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Salvador Perez stays in Royals’ lineup despite knee injury

The elements appeared in place for a night off for Royals catcher Salvador Perez. He had tweaked his right knee the night before. His replacement, Erik Kratz, boomed two homers in his absence. As the club slogs through a pennant race, the health of their backstop is crucial. Yet Perez occupied his customary place in the team’s lineup at Coors Field.

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

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday night’s Royals-Rockies game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. Central on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Replay: Tweets from Monday’s Royals-Twins game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during tonight’s Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. Central.

Royals 6, Twins 4: How a walk broke the game open

With one down in the fifth inning, Twins pitcher Trevor May walked Alcides Escobar, and that was the turning point in the game. With a runner on first base May started pitching with a "slide step" delivery. Pitchers try to get the ball to home plate more quickly by barely lifting their front foot and sliding that foot toward the plate, but some pitchers have trouble throwing strikes while slide stepping. Fortunately for the Royals, Trevor May appeared to be one of those pitchers.

Royals are featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Remember this day, Royals fans. The Royals are on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated, which can mean many things. One, they’re jinxed. You’ve heard about the SI jinx, right? Two, it’s the start of a new chapter in Royals history.

Royals 6, Twins 4: How a walk broke the game open

With one down in the fifth inning, Twins pitcher Trevor May walked Alcides Escobar, and that was the turning point in the game. With a runner on first base May started pitching with a "slide step" delivery. Pitchers try to get the ball to home plate more quickly by barely lifting their front foot and sliding that foot toward the plate, but some pitchers have trouble throwing strikes while slide stepping. Fortunately for the Royals, Trevor May appeared to be one of those pitchers.

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