Alcides Escobar comes through as Royals beat Rays 7-1, complete doubleheader sweep

After slumbering through most of the nightcap in Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Royals came alive with a four-run rally in the decisive sixth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Kansas City captured both legs of the two-game set. The Royals broke the deadlock in the sixth when Alcides Escobar emptied the bases with a three-run double.

Sam Mellinger

Paulo Orlando’s walk-off grand slam shows his value to the Royals

Paulo Orlando gave the Royals a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays with his home run in the ninth inning in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium, and he could be Kansas City’s answer in right field if Alex Rios continues to struggle.

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A ruling on how Kansas City’s judges run their courts

The judges asked for it. And now Kansas City’s Municipal Court has received its ruling. The court could become more efficient, serving the public better, if practices were more standardized and courtrooms operated less like silo operations, a creation of each judge’s individualized style, said the report by the National Center for State Courts.

Lewis Diuguid

Missouri economy enjoys green energy growth

Missouri has to continue to plant strong roots in the green economy. A new report from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) shows that nearly 40,000 people in more than 4,400 establishments in the state are employed in green sectors of the economy.

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