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Kansas City Royals' Trevor Rosenthal (40) reacts with catcher Salvador Perez (13) after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Royals won 5-4. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Salvador Perez has 3 more hits, hot Royals beat Reds 5-4

Aug. 12, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bases loaded, one out, another close game on the verge of slipping away. The strain showed on Mike Matheny's face in the ninth inning — not that anyone could tell. Salvador Perez had three more hits, and Kansas City's bullpen barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati...

Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Votto's double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals 6-5

Aug. 11, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom's pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla.  Just about the only person in the world that seems to be having a good year is Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs quarterback led his team to its first Super Bowl title in 50 years, was the game's MVP, signed a contract that could be worth a half-billion over the next decade and has grown confident enough in himself to speak out about issues that affect society as a whole.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Chiefs star Mahomes having 2020 nobody will soon forget

Aug. 10, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The world is in the grips of the worst pandemic in more than a century, the country is going through the kind of social upheaval unseen in decades, and the vast majority of people would prefer 2020 just grind to an end. Patrick Mahomes might be having the best year of anyone. The...

Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier hits a two-run single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dozier, Singer lead Royals over Twins 4-2 for 3-game sweep

Aug. 9, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his first major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday. The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. The Twins lost...

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...

Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez (13) and Alex Gordon (4) celebrate following a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

Aug. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night. Soler and Salvador Pérez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major league...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Darvish pitches Cubs past Royals 6-1 for 6th straight win

Aug. 6, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs (10-2), who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat. Kris Bryant and...

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, second from left, is taken out of the baseball game by manager David Ross during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kimbrel shaky again, Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row

Aug. 5, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kimbrel took over to begin the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, but struggled again...

American Royal cancels this year's World Series of Barbecue

Aug. 4, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The American Royal will not hold this year's World Series of Barbecue because it could not find a way to make the event safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization announced Tuesday. Glen Alan Phillips, president and CEO of the American Royal Association, said it was...