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Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.260591903.47
AL Central2nd5th5th1st
American League 4th9th14th3rd

Last Game

Sun, September 14
Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSN Kansas City
Boston Red Sox
at
Kansas City Royals
BOS8Final4KC

Pitching

W: J. Kelly (4-4)
L:
J. Vargas (11-9)

Home Runs

BOS - X. Bogaerts (12),D. Nava (4)  
KC
- E. Hosmer (8)

Schedule

Fri Sep 5
W 1 - 0at NYY
Recap
Sat Sep 6
L 6 - 2at NYY
Recap
Sun Sep 7
W 2 - 0at NYY
Recap
Mon Sep 8
L 9 - 5at DET
Recap
Tue Sep 9
L 4 - 2at DET
Recap
Wed Sep 10
W 3 - 0at DET
Recap
Thu Sep 11
L 6 - 3BOS
Recap
Fri Sep 12
L 4 - 2BOS
Recap
Sat Sep 13
W 7 - 1BOS
Recap
Sun Sep 14
L 8 - 4BOS
Recap
8:10 pm EDT
Today
CHW
Preview
8:10 pm EDT
Tue Sep 16
CHW
8:10 pm EDT
Wed Sep 17
CHW
8:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 19
ESPN2DET
1:05 pm EDT
Sat Sep 20
FOXDET
2:10 pm EDT
Sun Sep 21
TBSDET
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Sep 22
at CLE
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Sep 23
at CLE
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Sep 24
at CLE
8:10 pm EDT
Thu Sep 25
at CHW

Standings

AL
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit71-5883-66
Kansas City66-6281-67
Cleveland66-6276-72
Chicago57-7268-81
Minnesota56-7663-86
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Jason Vargas can't make lead hold up
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

Though Jason Vargas had his struggles on Sunday against the Red Sox, he pitched well enough to hand a one-run lead over to the Royals' bullpen in the sixth inning. He did leave two baserunners on for reliever Aaron Crow to strand, but instead, Crow loaded the bases and then coughed up a decisive grand slam to Daniel Nava. That left Vargas as the losing pitcher in the Royals' 8-4 defeat.

Vargas was charged with five earned runs on four hits (including a three-run homer by Xander Bogaerts) and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. He tied a season high with eight strikeouts.

Heading into his next start with an 11-9 record and 3.41 ERA, Vargas will now face the Tigers on Saturday.

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Royals still undecided about Danny Duffy's next start
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

The Kansas City Star reports that Danny Duffy's recovery from his shoulder injury is going well, as he played catch on Friday and Saturday with no problems. Duffy said he "didn't feel anything" after his session on Saturday, during which he threw from a distance of 125 feet.

However, Royals manager Ned Yost told the Star that, even though Duffy isn't feeling any pain or discomfort in his shoulder, it is only a "possibility" that the lefty takes his scheduled turn in the rotation on Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Josh Willingham sidelined by groin injury
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

After starting as the Royals' designated hitter in the their series opener against the Red Sox on Thursday, Josh Willingham sat out the next two games with a strained groin, and he was out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale.

Royals manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star that Willingham had experienced some improvement over the weekend but will likely be limited to pinch-hitting duties when he returns. Willingham is day to day with the injury.

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Jeremy Guthrie gets back on track with a gem vs. Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie bounced back with a gem Saturday night at home against the Red Sox, improving to 11-11 on the year. He allowed one unearned run on three hits and three hits and one walk while striking out two over eight innings of a 7-1 victory.

Guthrie has allowed only one run or fewer in three of his last five starts. He owns a 4.35 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 30 starts (190 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Detroit.

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Greg Holland fans three in return to action
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals closer Greg Holland returned to action in a low leverage situation Friday night against the Red Sox. Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-2 defeat. He allowed one walk and struck out three in the outing. He owns a 1.57 ERA over 57 1/3 innings of work.

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