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Fox Sports KC sets record for August as Royals’ TV ratings continue to soar

The Royals’ TV ratings surge continues. August was the highest-rated month for Royals broadcasts in Fox Sports Kansas City history. The games on FSKC averaged a 13.3 household rating (122,000 households) in the Kansas City market, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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Johnny Cueto has a rough outing in Royals’ 6-5 loss to the Tigers

Tuesday night’s outing continued a troubling pattern for starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, who absorbed his third consecutive loss as a Royal in a 6-5 defeat to the Detroit Tigers. Cueto gave up four runs on nine hits, all in the first four innings.

The K Zone

Royals’ magic number: 20

The Kansas City Royals beat the Tamp Bay Rays on Saturday night, and with that victory and the Minnesota Twins’ 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros, their magic number was reduced to 20.

Vahe Gregorian

Chickenpox among the reasons that Royals acquired ‘battle-tested’ Jonny Gomes

The Royals had long had their eye on Jonny Gomes, whom they acquired Monday from the Braves. They consider him a charismatic leader and pinch-hitter as they prospected for more outfield help after All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon suffered the groin injury that had kept him out for nearly two months before his return on Tuesday. But that interest escalated when right fielder Alex Rios was diagnosed with chickenpox, which is expected to keep Rios out at least two weeks.

Salvador Perez, Miguel Almonte and one too many fastballs

Rookie pitcher Miguel Almonte and catcher Salvador Perez teamed up to throw seven fastballs in a row to Ian Kinsler. Almonte throws in the high 90s, but no matter how hard you throw, big league hitters can dial it up and hit the heater — especially if they see nothing but fastballs. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run and that was the difference in the game.

Salvador Perez, Miguel Almonte and one too many fastballs

Rookie pitcher Miguel Almonte and catcher Salvador Perez teamed up to throw seven fastballs in a row to Ian Kinsler. Almonte throws in the high 90s, but no matter how hard you throw, big league hitters can dial it up and hit the heater — especially if they see nothing but fastballs. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run and that was the difference in the game.

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Judging the Royals

Salvador Perez, Miguel Almonte and one too many fastballs

Rookie pitcher Miguel Almonte and catcher Salvador Perez teamed up to throw seven fastballs in a row to Ian Kinsler. Almonte throws in the high 90s, but no matter how hard you throw, big league hitters can dial it up and hit the heater — especially if they see nothing but fastballs. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run and that was the difference in the game.

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Alex Gordon returns from injury, goes 2-for-3 in Royals’ loss to Tigers

Center fielder Alex Gordon, who hadn’t played for the Royals since injuring a groin muscle July 8, was activated from the disabled list and immediately inserted into the lineup Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. He batted sixth in the Royals’ 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers and added a pair of hits that both figured into Royals runs.