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Replay: Updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Rangers game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday’s Royals-Rangers game for live stats and updates from Rustin Dodd, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters, photographers and editors. Yordano Ventura takes the mound for Kansas City; Cole Hamels gets the start for Texas. First pitch is set for 6:15 p.m. Fox Sports 1 will telecast the game.

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Royals, after two ugly losses, must begin to consider selling at trade deadline

The Royals have compared the importance of this home stand to one in late September, in the middle of a playoff race. On Tuesday, manager Ned Yost said it was “go time.” Since then, the Royals have lost two games by a combined score of 18-7. The team’s playoff hopes are now in critical condition, and those words will be read as wildly optimistic by fans disgusted at such an ugly showing.

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Yordano Ventura assesses his injury after loss to Rangers

Yordano Ventura talks about his rib contusion, which he suffered in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
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Yordano Ventura assesses his injury after loss to Rangers 0:26

Yordano Ventura assesses his injury after loss to Rangers

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer 1:09

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain 'progressing nicely' after hamstring injury 0:48

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain 'progressing nicely' after hamstring injury

Royals' Eric Hosmer says White House trip was inspiring 0:11

Royals' Eric Hosmer says White House trip was inspiring