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Twins ride fast start to a 5-3 win over the Royals

The good vibes of pregame Independence Day festivities faded fast Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium as the Minnesota Twins jumped on Royals starter Joe Blanton early and won the game 5-3. With the win, the second-place Twins cut Kansas City’s lead in the American League Central to three-and-a-half games and led the four-game series two games to one heading into Sunday’s finale.

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Lorenzo Cain slides home as Royals rally to beat Twins 3-2 in 10 innings

The Royals Lorenzo Cain slid under Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki’s tag Friday as Jarrod Dyson’s chopper to first base produced the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Jeremy Guthrie pitched 7.1 gutsy innings in settling for a no-decision, and AL Central-leading Kansas City ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over second-place Minnesota.

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Astros grab opener from Royals

The smoke cleared with each misplaced pitch in the third inning. The mirrors shattered in the wake of the hits unleashed in the third. The Astros exercised patience against Royals starter Joe Blanton, capitalized on mistakes and ejected him from a 6-1 Royals loss midway through the third inning.

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Perez leads Royals to win, sweep of Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Salvador Perez swiveled his eyes toward a team official and waited for the news. No dice, he was told. The Royals tried, but could not retrieve the baseball Perez walloped over the left-field fence for the 500th hit of his young career. The fan who caught it tossed the liaisons from Kansas City a dummy ball and scampered away.

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