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Royals win series finale at Detroit 12-9

DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals began the game by hitting for the cycle as a team, then Whit Merrifield nearly did it by himself. Merrifield hit a triple as part of Kansas City’s four-run first

St. Louis comes up short Sunday at Chicago 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross homered and teamed with Jon Lester for another scoreless performance, and the Chicago Cubs hurt St. Louis’ wild-card chances with 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Ben Zobrist had three

Cardinals get blanked by Cubs 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta almost certainly won’t win a second straight NL Cy Young Award. He likely won’t be the No. 1 or 2 postseason pitcher for the loaded Chicago Cubs, either. Arrieta showed Friday he

Royals get swept by Indians with 5-2 loss Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana’s three-run homer pushed the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night and nearer to their first AL Central championship since 2007. Santana’s shot in the