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Angels use the long ball to beat the Royals 4-2, sweep series

The Los Angeles Angels got home runs from Mike Trout, Yunel Escobar and Andrelton Simmons to beat the Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night in Anaheim, Calif., besting a scuffling Kansas City offense and sweeping the three-game series. Royals starter Chris Young allowed just three hits in five-and-one-third innings but fell to 1-4 this season.

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Former Royal Johnny Giavotella leads Angels to 9-4 win over KC

The Royals fell for the second straight night, losing a game with their opening day starter, Edinson Volquez, on the mound, squandering a two-run lead after the top of the second inning and a 4-3 advantage after the fourth. The night collapsed in the bottom of the fifth, when the Royals were felled by the bat of Giavotella and the glove of the man who took his place.

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Royals notebook: Jarrod Dyson showing off his arm in right field

As Jarrod Dyson settles into regular playing time in right field, the rest of baseball may need to take notice. Entering Tuesday night, Dyson had racked up two outfield assists in seven games, and he could have recorded another had a run-down been turned into an out. On the whole, Dyson has displayed a solid arm and above-average range since returning from an oblique strain last week. His defensive value could make him a constant in the Royals’ lineup.

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Ninth-inning rally comes up short, Royals fall to Tigers 3-2

Back-to-back home runs by Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez proved to be too little, too late for the Royals who lost 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Before stirring to life in the bottom of the ninth, Kansas City batters could not secure a timely hit against Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann, who finished with eight strikeouts.

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Royals reinstate outfielder Jarrod Dyson from disabled list

Recovered from a strained oblique, outfielder Jarrod Dyson returned to the Royals’ lineup Tuesday after completing a rehab stint in Class AAA Omaha. To make room on the roster, the Royals optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes to Omaha. The team placed Dillon Gee on paternity leave and recalled right-hander Miguel Almonte from Omaha.

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First two weeks of Royals’ season is about baseball, not beanballs

At this point in the 2015 season, the Royals had just finished played the A’s and were in first place in the division, just like this year. The difference is, the Royals have concentrated on baseball and not beanballs, hard slides and retaliation. They were hit 14 times with pitches over the first 12 games last year. No Royals hitter has been hit by a pitch so far this year.

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Royals raise 2015 World Series championship flag at Kauffman Stadium

The Royals' 2015 World Series champions flag is flying next to their 1985 championship flag atop the Hall of Fame in Kauffman Stadium after a ceremony Sunday night before the season-opening game against the New York Mets.
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Royals raise 2015 World Series championship flag at Kauffman Stadium

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