 7-3 in 1st MLB game in Omaha

Jun. 14, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez couldn't have imagined a better homecoming to Omaha. The rookie hit his first major league home run in the stadium where he played college ball, starting the Kansas City Royals' scoring in a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the first big league regular...

Tigers, Royals meet and relive college memories at CWS home

Jun. 13, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last time Detroit Tigers teammates Brandon Dixon and Grayson Greiner were at TD Ameritrade Park, they were on opposing teams in the 2012 College World Series finals. Dixon's tiebreaking double in the ninth inning produced a national championship for the Arizona over South Carolina....

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After loading the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning, the Detroit Tigers mustered only one run. That was all they needed. Brandon Dixon hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly off reliever Jake Diekman that sent Detroit past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. "The guy...

Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers 12-2

Jun. 9, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won't need many runs to win games. Sunday, they took care of that in a hurry. Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Twins connected four times in all to rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2. "The way Jake is pitching...