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Carlos Santana shows his evil ways as Indians beat Royals 10-3

Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana reached base all five times he came to the plate Sunday at Kauffman Stadium — a walk, a hit by pitch, a single, a pair of two-run homers and a single — as the Indians overpowered the Royals 10-3 and snapped Kansas City’s five-game winning streak.

Sam Mellinger

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 to watch baseball on TV

A friend recently asked me how I covered games on TV and whether I found it frustrating; you don’t get to choose what you watch. I said there were advantages to live games—you can see infield and outfield positioning whenever you like—but there were also advantages to watching televised baseball.

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Billy Butler bashes, Jeremy Guthrie battles as Royals beat Indians 7-5

The Royals on Saturday night beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5, and the fifth straight triumph became one of their most satisfying. The five-run deficit was their largest overcome in a victory this season. Kansas City has taken three straight games from the Indians, a team the Royals trailed in the Central Division standing entering the series.

Vahe Gregorian

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is keeping it real

Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy remains a refreshing presence as he breaks through as a major-league pitcher. There is a certain reassurance and inspiration in what is happening now for an appealing and regular guy who just happens to have an extraordinary talent.

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