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Kansas City Royals (46-33)


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L 3-5
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W 3-2
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vs. TB
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Rays-Royals Preview

(AP) -- It was a rewarding Sunday for the Kansas City Royals in more ways than one.

Looking to sustain their momentum for the final week of the first half of the season and ready to show off their newly minted All-Stars, the Royals open a four-game series Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The AL Central-leading Royals (46-33) endured a rough stretch early last week with a four-game losing streak - including three in a sweep by upstart Houston - before grinding out a four-game split versus Minnesota, their closest pursuers in the division. Eric Hosmer's double in the ninth plated Lorenzo Cain with the winning run as Kansas City rebuilt its division lead over the Twins to 4 1/2 games.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Cain.305
HR: S. Perez13
RBI: K. Morales52
SB: L. Cain16
W: E. Volquez8
ERA: E. Volquez3.48
Saves: G. Holland16
K: E. Volquez73
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 4633.582-
Minnesota 4339.5244.5
Detroit 4140.5066
Cleveland 3843.4699
Chi White Sox 3643.45610
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .268 (2)
Runs: 331 (18)
Hits: 720 (9)
Home Runs: 58 (28)
Stolen Bases: 46 (13)
OBP: .318 (12)
SLG: .399 (14)
Total Bases: 1072 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.52 (8)
Runs Allowed: 285 (3)
Saves: 25 (10)
Strikeouts: 533 (28)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .303 (9)
SLG: .377 (9)
Run Support: 4.26 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/6 C. Cuthbert Called Up from Minors
7/6 M. Moustakas Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
7/3 D. Coleman Purchased From Minors
7/3 C. Colon Sent to Minors
6/26 Y. Ventura Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/24 L. Cain Hamstring (day-to-day)
6/13 Y. Ventura Ulnar neuritis (on 15-day DL)
6/9 J. Vargas Left flexor strain (on 15-day DL)
5/19 G. Holland Stiff neck (day-to-day)
5/17 D. Duffy off 15-day DL
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