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Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
AL Central Division2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd8th13th5th

Notes, Quotes

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--C Brayan Pena, who has a five-game hitting streak, has homered in back-to-back games. After hitting a three-run homer in the 14th inning Friday, Pena hit another three-run homer Sunday in the fourth inning.

--LHP Danny Duffy is still looking for his first big league victory, but in his past two starts he has left with a lead, only to watch the bullpen unable to hold it. Duffy allowed three runs on five hits in six-plus innings Sunday at Texas.

--RHP Sean O'Sullivan is bothered by biceps tendinitis, but manager Ned Yost said it is not serious. O'Sullivan is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Angels.

--RHP Aaron Crow's ERA nearly doubled Sunday when he gave up a two-run homer to Michael Young in the eighth. Crow had been scored only once in his prior outings before Young's home run. Crow's ERA jumped from 0.70 to 1.33.

--RF Alex Gordon went 0-for-5 Sunday and hitless in his final nine at-bats at Texas. The Royals have lost eight of 11 games since manager Ned Yost moved Gordon to batting leadoff.

8-9 -- Royals' record in series finales.

QUOTE TO NOTE "It was about as much fun as it looked," -- Royals RHP Sean O'Sullivan, after giving up 10 runs on 15 hits, including five home runs, in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a 10-1 loss to the Rangers.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAlex Gordon , LF.280
HRAlex Gordon , LF18
RBIAlex Gordon , LF63
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.355
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.457
RAlex Gordon , LF73
SBJarrod Dyson , CF30
WJames Shields , SP12
ERADanny Duffy , SP2.42
WHIPDanny Duffy , SP1.08
KJames Shields , SP150
SVGreg Holland , RP40
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