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2016 Schedule
65-60, 3rd in AL Cent
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Cain drives in lone run to propel Royals (0:19)

Lineup: Royals (64-60) vs. Marlins (65-59)

  • 1. Paulo Orlando, CF (R)
  • 2. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B (R)
  • 3. Lorenzo Cain, RF (R)
  • 4. Eric Hosmer, 1B (L)
  • 5. Salvador Perez, C (R)
  • 6. Alex Gordon, LF (L)
  • 7. Alcides Escobar, SS (R)
  • 8. Raul Mondesi, 2B (S)
  • 9. Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Is Wade Davis' injury a concern?

Davis has been out since July 28 with a right forearm strain and is moving closer to a return. He'd surely give the Royals, who have pushed their way back into playoff contention, a lift once he's back from the disabled list. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Jason Vargas nears major league return

Jason Vargas was called up to Triple-A on Monday as he continues his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. The team expects Vargas to be on the major league roster in September. The Kansas City Star

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Is a Royal baseball's fastest player?

When it comes to speed, Kansas City has two of the game's best options in Jarrod Dyson and Billy Burns. That said, Keith Law opines that another player on the Royals' 40-man roster could be faster than both. Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)

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Royals must cure road woes (0:53)
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Royals hold steady in Power Rankings

The Royals have won eight in a row and 13 of 15 to suddenly get back in the wild-card race, but our voters aren't budging just yet. Another big week could go a long way toward changing their minds. Week 20 Power Rankings

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Danny Duffy keeps his streak going

Duffy won his 10th straight decision on Sunday and has now gone 14 straight starts without a loss. That ties Rich Gale (1980) for the longest streak in a single season in Royals history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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BBTN: Cardinals' Chances, Cy Young Races

Keith Law talks to Jerry Crasnick & Joe Sheehan about where the Cards & Royals stand down the stretch, who has an edge in the Cy Young races & more. Plus, Todd Radom's trivia.

Stats & Info

Tough road ahead for rallying Royals

Wins in 13 of their last 15 games have put the Royals (64-60) back into the playoff picture. Their upcoming schedule won't be so easy, though. They are slated to face four consecutive teams with winning records.

Stats & Info

Close race for the AL wild card

The Red Sox and Orioles currently hold the top two spots, but the Mariners, Tigers and Royals aren't far behind. With Boston only a half-game back in the East, the Blue Jays are also in the picture.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A week and a half ago we declared the Royals dead. But after sweeping the Tigers and now the Twins they've won eight in a row to climb 4 games back of the second wild card. The odds are still long with three teams ahead of them (and the Yankees also 4 back), but this could be reminiscent of 2014, when they surged out of nowhere to win a wild card.

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Ian Kennedy keeps his groove going

Kennedy has allowed no more than one run in each of his last five starts dating back to July 30. Only one other Royals pitcher had a streak of five consecutive starts with at least six innings pitched and allowing zero runs or one run, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Larry Gura had a run of five such starts for K.C. in 1981.

Royals winning in consistent fashion

For the fourth straight game, Kansas City allowed only one run to its opponent and it came on a solo homer. No other team in MLB history has had a streak like that in four straight games, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

The ball was flying out of Camden Yards on Thursday, as the Orioles and Astros combined for eight home runs. Chris Davis' 438-foot blast -- the second of two homers -- paced the majors, while Alex Bregman and Manny Machado also made the list.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs495Tied-25th
Batting Average.2647th
On Base Percentage.31321st
Slugging Percentage.40025th
Earned Run Average4.0512th
Quality Starts56Tied-16th
WHIP1.3012th
BAA.2509th

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