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Luis Patiño strong in return, Rays beat Royals 7-1

Aug. 18, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño pitched strongly into the sixth inning, Yandy Díaz drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay, which is tied with Toronto for the second AL wild card, has won five of six. ...

Mahle exits early; Twins beat Royals 4-0 for 3-game sweep

Aug. 17, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Emilio Pagán pitched two scoreless innings after Tyler Mahle departed with right shoulder fatigue, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Jose Miranda homered for Minnesota, which is fighting with Cleveland...

Gray fans 10, Urshela 4 hits as Twins blank Royals 9-0

Aug. 16, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and Gio Urshela had four hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday night. Gilberto Celestino homered and Luis Arraez picked up three more hits to raise his MLB-best batting average...

Dodgers' 12-game win streak ends; Singer, Royals blank LA

Aug. 14, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Singer pitched six dominant innings and the Kansas City Royals ended the Dodgers' 12-game winning streak, blanking Los Angeles 4-0 Sunday. A day after hitting six home runs in a romp, the Dodgers were held to just two hits. The Dodgers...

Muncy, Betts homer, Dodgers beat KC for 12th straight win

Aug. 13, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Muncy had a homer and four RBIs, Mookie Betts hit his team-leading 26th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 13-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Muncy went 4 for 5, including his 14th...

No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managers

Aug. 11, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila. Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave...

Greinke helps Royals beat Cease, White Sox 5-3

Aug. 11, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zack Greinke worked out of trouble to hold Chicago scoreless into the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat Dylan Cease and the White Sox 5-3 on Thursday. Greinke allowed nine hits but didn’t walk a batter, striking out five while throwing 95...

Royals rookie Melendez delivers in 8-3 win over White Sox

Aug. 11, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to send the Kansas City Royals past the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night. Melendez and Salvador Perez both had three hits and two RBIs for the Royals. Kyle Isbel drove in two runs and scored...

Minus All-Star SS Anderson, White Sox split twinbill with KC

Aug. 09, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lenyn Sosa hit his first major league home run and Yoan Moncada also connected as the Chicago White Sox, minus injured All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson, beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. The Royals won the first game 4-2....

Melendez posts 6-RBI game as Royals smash Red Sox 13-5

Aug. 07, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 13-5 on Sunday. The rookie Melendez blasted it an estimated 406-feet to right field which bounced into the...