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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...

Olson's deep homer helps A's rally late to beat Royals 2-1

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson had never hit a ball to the second level of elevated bleachers, even in batting practice. He sure found a timely moment to accomplish the feat, hitting a tying homer leading off the seventh before Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, leading the Oakland...

A's waste late lead to Royals, lead over Tampa Bay down to 1

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland's stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card race. A costly error in the ninth inning by center fielder Ramon Laureano. Manager Bob Melvin's decision to lift...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep KC

Sep. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This time, Wade Miley stared down first-inning adversity. Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's career-best five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game...

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...

David Glass reflects on 20 years as Royals owner

Sep. 14, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass leaned on the Royals dugout rail, talking earnestly with third-base coach Mike Jirschele and clutching a baseball in his hand. It was mid-afternoon, 88 degrees and humid. "But I'm here because where else would you want to be on a Saturday evening but the ballpark?" Glass...

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...

Dozier's homer sends Royals past Giolito, White Sox, 6-3

Sep. 12, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost likes to think his team has moved forward despite its 55-92 record this season. Its recent play vouches for that, at least for now. Hunter Dozier hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the sixth, Jorge Soler had his third homer in two days and the...

Soler hits 2 homers, Royals beat White Sox 8-6

Sep. 12, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City manager Ned Yost believed Jorge Soler would be a great hitter when the Royals traded for the slugger before the 2017 season. Soler is proving Yost right. Soler hit a pair of two-run homers among his career high-matching four hits, leading the Royals to an 8-6 victory over the...

Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3

Sep. 11, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two young sluggers who are considered pillars in the Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan came through with impressive drives on the same night. Eloy Jiménez hit his first career grand slam, Yoán Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals...