Royals

Rookie hazing for the Twins
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September 17, 2018 - 4:53 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There was little for Tyler Austin to be upset about as he headed to the bus on Sunday. The Twins' first baseman had hit one of their four home runs in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals. He had escaped unscathed after making a spectacular catch while flipping into the...
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Paul Molitor gives the umpire an earful
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September 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched six innings to earn his first win since the first week of April, Alex Gordon drove in five runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Twins 10-3 for their fifth win in six games. Another of the old guard, Alcides Escobar, had three RBIs while finishing a...
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Trying to figure it out
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September 15, 2018 - 9:32 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez capped Kansas City's five-run ninth inning with a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Twins on Friday. Rosell Herrera sparked the winning rally with a one-out double off Trevor Hildenberger (4-4), who took over as Minnesota's...
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Twins catcher Chris Giminez
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September 14, 2018 - 5:05 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers during a four-run sixth inning, Heath Fillmyer pitched into the eighth and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. The loss by the Twins, who occupy second place...
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Walk off homer by Astudillo
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September 10, 2018 - 3:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - He might look more like a fullback than a baseball player. His resume might read more "suspect" than "prospect." But Willians Astudillo has become something of a folk hero in Minnesota, and on Sunday he rewarded Twins fans for their support. Astudillo hit a two-out, two-run homer...
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Jorge Lopez nearly no-hits the Twins
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September 09, 2018 - 7:26 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jorge Lopez was so calm on the mound that Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn't even realize the rookie had a perfect game going until the late innings. The right-hander came within three outs of perfection before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth and Robbie Grossman...
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Twins infielder Ehrie Adrianza
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September 08, 2018 - 6:57 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Twins manager Paul Molitor is taking full advantage of expanded September rosters. Eddie Rosario homered, Ehire Adrianza had three hits and three RBIs, and Minnesota used six relievers to overcome a short start and beat the Kansas City Royals 10-6, snapping a five-game skid...
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Jake Cave scores on grand slam
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August 06, 2018 - 4:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Twins' blueprint for 2018 included a dynamic young center fielder making great plays on defense and coming up with big hits. Of course, that role was supposed to be filled by Byron Buxton, once considered the top prospect in baseball. Instead, the Twins are rallying around...
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Max Kepler scores after homer
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August 05, 2018 - 6:32 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Max Kepler saw a lot of pitches Friday night, and it paid off Saturday night. Kepler had three hits, including a two-run homer that put Minnesota ahead to stay, and Jose Berrios threw seven sharp innings to help the Twins to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Kepler went...
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Eddie Rosario looks at the rain
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August 04, 2018 - 5:51 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - By the time their series opener against Kansas City concluded, the Twins had played almost as much dominoes as baseball. When all was said and done, the Twins were rewarded for their patience with a 6-4 win over the Royals in a game that ended early Saturday morning. Play was...
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