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Canha hit in 11th, A's edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off. Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...

Cole wins 17th, Springer's HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Sep. 14, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — George Springer turned a night of frustration into a ninth-inning celebration. Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis

Sep. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara is providing a little optimism for Marlins fans during another frustrating season. Alcantara became the first Marlins pitcher with two shutouts in his rookie season since Dontrelle Willis, and Miami beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 Sunday. "You've seen the same thing you saw...

McBroom doubles twice to lead Royals over Marlins

Sep. 7, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan McBroom continues to produce in his first week with the Kansas City Royals. McBroom doubled twice and had three RBI to help the Royals beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night. "It's been so exciting and truly a-dream-come-true," said McBroom, who is hitting .375 with four RBI since...

Soler eclipses KC home run record, Royals beat Tigers

Sep. 4, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler got Kansas City going with a record-breaking home run before Ryan O'Hearn ended the game with one swing of his bat. Soler eclipsed the franchise home run mark with his 39th homer of the season and O'Hearn hit a pinch-hit, game-ending home run in the bottom of the ninth...

Kepler's 8th-inning single leads Twins over Tigers 4-3

Sep. 2, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' path to the playoffs is getting a boost on the road. Max Kepler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL Central-leading Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday. The Twins have gone 6-1 in the first seven games of a 10-game road trip. They...

Mondesi has big game in return from IL as Royals top O's 6-4

Sep. 1, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi looked anything but rusty in his return to the lineup. The speedy shortstop matched career highs with four hits and three stolen bases after coming off the injured list Sunday, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. "He was...

Semien scores, has RBI as A's shut down Royals 2-1

Aug. 28, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A day after their highest scoring output of the season, the Oakland Athletics had to rely on their pitching to pull out another win. Fiers and three Oakland relievers combined to shut down the Kansas City Royals and Marcus Semien provided just enough early offense in a 2-1 victory...