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Kansas City Royals (76-78)


Thu. 9/21 Fri. 9/22 Sat. 9/23 Sun. 9/24 Mon. 9/25
@ Tor 
W 1-0
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@ CWS 
L 6-7
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@ CWS 
W 8-2
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11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT
@ NYY 
10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT

Royals maintain wild card hopes with 8-2 win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Kansas City has eight games left and almost no margin for error.

Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals over the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive.

Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a pair of run-scoring doubles.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.321
HR: M. Moustakas37
RBI: E. Hosmer91
SB: W. Merrifield33
W: J. Vargas17
ERA: J. Vargas4.03
Saves: K. Herrera26
K: J. Hammel139
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9758.626-
Minnesota 8174.52316
Kansas City 7678.49420.5
Chi White Sox 6292.40334.5
Detroit 6293.40035
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .261 (8)
Runs: 680 (22)
Hits: 1382 (11)
Home Runs: 185 (19)
Stolen Bases: 89 (10)
OBP: .313 (27)
SLG: .422 (20)
Total Bases: 2232 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.57 (20)
Runs Allowed: 745 (16)
Saves: 35 (18)
Strikeouts: 1153 (25)
OpBA: .264 (21)
OBP: .330 (16)
SLG: .432 (17)
Run Support: 4.47 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 D. Duffy Removed From 10-Day DL (Left elbow impingement)
9/16 J. Soria Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left oblique)
9/14 O. García Outrighted to Minors
9/12 O. García Designated for Assignment
9/12 M. Morin Acquired Off Waivers Los Angeles
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/29 B. Flynn Strained left groin (on 60-day DL)
8/26 B. Starling Strained right oblique (on 60-day DL)
8/23 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/23 K. Herrera Forearm (day-to-day)
8/22 M. Almonte Right rotator cuff injury (on 60-day DL)
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