Royals beat Tigers 5-2, avoiding sweep and gaining ground in A.L. Central

A two-run triple by Nori Aoki broke a fourth-inning deadlock and vaulted Kansas City ahead. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie dodged and darted through five and a third innings of two-run baseball. Alex Gordon tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to release some tension. With the victory, the Royals shaved Detroit’s lead in the American League Central to a game and a half.


Royals’ Dayton Moore declines to discuss Braves’ GM opening; David Glass says he wouldn’t block interview

With a shakeup happening in his former professional home, Royals general manager Dayton Moore declined comment through a team spokesman on the general managerial opening in Atlanta, where the Braves dismissed Frank Wren on Monday morning. Two years remain on Moore’s contract in Kansas City.


Live updates and stats from Monday’s Royals-Indians games

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Monday’s Royals-Indians games for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. The conclusion of the rain-delayed Aug. 31 game starts at 5 p.m., and the night game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.


Royals, Indians will finish what they started on Aug. 31

For more than three weeks, the Royals and Indians have played their schedules with a extra outcome hanging over them. The Indians led the Royals 4-2 in the 10th inning of a game on Aug. 31 that was suspended by rain. The teams will finish the contest Monday in Cleveland before the beginning of their three-game series.

The Royals’ formula for success: Give the ball to Herrera, Davis and Holland

It’s pretty simple: Get a lead and give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. As you watch the rest of the season, pay attention to what happens in the sixth inning. Thats might be when the ballgame is decided. The Royals are now 61-5 when they have a lead after six innings. Sunday afternoon, the Royals’ formula success worked once again, and they beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.

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