Kansas City Royals

With 5-1 loss to Yankees, Royals enter first losing streak of season

For two months, the Royals denied the existence of losing streaks, ceasing every temporary, two-game skid with another onslaught of winning. They bent to reality on Tuesday night in the Bronx, dropping their third consecutive game for the first time in 2015, this one a 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Activated from the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon, Kansas City starter Jason Vargas allowed two runs in four innings. Joe Blanton, his replacement, gave up three in the fifth.

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Salvador Perez leads voting as five Royals in position to start for AL All-Stars

The first All-Star Game voting totals announced by Major League Baseball have Mike Moustakas as the leading American League vote-getter at third base, Alcides Escobar at shortstop, Salvador Perez at catcher and Lorenzo Cain first and Alex Gordon third in the outfield. Perez had received the most votes of any American League player at 1,447,753.

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Yordano Ventura struggles early as Cardinals beat Royals 6-1 and avoid sweep

Despite overcast skies and some light rain, the only delay in the Royals’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday was Yordano Ventura’s effectiveness. The first four Cardinals reached and two scored, setting the stage for their 6-1 victory before 36,342 at Kauffman Stadium.

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