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2016 Schedule
49-53, 4th in AL Cent

Lineup: Royals (49-53) at Rangers (60-44)

  • 1. Alcides Escobar, SS (R)
  • 2. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B (R)
  • 3. Lorenzo Cain, RF (R)
  • 4. Eric Hosmer, 1B (L)
  • 5. Kendrys Morales, DH (S)
  • 6. Salvador Perez, C (R)
  • 7. Alex Gordon, LF (L)
  • 8. Paulo Orlando, CF (R)
  • 9. Raul Mondesi, 2B (S)
  • SP: Ian Kennedy, RHP
Daily notes

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Odor leads Rangers past Royals (0:59)
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Odor's two home run night (0:44)
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Fan makes incredible barehanded catch (0:26)
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Cueto, Zobrist brought hardware to K.C.

Last season's trade deadline was very kind to the Kansas City Royals, who went on to win the World Series after aquiring Johnny Cueto from the Reds and Ben Zobrist from the Athletics. July trades that paid off in October

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Expert picks: Davis biggest name dealt?

Two of five ESPN baseball experts polled expect Royals closer Wade Davis to be the biggest name traded before the deadline. One also sees Edinson Volquez as a dark horse to be moved. Trade deadline predictions (Insider)

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How 'bout Wade Davis to the Nationals?

The Nats shouldn't include Lucas Giolito in a trade under any circumstances, but that doesn't mean they couldn't pull off this deal, Jim Bowden writes. Two other highly touted pitching prospects could be enough to entice the Royals. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

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Royals put reliever Hochevar on 15-day DL

The Kansas City Royals placed reliever Luke Hochevar on the 15-day disabled list for symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, which can cause pain in the shoulder and neck.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Royals are trying to package Ian Kennedy to the Dodgers in a potential Wade Davis trade. Said one MLB exec: "I don't think anyone is taking Ian Kennedy's entire contract." Kennedy is owed about $65 million through the 2020 season. It makes sense for the Royals to try, but the initial response to the idea from Davis suitors appears to be underwhelming.

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White Sox, Royals and Yankees have plenty of trade options (2:58)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs400Tied-26th
Batting Average.2666th
On Base Percentage.31621st
Slugging Percentage.40024th
Earned Run Average4.3920th
Quality Starts40Tied-27th
WHIP1.3516th
BAA.25715th

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