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2017 Schedule
36-36, 3rd in AL Cent
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Royals never give up in the ninth (1:11)
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Merrifield's double completes wild Royals comeback (0:39)
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Royals DFA '15 World Series pitcher Young

Chris Young was designated for assignment by the Royals after allowing 47 hits, including seven home runs, and 18 walks in 30 innings.

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Royals sign Feliz, DFA Young

The Royals announced the signing of former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz to a major league deal Friday. Feliz, who has a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings this year, was released by the Brewers earlier this week. In a corresponding move, veteran RHP Chris Young was designated for assignment after three seasons with Kansas City.

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Inside Heat: Dodd On Future Of KC's Core

Buster Olney talks to Rustin Dodd of The KC Star about the Royals' strategy with their veteran players, the club's future if there is a fire-sale and more.

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Perez slam puts KC over the top

Royals C Salvador Perez launched his first career grand slam during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game vs. the Red Sox, turning a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 victory. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Perez is just the second player in franchise history to turn a deficit into a lead with a grand slam in eighth inning or later. Frank White accomplished the feat against Rich Yett and the White Sox on May 15, 1986.

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ESPYS: Vote for Best Play

Jarrod Dyson's catch off the wall faces Mario Mandzukic's UEFA Final goal in the first round of voting. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals 6, Red Sox 4: With Craig Kimbrel sitting in the bullpen, the Red Sox imploded in the eighth inning to drop the rubber game of a three-game series. Matt Barnes and Robby Scott teamed up to walk the bases loaded before Scott gave up a grand slam to Salvador Perez. The Red Sox finished their six-game trip to Houston and Kansas City with a 3-3 record.

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Salvador Pérez hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to put the Royals ahead of the Red Sox 6-4. Pérez is the first Royals player with a grand slam in the eighth inning or later with his team trailing since Frank White, who did it against the Indians in May 1986.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 8, Royals 3: For the first time all season, Boston is alone atop the AL East. Chris Sale cruised for 8-1/3 innings, retiring 19 batters in a row before giving up two runs in the ninth. The Red Sox got three hits from Chris Young and two apiece from Xander Bogaerts, Sandy Leon and Deven Marrero, recalled Thursday from Triple-A to take third baseman Pablo Sandoval's place.

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Hosmer takes the lead at first

The Royals' Eric Hosmer has leaped the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and the A's Yonder Alonso for most 1B votes in the latest AL All-Star update. If the lead holds up, Hosmer would be the third Royal to earn consecutive fan elections, joining George Brett and Salvador Perez.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Adams has done a great job filling in for Freddie Freeman in Atlanta (slugging .658 with the Braves), but once Freeman returns there may not be room for him. With today's pitcher-heavy rosters, it's hard to carry a 1B-only bench player. How about a trade to the Astros, where Carlos Beltran hasn't been that good, or the Royals, who could use a DH?

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Monday's longest home runs

Eric Hosmer led the way with his second-longest homer of the year. Meanwhile, Houston's Jake Marisnick made the top five for the second consecutive day.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals 4, Red Sox 2: Break up the Royals. Kansas City won for the eighth time in nine games to scuttle Boston's chance of taking sole possession of first place in the AL East. The Sox went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals, who scored two runs in the seventh on Drew Butera's triple and RBI singles by Whit Merrifield and Lorenzo Cain.

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Mike Moustakas on hearing his name come up in rumors as possible trade candidate: "I don't even pay attention to any of that stuff. I'm a Kansas City Royal. I'm going to be a Kansas City Royal until I'm told otherwise. Go out there every single day and try to help win a ballgame for this team." Described Royals as "more like a family than anything," but stopped short of saying he'd prefer to stay when he becomes eligible for free agency this winter.

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Power Rankings: Royals rising

The Royals, owners of the best record in the AL since June 1, are creeping back into the division and wild-card races.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2212th
Quality Starts35Tied-9th
WHIP1.3619th
BAA.25921st
Runs28728th
Batting Average.24424th
On Base Percentage.29929th
Slugging Percentage.40225th

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