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Kansas City Royals (69-62)


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W 10-4
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vs. NYY
W 8-5
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Yankees-Royals preview

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals are playing in August as they intend to defend their title this fall.

The Royals dusted off the New York Yankees 8-5 in the Monday opener of a three-game series. The Royals are 18-4 in their past 22 games. They are an American League-best 20-7 in August, clinching their first 20-victory month since winning 21 in August 1989. The franchise record for August victories is 23 in 1980 when the franchise made its first World Series appearance.

The recent surge moved the Royals within two games of the Baltimore Orioles for the final wild-card postseason berth. They are in third place in the American League Central 5 1/2 games behind the Cleveland Indians, while the Detroit Tigers remain a game in front of the Royals.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Cain.287
HR: K. Morales20
RBI: E. Hosmer79
SB: J. Dyson21
W: D. Duffy11
ERA: D. Duffy3.01
Saves: W. Davis21
K: I. Kennedy153
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 7456.569-
Detroit 7061.5344.5
Kansas City 6962.5275.5
Chi White Sox 6367.48511
Minnesota 4982.37425.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (7)
Runs: 528 (26)
Hits: 1175 (7)
Home Runs: 116 (27)
Stolen Bases: 83 (9)
OBP: .313 (23)
SLG: .400 (26)
Total Bases: 1789 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.99 (10)
Runs Allowed: 543 (8)
Saves: 34 (15)
Strikeouts: 1049 (15)
OpBA: .251 (10)
OBP: .319 (14)
SLG: .410 (11)
Run Support: 4.10 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/29 D. Nava Traded Los Angeles (for future considerations)
8/24 W. Davis Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/20 M. Minor Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/16 K. Medlen Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/12 K. Morales Reinstated From League Suspension
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/28 W. Davis Right flexor strain (on 15-day DL)
7/25 L. Hochevar Thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms (on 15-day DL)
7/1 W. Davis off 15-day DL
6/29 L. Cain off 15-day DL
5/29 S. Pérez Bruised left thigh (day-to-day)
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