Aaron Crow, Royals sunk by Daniel Nava’s grand slam in 8-4 loss to Boston

In the sixth inning of a 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, yet another defeat for a reeling Kansas City club that cannot afford in September, manager Ned Yost handed Crow a jug of gasoline. Crow doused it atop a fire created by starter Jason Vargas, giving up a bases-loaded home run to Boston’s Daniel Nava. With the loss, the Royals fell to a game and a half behind Detroit in the American League Central after the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 earlier Sunday.


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A domestic violence incident involving Ray Rice, a star National Football League player, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell received plenty of public attention last week, deservedly so. We want to hear what you think: Should Rice ever be allowed to play again? Should Goodell be fired? Will you watch fewer NFL games because of the controversy?

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The 1985 Royals: It seems like forever

How long ago was it? Ronald Reagan was president. “The Breakfast Club” was playing in something called a videocassette recorder. New Coke was an instant bust. And a Norwegian band called A-ha reigned atop the pop charts with “Take on Me.”

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Red Sox 8, Royals 4: How the game fell apart in the sixth inning

When you’ve got Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland in your bullpen, the goal is to get through six innings with a lead. If you do that, your odds of winning are very good … 59-3 good. The Royals were one out away from giving the ball to Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning with a lead, but Boston’s Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, the Red Sox took a 7-4 lead and the Royals never got the ball to Herrera.

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