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Kansas City Royals (35-36)


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After lousy start, Royals slowly climb into contention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Well, look at the Royals now.

After a 10-20 start, some looked ahead to trades and retooling. Following Salvador Perez's go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning Wednesday night boosted Kansas City to a 6-4 victory over Boston, the Royals are 35-36 and just 3 1/2 games back of AL Central-leading Minnesota.

"We're playing like we know we can and we're moving in the right direction," second baseman Whit Merrifield said, "and hopefully we can keep that up and keep making progress."

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.305
HR: M. Moustakas19
RBI: M. Moustakas46
SB: L. Cain14
W: J. Vargas10
ERA: J. Vargas2.27
Saves: K. Herrera17
K: J. Vargas68
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 3932.549-
Minnesota 3634.5142.5
Kansas City 3536.4934
Chi White Sox 3239.4517
Detroit 3239.4517
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (23)
Runs: 282 (27)
Hits: 586 (25)
Home Runs: 86 (20)
Stolen Bases: 35 (18)
OBP: .299 (29)
SLG: .402 (25)
Total Bases: 965 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.23 (12)
Runs Allowed: 316 (8)
Saves: 17 (16)
Strikeouts: 551 (20)
OpBA: .259 (19)
OBP: .327 (18)
SLG: .409 (7)
Run Support: 4.00 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/19 K. McCarthy Called Up from Minors
6/19 E. Skoglund Sent to Minors
6/14 Z. Walters Signed to a Minor League Contract
6/9 T. Peña Jr. Signed to a Minor League Contract
6/7 S. Alexander Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/1 P. Orlando Fractured shin (on 60-day DL)
5/29 D. Duffy Strained right oblique (on 10-day DL)
5/21 N. Karns Nerve irritation, right arm (on 10-day DL)
5/8 S. Alexander off 10-day DL
5/5 I. Kennedy off 10-day DL
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