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Royals fans will learn Sunday whether their All-Star ballot-box stuffing was successful

Royals fans gladly stuffed the online ballot box for the 2015 American League All-Star team, and the final update had five Kansas City players — catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon and second baseman Omar Infante — in line to start in the game, which will be played July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Major League Baseball will reveal the A.L. and National League starting lineups Sunday, and Royals fans will know whether their efforts paid off.

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FC Kansas City’s Amy LePeilbet has unique perspective on U.S. Women’s World Cup final matchup

Amy LePeilbet won’t be suiting up for the United States national team vs. Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, but she’s a FC Kansas City teammate of U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn and was on the field the last time the Americans were in the final, in 2011, when Japan won on penalty kicks.

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Royals’ Don Wakamatsu carries lessons learned from grandparents’ ordeal in internment camp

A reaction to an envelope in the mail nearly 30 years ago prompted the beginning of a journey of discovery for Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, whose grandparents lived in and whose father was born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It’s a particularly reflective time for Wakamatsu in the wake of the recent death of his cherished grandmother, Ruth, 97, who will be memorialized Saturday.

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Twins ride fast start to a 5-3 win over the Royals

The good vibes of pregame Independence Day festivities faded fast Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium as the Minnesota Twins jumped on Royals starter Joe Blanton early and won the game 5-3. With the win, the second-place Twins cut Kansas City’s lead in the American League Central to three-and-a-half games and led the four-game series two games to one heading into Sunday’s finale.

Twins ride fast start to a 5-3 win over the Royals

The good vibes of pregame Independence Day festivities faded fast Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium as the Minnesota Twins jumped on Royals starter Joe Blanton early and won the game 5-3. With the win, the second-place Twins cut Kansas City’s lead in the American League Central to three-and-a-half games and led the four-game series two games to one heading into Sunday’s finale.

Twins ride fast start to a 5-3 win over the Royals

The good vibes of pregame Independence Day festivities faded fast Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium as the Minnesota Twins jumped on Royals starter Joe Blanton early and won the game 5-3. With the win, the second-place Twins cut Kansas City’s lead in the American League Central to three-and-a-half games and led the four-game series two games to one heading into Sunday’s finale.

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Saturday’s Royals-Twins lineups, pitching probables and TV info

The Royals play host to the Minnesota Twins in game three of a four-game series tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Right-hander Joe Blanton (2-1, 3.14 ERA) gets the start for Kansas City. The Twins counter with right-hander Mike Pelfrey. First pitch is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on the Fox Network (WDAF-TV, Channel 4 in Kansas City).

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Royals’ Don Wakamatsu carries lessons learned from grandparents’ ordeal in internment camp

A reaction to an envelope in the mail nearly 30 years ago prompted the beginning of a journey of discovery for Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, whose grandparents lived in and whose father was born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It’s a particularly reflective time for Wakamatsu in the wake of the recent death of his cherished grandmother, Ruth, 97, who will be memorialized Saturday.

Royals’ Don Wakamatsu carries lessons learned from grandparents’ ordeal in internment camp

A reaction to an envelope in the mail nearly 30 years ago prompted the beginning of a journey of discovery for Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, whose grandparents lived in and whose father was born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It’s a particularly reflective time for Wakamatsu in the wake of the recent death of his cherished grandmother, Ruth, 97, who will be memorialized Saturday.

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Lorenzo Cain slides home as Royals rally to beat Twins 3-2 in 10 innings

The Royals Lorenzo Cain slid under Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki’s tag Friday as Jarrod Dyson’s chopper to first base produced the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Jeremy Guthrie pitched 7.1 gutsy innings in settling for a no-decision, and AL Central-leading Kansas City ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over second-place Minnesota.

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Lorenzo Cain comes through for Royals

Lorenzo Cain bolted home on a weak chopper to first base in the bottom of the 10th inning and avoided the tag, giving the Royals a 3-2 win Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. It was the Royals’ first walkoff win since Salvador Perez sent them to the AL Division Series in last year’s Wild Card game.