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Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Soler's 2 homers helps to power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

Aug. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. It didn't happen after either of Soler's two homers Saturday night. Maybe if he didn't just miss on another one that was caught at the warning track. The slugging...

Minnesota Twins' Marwin Gonzalez (9) is congratulated by teammate Ehire Adrianza (13) after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Ryan McBroom's homer lifts Royals to 3-2 win over Twins

Aug. 7, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals won the World Series five years ago with a bullpen that rarely squandered the slimmest of leads. Their reworked relief corps looked awfully similar Friday night. After getting a go-ahead homer from Ryan McBroom in the sixth inning, Greg Holland led a parade of four...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

Aug. 4, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL Central-leading...

Chicago White Sox's Nick Madrigal stands on first base after hitting a single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. It was Madrigal's first major league hit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Madrigal's first 4 big league hits help White Sox top KC 9-2

Aug. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Madrigal was starting to lose sleep after two frustrating games without his first big league hit. Once the top prospect finally got it, they kept right on coming. Madrigal followed his first career hit with three more on Sunday, pacing the Chicago White Sox to a 9-2 romp over...

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Jimenez and catcher Grayson Greiner greet each other after the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tigers rally from early deficit, beat Royals 5-4

Jul. 29, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit's bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, the Tigers' relievers held Kansas City without a...

Detroit Tigers' Christin Stewart looks skyward as he approaches home plate after his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tigers' bullpen sharp in 4-3 win over Royals

Jul. 28, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield launched a three-run shot in the top of the third for Kansas City, but the Tigers answered quickly and...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Dealing ace: Bieber strikes out 14 as Indians win opener 2-0

Jul. 24, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber is only 25, and that hardly seems fair. He's already an All-Star MVP, and it might not be too early to call him an ace. And, he's only getting better. “When I say he makes the glass look half-full, that would be the biggest understatement,” Indians manager Terry...

Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier bats during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals' Dozier tests positive for COVID-19 before exhibition

Jul. 22, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday. The 28-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit 26...

Royals put Junis on IL; RHP missed time because of COVID-19

Jul. 20, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed right-hander Jakob Junis on the injured list Monday to allow him to continue preparing for the upcoming season after he missed the first part of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. The 27-year-old Junis test positive for COVID-19...

A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Dodgers CF Pollock considered skipping season

Jul. 17, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter. The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after daughter Maddie...