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Jose Miranda snaps slump, guides Twins past Royals

Jose Miranda snaps slump, guides Twins past Royals

Rookie Jose Miranda had two hits, including a two-run double in the eighth to provide a three-run cushion, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-4 Friday night.Miranda came into the contest, which was the opener of a three-game series, in an 0-for-20 skid.The Twins are now 20-3 when scoring first this season.Devin Smeltzer (1-0) allowed one run on five hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings for the win. He didn't strike out a batter, but he got in front of most of the hitters he faced.Emilio Pagan earned his sixth save in seven chances despite allowing a run in the ninth inning. He struck out Andrew Benintendi with the tying run on base to end the game.Daniel Lynch (2-3) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, and it took him 90 pitches to get that far. He allowed four runs on five hits while striking out two and walking two.The Twins scored in the first inning before Lynch could record an out. He walked Byron Buxton on four pitches to lead off the game, and Carlos Correa and Kyle Garlick followed with singles. Garlick's hit scored Buxton.With one out, Lynch grooved an 86 mph slider that Gary Sanchez hit for double to left, scoring Correa. Gio Urshela's sacrifice fly drove home Garlick.The Royals got one back in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Witt Jr., knocking in Whit Merrifield.
Luis Robert drives in 4 to power White Sox past Royals

Luis Robert drives in 4 to power White Sox past Royals

Luis Robert was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox defeated the host Kansas City Royals 7-4 Thursday afternoon, taking the rare five-game series three games to two.Robert's homer in the eighth gave the White Sox their largest lead, capping six straight runs for the Sox. The White Sox scored five of their seven runs on hits with an 0-2 or 1-2 count.Bennett Sousa (2-0) earned the win in relief. Liam Hendriks earned his 12th save. He saved all three White Sox wins in the series.Gabe Speier (0-1) took the loss for Kansas City, allowing a run and three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.The White Sox scored at least five runs for just the ninth time in their 38 games, but they could have had more. They left eight runners on base in the first four innings, a total of 11 in the game.The Royals jumped on the board in the first. Bobby Witt Jr. beat the relay to first on a potential inning-ending double play ball, then Hunter Dozier drove him home with a two-run homer. Nicky Lopez drove in Kyle Isbel for the third run in the second.The White Sox got one back in the top of the third Robert drove in Tim Anderson with a single up the middle. But the Royals got that run back in the bottom of the third as Dozier drove in Witt again, this time with a single to left.
Royals pull away to defeat White Sox

Royals pull away to defeat White Sox

Bobby Witt Jr. and MJ Melendez hit home runs to lead the host Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the fourth game of a five-game series Wednesday night.Collin Snyder (3-
Royals C Salvador Perez (thumb) expected to miss 2 weeks

Royals C Salvador Perez (thumb) expected to miss 2 weeks

The Kansas City Royals expect to be without perennial All-Star catcher Salvador Perez for at least two weeks with a sprained left thumb.He could be out as long as 4-6 weeks.The injury occurred durin
Brady Singer, Royals hold down White Sox to split DH

Brady Singer, Royals hold down White Sox to split DH

Brady Singer fired seven scoreless innings the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a pitchers' duel Tuesday night to earn a split of a day-night doubleheader.The White Sox won th
White Sox down struggling Royals in DH opener

White Sox down struggling Royals in DH opener

Jose Abreu's two-run double in the fifth inning helped the Chicago White Sox defeat the host Kansas City Royals 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.The Royals struck out 14 time
Luis Robert's blast in 10th lifts White Sox past Royals

Luis Robert's blast in 10th lifts White Sox past Royals

Luis Robert hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Royals 5-3 in the first game of a five-game series Monday night in Kansas City.The two clubs will
Salvador Perez's clutch hit lifts Royals over Rockies

Salvador Perez's clutch hit lifts Royals over Rockies

Salvador Perez had a two-run single in the ninth inning to help the Kansas City Royals rally for an 8-7 win against the Colorado Rockies in the rubber contest of their three-game series on Sunday in D
Royals fire hitting coach Terry Bradshaw

Royals fire hitting coach Terry Bradshaw

The Kansas City Royals fired hitting coach Terry Bradshaw on Monday.Bradshaw, 53, held the position since 2018 and has been with the organization since 2000.The Royals entered Monday ranked 26th in
Rockies rock Royals with early scoring, win 10-4

Rockies rock Royals with early scoring, win 10-4

Ryan McMahon homered and finished with two hits, Charlie Blackmon and Sam Hilliard also went deep, and the Colorado Rockies pounded the Kansas City Royals 10-4 in Denver on Saturday night.Brendan Rod
Royals pound out 18 hits in victory over Rockies

Royals pound out 18 hits in victory over Rockies

Hunter Dozier had five hits, Andrew Benintendi and Ryan O'Hearn homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 14-10 in Denver on Friday night.Michael Taylor had three hits, Salvador P
Taylor Hearn, Brad Miller lead Rangers' win over Royals

Taylor Hearn, Brad Miller lead Rangers' win over Royals

Left-hander Taylor Hearn showed no effects whatsoever of an 11-day layoff, throwing five shutout innings for the Texas Rangers in their 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals in Arlington, Texas.Hearn (
Bobby Witt Jr. enjoys big night as Royals rip Rangers

Bobby Witt Jr. enjoys big night as Royals rip Rangers

For his father's birthday, Bobby Witt Jr. delivered a two-run double and three RBIs on Wednesday for the Kansas City Royals in an 8-2 win against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.Whit Merrifield
Corey Seager homers twice to lead Rangers by Royals

Corey Seager homers twice to lead Rangers by Royals

Corey Seager snapped out of his slump by belting two home runs on Tuesday night, powering the host Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win against the Kansas City Royals.Seager had been hitless in 16 straight at-
Bruce Zimmermann shines as Orioles split twin bill with Royals

Bruce Zimmermann shines as Orioles split twin bill with Royals

After faltering earlier in the day, the Baltimore Orioles bounced back in the second game of a Mother's Day doubleheader, topping the Kansas City Royals 4-2 at home on Sunday.Baltimore starter Bruce
O's cap long homestand with 6-1 win over Royals

O's cap long homestand with 6-1 win over Royals

Tyler Wells held the Kansas City Royals to one run in a career-high six innings as the host Baltimore Orioles benefited from one big scoring burst in a 6-1 victory Monday afternoon.A six-run fifth in
Royals-Orioles postponed to Monday due to rain

Royals-Orioles postponed to Monday due to rain

The Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles game scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore was rained out.The Orioles announced the game would be rescheduled for Monday, May 9.
Michael Taylor leads Royals past Orioles in Game 1

Michael Taylor leads Royals past Orioles in Game 1

Michael Taylor's RBI single in the ninth inning was the difference as the Kansas City Royals beat the host Baltimore Orioles 6-4 in the opener of a Mother's Day doubleheader on Sunday.Taylor's single
Royals-Orioles is latest MLB rainout; will play doubleheader Sunday

Royals-Orioles is latest MLB rainout; will play doubleheader Sunday

The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Kansas City Royals was the fifth Major League Baseball game washed out due to rain Friday.The game was postponed until Sunday, when the Royals and O's wil
Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over Cardinals

Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over Cardinals

Brad Keller threw 6 1/3 shutout innings and Bobby Witt Jr. collected his first major league home run as the host Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Tuesday night.The Royals colle