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Royals’ starting rotation continues struggles in 5-0 loss to Indians

Royals lose second straight to first-place Cleveland Indians.

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Royals’ Joakim Soria could be out for 10 to 15 days

The Kansas City Royals on Friday placed relief pitcher Joakim Soria on the 10-day disabled list because of a left oblique injury and recalled right-hander Kevin McCarthy from Class AAA Omaha. Soria was expected to land on the DL after Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that the reliever was pitching through soreness in his lower back and would have a MRI on Thursday.

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How to crack the code when facing a pitcher for the first time

Hitters can struggle with a rookie pitcher because the rookie hasn’t pitched enough to be predictable. The day the Royals faced Paul Blackburn he gave up one run in the first three innings; but while Blackburn was getting Royals hitters out, Royals hitters were learning about Blackburn. By the fourth inning Blackburn’s pitching patterns were becoming clear: he only threw his change-up to left-handed hitters and had a hard time throwing his change-up or curve for a strike.

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How Alex Gordon’s caught stealing against the A’s helps the Royals against the Indians

If a player changes the scouting report, his team can use that to their advantage in the next series. KC Royals outfielder Alex Gordon singled and drove in what turned out to be the winning run Wednesday against the A’s. Then Gordon tried to steal second base and was thrown out. The Royals didn’t want Gordon to get thrown out, but they can still use that failed steal attempt to their advantage.

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Royals manager Ned Yost on Jason Vargas: 'His outing hinged on four pitches'

Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost talked about Jason Vargas' performance Saturday night against Cleveland.
Pete Grathoff The Kansas City Star
Royals manager Ned Yost on Jason Vargas: 'His outing hinged on four pitches' 0:58

Royals manager Ned Yost on Jason Vargas: 'His outing hinged on four pitches'

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas on losing ground to Cleveland 0:40

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas on losing ground to Cleveland

Royals manager Ned Yost: 0:34

Royals manager Ned Yost: "They were better than us tonight"

Four KU walkons were surprised with scholarships at the Royals game. Watch their reaction 1:50

Four KU walkons were surprised with scholarships at the Royals game. Watch their reaction

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