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Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2

In command all evening, Twins starter Phil Hughes promptly unraveled in the sixth inning. He yielded RBI doubles to Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas to allow the Royals to claim the lead and an eventual 3-2 victory. The outburst allowed Kansas City to draw even with Minnesota in the three-game series.

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Since returning from surgery a month ago, Tiger Woods has been disappointed with his play. His next two tournaments, the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, will determine whether his season will continue.

Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2

In command all evening, Twins starter Phil Hughes promptly unraveled in the sixth inning. He yielded RBI doubles to Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas to allow the Royals to claim the lead and an eventual 3-2 victory. The outburst allowed Kansas City to draw even with Minnesota in the three-game series.

Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2

In command all evening, Twins starter Phil Hughes promptly unraveled in the sixth inning. He yielded RBI doubles to Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas to allow the Royals to claim the lead and an eventual 3-2 victory. The outburst allowed Kansas City to draw even with Minnesota in the three-game series.

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Why the Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes got hit in the sixth inning

Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no runs. In the sixth inning, Hughes gave up four hits — three of them doubles — and three runs. So what happened? How could a pitcher be so dominant for five innings, then get whacked all over the yard in the sixth? Probably because it was the third time through the order.

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Why Jarrod Dyson did not pinch-run right away

After the game, Ned Yost said it was not a steal situation. Twins closer Glen Perkins is left-handed, so a runner has a very difficult time getting a jump. Once Perkins does go home, he only takes 1.1 seconds to get the ball there. The average is about 1.4 seconds, so Perkins is very quick to home plate — too quick for Dyson to steal.

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Billy Butler still holds the key for Royals’ success

The team the Royals need to be down the stretch would seem to have include a big bat from designated hitter Billy Butler. Whether they prove to be catalysts of blips, those two game-winning home runs and five RBIs as Butler went six for nine last weekend against Cleveland were potent reminders of the impact he can make.

Royals have a legitimate chance at earning wild-card spot

The last game of the Cleveland series left a bad taste in the Royals’ mouths, but with 58 games left, the team can still turn this season into a happy memory.  They will need to play their best of the season from here on out. But the difference between what’s required and what they’ve shown might not be as big as you’d think.

Royals have a legitimate chance at earning wild-card spot

The last game of the Cleveland series left a bad taste in the Royals’ mouths, but with 58 games left, the team can still turn this season into a happy memory.  They will need to play their best of the season from here on out. But the difference between what’s required and what they’ve shown might not be as big as you’d think.

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Fishing report for July 31

Brent’s best bet: Wilson Lake in central Kansas has produced impressive fishing this week. The stripers are hitting topwater lures early and late where they have been chasing shad. Smallmouth bass also are being caught on crankbaits, plastic bait and minnows in rocky areas. And catfish have been caught on cut bait on the main lake.

Fishing report for July 31

Brent’s best bet: Wilson Lake in central Kansas has produced impressive fishing this week. The stripers are hitting topwater lures early and late where they have been chasing shad. Smallmouth bass also are being caught on crankbaits, plastic bait and minnows in rocky areas. And catfish have been caught on cut bait on the main lake.

Next two weeks are critical for Tiger Woods

Since returning from surgery a month ago, Tiger Woods has been disappointed with his play. His next two tournaments, the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, will determine whether his season will continue.

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