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Timely hitting propels Yordano Ventura and the Royals past the Twins 6-3

Kansas City, whose offensive struggles have been well-documented, capitalized on a four-run seventh inning to overcome a leadoff home run and a pair of costly errors. They defeated Minnesota 6-3 on Thursday night to win their third consecutive series and improve to 55-52.

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Royals, in part because of financial constraints, stand pat at trade deadline as David Price joins Tigers

A lack of financial flexibility plagued the Royals’ front office as it emerged from Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline without an addition. The club intends to stay active in the trade market once players start to clear waivers in the coming days. But there was disappointment in an inability to execute any moves on Thursday. “There was just nothing that really presented itself that we felt would work at the end of the day,” general manager Dayton Moore said.

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Royals can blame themselves for being losers at the trade deadline

The Royals were never going to make a big move before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline Thursday. They were always going to nibble at the corners and dig in their heels with the guys on the roster. Because the Royals are stuck in what is now their new normal — not good enough to expect in the playoffs, and not bad enough to blow up and start over.

Dayton Moore explains why Royals didn’t make deal at trade deadline

Baseball’s non-waiver trading deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon, and the Kansas City Royals did not make a move. General manager Dayton Moore spoke with reporters for about 11 minutes before Thursday’s game, and explained the factors that hampered his ability to make a move. Here is the transcript:

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.

Dayton Moore explains why Royals didn’t make deal at trade deadline

Baseball’s non-waiver trading deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon, and the Kansas City Royals did not make a move. General manager Dayton Moore spoke with reporters for about 11 minutes before Thursday’s game, and explained the factors that hampered his ability to make a move. Here is the transcript:

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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Recap: Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Alcides Escobar's two-run triple broke a tie game in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals upended the Minnesota Twins, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

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