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Royals’ win streak halted at 4 in 6-1 loss to Astros

The smoke cleared with each misplaced pitch in the third inning. The mirrors shattered in the wake of the hits unleashed in the third. The Astros exercised patience against Royals starter Joe Blanton, capitalized on mistakes and ejected him from a 6-1 Royals loss midway through the third inning.

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Five Royals left as starters in All-Star Game voting

The final update of American League votes for next month’s All-Star Game was released on Monday, and there are just five Royals in line to start. That, of course, is down from eight starters a mere two weeks ago when baseball fans across the nation cried foul.

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Royals are bloodied, bruised but still keep finding ways to win

This is the Royals right now. Banged up, probably tired, and can’t wait to play again. Oh, and winning. Steady winning. The Royals completed a three-game sweep of the previously hot A’s in Oakland with their center fielder, shortstop and first baseman hurt. Also, closer Greg Holland was unavailable after saves the last two days.

Royals’ win streak halted at 4 in 6-1 loss to Astros

The smoke cleared with each misplaced pitch in the third inning. The mirrors shattered in the wake of the hits unleashed in the third. The Astros exercised patience against Royals starter Joe Blanton, capitalized on mistakes and ejected him from a 6-1 Royals loss midway through the third inning.

Royals’ win streak halted at 4 in 6-1 loss to Astros

The smoke cleared with each misplaced pitch in the third inning. The mirrors shattered in the wake of the hits unleashed in the third. The Astros exercised patience against Royals starter Joe Blanton, capitalized on mistakes and ejected him from a 6-1 Royals loss midway through the third inning.

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Royals are bloodied, bruised but still keep finding ways to win

This is the Royals right now. Banged up, probably tired, and can’t wait to play again. Oh, and winning. Steady winning. The Royals completed a three-game sweep of the previously hot A’s in Oakland with their center fielder, shortstop and first baseman hurt. Also, closer Greg Holland was unavailable after saves the last two days.

Royals are bloodied, bruised but still keep finding ways to win

This is the Royals right now. Banged up, probably tired, and can’t wait to play again. Oh, and winning. Steady winning. The Royals completed a three-game sweep of the previously hot A’s in Oakland with their center fielder, shortstop and first baseman hurt. Also, closer Greg Holland was unavailable after saves the last two days.

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Serena, Sharapova, Venus roll in Wimbledon openers

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Playing her first tennis since capturing the French Open title four weeks ago, Serena Williams was an easy opening-round winner Monday at Wimbledon. Fellow former Wimbledon champs Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams joined Serena in the round of 64.