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Billy Burns’ sacrifice fly in the 11th lifts Royals to 4-3 win over the Twins

The Royals, 80-77, have five games left in the regular season and trail Baltimore by five games for the second American League wild-card berth. In other words, a nearly inevitable finish — in which Major League Baseball crowns a new champion in 2016 — was halted by Burns’ sacrifice fly in a game that saw 17 pitchers toe the rubber.

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday. He was 93.

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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman takes Royals batting practice

The Kansas City Royals invited NASCAR driver Ryan Newman to take batting practice before Tuesday's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins.
John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman takes Royals batting practice 2:27

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman takes Royals batting practice

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees 2:45

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees

Royals' Dillon Gee out for season after developing blood clots 0:56

Royals' Dillon Gee out for season after developing blood clots

Oak Mites' Bite: Within hours 'I was itching like crazy' 0:43

Oak Mites' Bite: Within hours 'I was itching like crazy'