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Royals finish what Ian Kennedy starts in 6-1 victory over Astros

The Royals had horrible starting pitching each of the previous two games and needed to break the habit. Ian Kennedy did just that with seven strong innings. He struck out a season-high 11 as the Royals beat the Houston Astros 6-1. Kendrys Morales hit two solo home runs and Chelsor Cuthbert his a two-run homer.

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Replay: Updates, stats from Saturday night’s Royals-Astros game

Follow along during Saturday's game between the Royals and the Houston Astros for updates from The Star’s sportswriters, editors and photographers. Chris Young takes the mound for the Royals; Mike Fiers gets the start for Houston. First pitch is set for 6:15 p.m. The Fox network (WDAF, Channel 4 in Kansas City) will telecast the game.

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Lorenzo Cain on Royals' 6-1 victory over the Astros 1:10

Lorenzo Cain on Royals' 6-1 victory over the Astros

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros 1:34

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros

Royals lose 13-5 to Astros, Alex Gordon returns and Drew Butera pitches 2:30

Royals lose 13-5 to Astros, Alex Gordon returns and Drew Butera pitches

Royals' Kris Medlen makes rehab start with Omaha 1:39

Royals' Kris Medlen makes rehab start with Omaha

Royals' Alex Gordon returns to lineup after rehab 2:11

Royals' Alex Gordon returns to lineup after rehab

Royals' Volquez says everything was in the middle in 13-4 loss to Astros 1:50

Royals' Volquez says everything was in the middle in 13-4 loss to Astros

Cheslor Cuthbert talks about his game-winning hit 0:46

Cheslor Cuthbert talks about his game-winning hit

Royals' Salvador Perez donating $1 million to Urban Youth Baseball Academy 2:06

Royals' Salvador Perez donating $1 million to Urban Youth Baseball Academy

Rusty Kuntz on what he does to stop outfielders from daydreaming 4:20

Rusty Kuntz on what he does to stop outfielders from daydreaming

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Behind the scenes at the Royals' Hot Dog Derby

The path to the Hot Dog Derby runs from under Kauffman Stadium, behind the Royals' dugout, and to the visiting bullpen, where the notorious ketchup, mustard and relish suits are finally pulled on.
Christian Hardy chardy@kcstar.com
Behind the scenes at the Royals' Hot Dog Derby 2:32

Behind the scenes at the Royals' Hot Dog Derby

Lorenzo Cain on Royals' 6-1 victory over the Astros 1:10

Lorenzo Cain on Royals' 6-1 victory over the Astros

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros 1:34

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros

Royals' Kris Medlen makes rehab start with Omaha 1:39

Royals' Kris Medlen makes rehab start with Omaha