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Last Game

Thu, August 27
Kauffman Stadium
TV: MLB Network
Baltimore Orioles
at
Kansas City Royals
BAL3Final5KC

Pitching

W: Y. Ventura (9-7)
L:
C. Tillman (9-9)

Home Runs

BAL - R. Flaherty (6)  
KC
- P. Orlando (5)

Schedule

Sun Aug 16
W 4 - 3LAA
Recap
Tue Aug 18
W 3 - 1at CIN
Recap
Wed Aug 19
W 4 - 3at CIN
Recap
Thu Aug 20
L 4 - 1at BOS
Recap
Fri Aug 21
L 7 - 2at BOS
Recap
Sat Aug 22
W 6 - 3at BOS
Recap
Sun Aug 23
W 8 - 6at BOS
Recap
Mon Aug 24
W 8 - 3BAL
Recap
Tue Aug 25
W 3 - 2BAL
Recap
Wed Aug 26
L 8 - 5BAL
Recap
2:10 pm EDT
Today
W 5 - 3BAL
Recap
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Aug 28
at TB
6:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 29
at TB
1:10 pm EDT
Sun Aug 30
at TB
8:10 pm EDT
Tue Sep 1
DET
8:10 pm EDT
Wed Sep 2
DET
8:10 pm EDT
Thu Sep 3
DET
8:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 4
CHW
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Sep 5
CHW
2:10 pm EDT
Sun Sep 6
CHW

Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Kansas City65-4378-49
Minnesota57-5065-62
Cleveland48-5860-66
Detroit51-5660-67
Chicago50-5559-66
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Royals SP Yordano Ventura powers past Orioles
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

It took about four months, but Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura has finally found himself on the mound. The Orioles paid for it Thursday.

Ventura was dealing. He racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six shutout innings. He allowed just two hits and walked four in raising his record to 9-7.

He walked two and struck out the side in the first, then really settled down. He retired seven in a row at one point and 10 of the last 12 batters he faced.

Ventura has given up just three runs over his last 25 innings and has won his last five decisions. His ERA has shrunk to 4.41, its lowest point since May 31.

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Royals' Wade Davis gets save Tuesday with Greg Holland out
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Royals reliever Wade Davis picked up his 12th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Orioles. Davis made quick work of the Orioles in the ninth inning, needing just 13 pitches to retire the side in order.

Davis was pitching in place of regular closer Greg Holland, who is dealing with a sore arm. Manager Ned Yost indicated that Holland should be available for Wednesday's game, according to the Kansas City Star

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Royals SP Danny Duffy keeps Orioles in check in victory Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy missed a quality start by one out on Tuesday, but he still picked up his seventh win of the season in the 3-2 victory over the Orioles. Duffy went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five, throwing 59 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

Duffy (7-6, 4.13 ERA) allowed both of his runs to score in the fourth inning, thanks to a pair of RBI singles. 

The left-hander is now 3-1 with a 3.67 ERA over his last five outings.

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Royals SP Kris Medlen rewarded with win in first start since 2013
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Royals comeback kid Kris Medlen pitched well Monday in his first start since Tommy John surgery. He even got a bonus.

The bonus was a victory, courtesy of a huge offensive explosion after he had thrown his last pitch. Medlen allowed three runs on five hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts.

Such a result did not appear likely after he surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Jones in the first, but he settled down thereafter and retired the last seven batters he faced.

Medlen had tossed 11 consecutive shutout innings heading into the outing.

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Mike Moustakas has four-RBI day for Royals
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 3 for 5 with three extra-base hits in Sunday's win over Boston. 

Moustakas homered for the second time in three games and added two doubles. He drove in a season-high four runs on the game. 

Moustakas' eight total bases were the most since he also had eight in a four-hit game on May 15. 

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RLorenzo Cain , CF78
SBLorenzo Cain , CF24
WEdinson Volquez , SP11
ERAJohnny Cueto , SP2.94
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