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vs. Min
W 6-1
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L 5-11
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(AP) -- After putting together gems in back-to-back victories, the Kansas City Royals' pitching imploded in the club's series finale.

But given Jason Vargas' recent history against the Cleveland Indians, the Royals have to like their chances to get back on track Friday night in Kansas City.

The Royals (74-59) allowed a combined two runs and 10 hits in positioning itself to sweep Minnesota. Jeremy Guthrie was shaky Thursday, however, giving up five runs and nine hits over six innings. Four relievers combined for three hitless innings until Bruce Chen gave up six runs, five hits and two walks in the final inning of an 11-5, 10-inning defeat.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Gordon.282
HR: A. Gordon17
RBI: A. Gordon61
SB: J. Dyson29
W: J. Shields12
ERA: D. Duffy2.47
Saves: G. Holland40
K: J. Shields146
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 7459.556-
Detroit 7260.5451.5
Cleveland 6864.5155.5
Chi White Sox 6073.45114
Minnesota 5974.44415
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (3)
Runs: 549 (14)
Hits: 1200 (4)
Home Runs: 85 (29)
Stolen Bases: 120 (1)
OBP: .313 (17)
SLG: .380 (20)
Total Bases: 1732 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.59 (13)
Runs Allowed: 521 (14)
Saves: 42 (4)
Strikeouts: 949 (25)
OpBA: .252 (17)
OBP: .313 (17)
SLG: .383 (13)
Run Support: 4.15 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/29 B. Chen Designated for Assignment
8/29 L. Coleman Called Up from Minors
8/28 S. Downs Removed From 15-Day DL (Cervical facet sprain)
8/28 L. Hendriks Sent to Minors
8/28 M. Mariot Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/18 S. Perez Sore knee (day-to-day)
8/3 S. Downs off 15-day DL
8/1 E. Hosmer Stress fracture, right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/23 E. Hosmer Left game - bruised hand (day-to-day)
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