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Kansas City Royals (80-49)


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W 6-3
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Royals-Rays Preview

(AP) -- There are plenty of teams to hurdle in the AL wild-card race, but first the Tampa Bay Rays need to find a way to avoid their worst-ever finish against an opponent.

The surging Kansas City Royals seek a seven-game season sweep over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Rays, who have never finished 0-7 or worse against any team in a single season, are falling quickly in their quest for a wild card. Five losses in six games has dropped them 4 1/2 behind Texas.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Cain.312
HR: S. Perez18
RBI: K. Morales90
SB: L. Cain25
W: E. Volquez12
ERA: J. Cueto2.62
Saves: G. Holland29
K: E. Volquez124
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 8049.620-
Minnesota 6663.51214
Cleveland 6266.48417.5
Chi White Sox 6068.46919.5
Detroit 6069.46520
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 567 (7)
Hits: 1190 (3)
Home Runs: 102 (27)
Stolen Bases: 86 (5)
OBP: .322 (10)
SLG: .408 (10)
Total Bases: 1799 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.53 (6)
Runs Allowed: 481 (6)
Saves: 47 (3)
Strikeouts: 901 (25)
OpBA: .245 (9)
OBP: .308 (12)
SLG: .389 (9)
Run Support: 4.43 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/23 A. Gordon Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/16 J. Chamberlain Signed to a Minor League Contract
8/16 W. Rodriguez Signed to a Minor League Contract
8/9 P. Orlando Called Up from Minors
8/8 C. Cuthbert Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/22 J. Vargas Torn ligament, left elbow (on 15-day DL)
7/9 A. Gordon Strained left groin (on 15-day DL)
6/24 L. Cain Hamstring (day-to-day)
6/13 Y. Ventura off 15-day DL
6/9 J. Vargas off 15-day DL
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