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6/23/2016 | Inbox: Will Royals be active at Trade Deadline?

So, the streaky Royals won eight of nine, then promptly lost two one-run decisions to the Mets. Like we've said since Spring Training, this season likely will be a grind of peaks and valleys. Stay tuned.

6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/22/2016 | Duffy laments fastball that results in homer

As he walked off the mound and toward the Royals' dugout, Danny Duffy had one fastball on his mind. For the most part, the left-hander was solid in the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out eight, but a 97-mph four-seam fastball that Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera drilled over the left-center-field wall in the fifth was the difference in his mind.

6/22/2016 | Mets use clutch HRs to back Thor, edge KC

Uncomfortable elements threatened the Mets all homestand at Citi Field, where the hosts suffered a series sweep over the weekend, then faced the prospect of a two-game set against their American League nemeses: the defending World Series champion Royals. It all seemed plenty daunting until the Mets went out and reversed course with a series sweep of their own, finishing off Kansas City on Wednesday with a come-from-behind, 4-3 win.

6/22/2016 | Volquez, Keuchel square off in ALDS rematch

In a rematch of last year's American League Division Series, the Royals and Astros will begin a three-game set Friday at Kauffman Stadium, with Edinson Volquez matching up against Dallas Keuchel.

6/21/2016 | Royals fall few feet shy of big inning in lone big chance

Three consecutive baserunners to begin the fifth inning Tuesday night had Royals manger Ned Yost thinking of a crooked number on the scoreboard. Instead, the Royals could not capitalize against the Mets' bullpen.

6/21/2016 | Homers, bullpen's 8 2/3 help Mets edge Royals

With Bartolo Colon forced to leave after Whit Merrifield led off Tuesday night's game by ripping a liner off the pitcher's right thumb, Hansel Robles jogged to the mound. Robles and the rest of the Mets' bullpen held strong for 8 2/3 innings, holding Kansas City to six hits to help New York capture the series opener, 2-1.

6/21/2016 | Rested Thor meets Duffy, Royals in matinee

It'll come one day later than expected, but the Royals will grapple with the stiff task of knocking off electric Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

6/21/2016 | Cain down to 5th among AL outfielders in ASG voting

For the first time since weekly updates of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot began, Lorenzo Cain is not in position to start in the outfield of the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/21/2016 | Gordon could be back with Royals this weekend

Manager Ned Yost said that Alex Gordon could return to the Royals' lineup, barring any setbacks, as early as this weekend when the club returns to Kaufmann Stadium to host the Astros.

6/21/2016 | Front office staff help kids at C You camp

On Tuesday, when the Royals were in New York, preparing to take on the Mets for a two game series, members of the Royals front office gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., in conjunction with the C You in the Major Leagues Foundation.

6/21/2016 | Royals release veteran Infante

The Royals announced on Tuesday that they have requested Unconditional Release Waivers on Omar Infante. Should he go unclaimed, he will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday and is free to sign with any team.

6/21/2016 | Aiken, Alvarez among top prospect performers Monday

Indians No. 4 prospect Brady Aiken was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.

6/21/2016 | Betts takes lead in 4-way charge for third OF spot in AL

Mookie Betts of the Red Sox has moved into the third starting American League outfield spot as that race tightened in the past week, and the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is also making a big charge despite going on the disabled list with an injured right big toe, as a mere 133,097 votes separate four candidates for that final spot as we hit the homestretch of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

6/20/2016 | Pipeline preview: Cards' Weaver aims to remain unbeaten for Springfield

Cardinals No. 3 prospect Luke Weaver looks to move to 4-0 for Double-A Springfield in a matchup against Tulsa on MiLB.TV at 8:05 p.m. ET.

6/20/2016 | Tweak in hitting mechanics key to Merrifield's success

Royals rookie sensation Whit Merrifield knew his baseball career was at a crossroads last October.

6/19/2016 | With father in mind, Young shines vs. Tigers

Father's Day carries special meaning for many, and Chris Young is no exception. A father of three, Young made his second straight Father's Day start on Sunday, when the Royals topped the Tigers, 2-1, in 13 innings.

6/19/2016 | Cuthbert the hero for Royals in extras

Cheslor Cuthbert singled in the winning run with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 13th inning off Tigers left-hander Kyle Ryan to lead the Royals to a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

6/19/2016 | Royals return to Citi Field for WS rematch with Mets

The defending World Series champions are heading back to the scene of the crime. After defeating the Mets in five games in the Fall Classic last year, the Royals make their first trip back to Citi Field.

6/19/2016 | Flood of Father's Day emotions for Volquez

It's been almost eight months for Edinson Volquez. They've been eight great months. They've been eight very difficult months. They're eight months he'll never forget, and eight months he'll be reminded of once again when a whirlwind of emotions hits him on Father's Day -- the first such holiday without his dad.

6/19/2016 | Royals nearly unbeatable at Kauffman

The rest of Major League Baseball has limited options on this issue, but the available evidence says that it is advisable to play the Kansas City Royals anywhere but Kauffman Stadium.

6/18/2016 | Kendrys making big impact in Royals' lineup

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is in the midst of a compete turnaround. Morales went 4-for-5 with five RBIs in a 16-5 win over the Tigers on Saturday night, raising his on-base percentage for the series to .714.

6/18/2016 | Zimmermann aiming to get on track against Young, KC

Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (9-3, 3.46 ERA) will square off against Royals righty Chris Young (2-6, 6.15) in the finale of this four-game series on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

6/18/2016 | Royals use 21-hit attack for blowout of Tigers

Rookie Whit Merrifield had three hits and drove in four runs, and Kendrys Morales had four hits and five RBIs in the Royals' 16-5 rout of the Tigers on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

6/18/2016 | Gordon set to begin rehab assignment

Alex Gordon is taking the next step toward returning from the scaphoid bone fracture in his right wrist that has sidelined him since a scary foul-territory collision with Mike Moustakas on May 22. The Royals' left fielder will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday, the team announced on Saturday.

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