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Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Marlins game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Wednesday’s Royals-Marlins game for live stats and updates from Rustin Dodd, The Star’s Royals beat writer and other sportswriters and editors. Ian Kennedy takes the mound for Kansas City; Jose Fernandez gets the start for Miami. First pitch is set for 6:10 p.m. Central. Fox Sports Kansas City will telecast the game.

Judging the Royals

Why Danny Valencia punched Billy Butler, and why it needed to be reported

After punching Billy Butler, Danny Valencia didn’t want to talk about it and said what happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse, but this time it didn’t. Players deserve privacy, but what they do on the field is public. And once private behavior affects what happens on the field, and punching a teammate in the head and putting him on the concussion list would seem to qualify, players need to respect the job reporters have to do: report on the team.

Videos

Royals' Danny Duffy on latest win: 'Just battle'

Danny Duffy allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings as the Royals won their eighth straight in a 2-1 win over the Twins. Duffy, 11-1, won his 10th straight decision.
Rustin Dodd The Kansas City Star
Royals' Danny Duffy on latest win: 'Just battle' 1:38

Royals' Danny Duffy on latest win: 'Just battle'

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Danny Duffy, eight-game winning streak 1:25

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Danny Duffy, eight-game winning streak

KU's Frank Mason warms up for first pitch at the K 0:44

KU's Frank Mason warms up for first pitch at the K

Royals' Danny Duffy is in the middle of his best season 0:59

Royals' Danny Duffy is in the middle of his best season