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Royals Minor League report: Aug. 1

Northwest Arkansas knotted a road series at a game apiece. Christian Binford (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) settled in after two runs scored in the first. 43 more words

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Vargas set to return from DL to take on A's in Oakland

Jason Vargas makes his return to the mound Saturday after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. Saturday will be an exciting day for Jon Lester as well as he debuts with the Athletics after being traded from the Red Sox on Thursday.

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Royals blank A's as Ibanez's homer provides offense

Raul Ibanez hit a fifth-inning solo shot against Oakland starter Sonny Gray to lead Kansas City to a 1-0 victory in the series opener. Jeremy Guthrie retired the first nine batters he faced and finished six shutout innings.

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Raul Ibanez homers to carry Royals past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night. 107 more words

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Hosmer sees hand specialist as KC plays man short

Royals manager Ned Yost said Eric Hosmer’s broken hand is expected to keep him out at least three weeks as he recovers. On Thursday night, Hosmer hurt the third metacarpal of his right hand on a check swing, aggravating an injury he suffered on July 20 when he was hit by a pitch.

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Davis allows first extra-base hit of season

It took four full months, but Royals reliever Wade Davis finally allowed an extra-base hit on Thursday night against the Twins.

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Yost: Melvin doing 'phenomenal job' as A's skipper

Both Royals skipper Ned Yost and A’s manager Bob Melvin had racked up 786 career managerial wins over their 11 respective seasons on the bench, and Yost has a considerable amount of respect for his Oakland counterpart.

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