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Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2

In command all evening, Twins starter Phil Hughes promptly unraveled in the sixth inning. He yielded RBI doubles to Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas to allow the Royals to claim the lead and an eventual 3-2 victory. The outburst allowed Kansas City to draw even with Minnesota in the three-game series.

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Billy Butler still holds the key for Royals’ success

The team the Royals need to be down the stretch would seem to have include a big bat from designated hitter Billy Butler. Whether they prove to be catalysts of blips, those two game-winning home runs and five RBIs as Butler went six for nine last weekend against Cleveland were potent reminders of the impact he can make.

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Royals’ offense goes lifeless in 2-1 loss to Minnesota Twins

On the doorstep of the final two months of their most highly anticipated season in 20 years, the Royals offered up one of their worst performances of the season Tuesday night in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Kansas City lineup managed a mere two hits and never advanced a runner to third base in Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson’s seven innings.

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Royals exploring all options as July 31 trade deadline approaches

The list of players the KC Royals may be looking at includes Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, Boston starter John Lackey, San Diego starter Ian Kennedy, Philadelphia reliever Antonio Bastardo and Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller. The Royals also have had interest in Phillies players like outfielder Marlon Byrd, starter A.J. Burnett, first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley — but appear to have backed off.

Recap of baseball’s trade deadline in tweets

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Thursday, and one deal that was struck in the morning was a doozy: the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Near the deadline, Detroit landed Rays left-hander David Price in a three-team deal. Check here for the latest moves on what has been an active day of trades.

Why the Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes got hit in the sixth inning

Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no runs. In the sixth inning, Hughes gave up four hits — three of them doubles — and three runs. So what happened? How could a pitcher be so dominant for five innings, then get whacked all over the yard in the sixth? Probably because it was the third time through the order.

Recap of baseball’s trade deadline in tweets

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Thursday, and one deal that was struck in the morning was a doozy: the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Near the deadline, Detroit landed Rays left-hander David Price in a three-team deal. Check here for the latest moves on what has been an active day of trades.

Why the Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes got hit in the sixth inning

Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no runs. In the sixth inning, Hughes gave up four hits — three of them doubles — and three runs. So what happened? How could a pitcher be so dominant for five innings, then get whacked all over the yard in the sixth? Probably because it was the third time through the order.

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