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38-34, 2nd in AL Cent

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Edinson Volquez's Game Score tonight was minus-18, the lowest in 18 years (Mike Oquist). He's only the 13th pitcher to score that poorly or worse in the past 100 years.

Springer clears the bases for 9-0 lead in first (0:26)

Lineup: Royals (38-33) vs. Astros (37-36)

  • 1. Whit Merrifield, 2B (R)
  • 2. Alcides Escobar, SS (R)
  • 3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (L)
  • 4. Lorenzo Cain, CF (R)
  • 5. Salvador Perez, C (R)
  • 6. Kendrys Morales, DH (S)
  • 7. Paulo Orlando, RF (R)
  • 8. Brett Eibner, LF (R)
  • 9. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B (R)
  • SP: Edinson Volquez, RHP
  • Daily notes

Danny Duffy a must-start pitcher for Week 13 fantasy (1:17)
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Alex Gordon could return soon

Gordon, who is in the final stages of recovery from a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand, could return to the lineup this weekend after positive results during the first two days of his rehab assignment. Kansas City Star

Cain loses grip on All-Star starting spot

In the AL's fourth ballot update, Lorenzo Cain is down from third to fifth in the outfield vote after being passed by the Red Sox's Mookie Betts and Orioles' Mark Trumbo:

  • Salvador Perez - No. 1 catcher
  • Eric Hosmer - No. 1 first baseman
  • Omar Infante (DFA'd) - No. 4 second baseman
  • Mike Moustakas (out for season) - No. 3 third baseman
  • Alcides Escobar - No. 2 shortstop
  • Lorenzo Cain - No. 5 outfielder
  • Alex Gordon (on DL) - No. 7 outfielder
  • Paulo Orlando - No. 8 outfielder
  • Kendrys Morales - No. 2 designated hitter

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4dAdam Rubin

Series preview: Mets vs. Royals

The New York Mets host the Kansas City Royals in a matchup of second-place teams that have lately been headed in opposite directions.

Royals moving on up in ranks

Kansas City followed an eight-game losing streak by winning eight of nine, including three of four over Detroit. The Royals are a half-game behind the Indians even though the rotation has allowed the most home runs in the majors. Power Rankings

Royals score big without homers

The Royals had 21 hits and scored 16 runs for the first time since 2011 on Saturday. It was the fourth time in their history they'd had 21 hits without a home run among them, the last being July 4, 1991, in Anaheim. This week in unusual stats

Royals fans rescue puppy from car

With temperatures in the low 90s on Sunday, Royals fans Josh Lee, his wife Erin, son Hudson and brother Michael Warner called police to rescue a whimpering puppy from a car in the parking lot in the eighth inning of K.C.'s eventual 13-inning win. Kansas City Star

Royals win in dramatic fashion

Kansas City walked off in the bottom of the 13th inning to stay a half-game behind Cleveland in the American League Central and send Detroit a game under .500. Five things we learned Sunday

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Cuthbert comes up clutch for Royals

Cheslor Cuthbert led Kansas City to a walk-off win on Sunday with his RBI single in the 13th. He's the first Royals rookie to produce a walkoff RBI in the 13th inning or later since 1995, when Jon Nunnally did it twice, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Yordano saca su mejor ‘Ventura’ esta semana

Tras una semana en la que se vio involucrado en una pelea, el lanzador dominicano presentó su mejor versión. Leer

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Ventura begins ban Sat.; Machado drops appeal

Yordano Ventura will begin serving an eight-game ban Saturday and Manny Machado will begin serving a four-game ban Sunday for their on-field fight during a game on June 7.

Kurkjian: AL Central still Royals' division to lose (1:00)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2742nd
On Base Percentage.32217th
Slugging Percentage.41016th
Earned Run Average4.0714th
Quality Starts26Tied-29th

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