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Prospects are good when it comes to Royals’ minor-league pitching

Class A Wilmington is where you can see a big part of the pitching future of the Kansas City Royals. Brandon Finnegan, this year’s first-round pick, has set aside hitters with ease. Sean Manaea, the 34th pick overall in 2013, and Miguel Almonte have had a rockier time with the Blue Rocks.

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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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Billy Butler finds his stroke while playing first base

Since Eric Hosmer left the lineup after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch on July 20, Billy Butler has made five starts at first base, and he heated up during the weekend series against Cleveland, going six for nine in the last three games, including two mammoth, game-winning home runs.

How the Royals pitched Carlos Santana; a very hot hitter

In a four-game series Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 9 for 14 while hitting five—that’s right, five—home runs. So why did the Royals keep pitching to him? For the most part, they didn’t; not when it mattered.

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