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vs. Cle
5:07 PM PT6:07 PM MT7:07 PM CT8:07 PM ET20:07 ET0:07 GMT8:07 5:07 PM MST7:07 PM EST7:37 PM VEN4:07 UAE (+1)7:07 PM CT
Preview
Tex 3 - 4 KC
Final
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vs. Tex
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
vs. Tex
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT

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(AP) -- The Kansas City Royals are still clinging to the AL Central lead after holding on to beat baseball's worst team.

Kansas City tries to continue its success against the visiting Texas Rangers and spoil Derek Holland's season debut Tuesday night.

The Royals (75-61) had dropped three straight and five of seven before winning 4-3 in Monday's opener. Salvador Perez went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs and Yordano Ventura pitched into the seventh inning. Greg Holland came on to record his major league best-tying 41st save, striking out two in his third consecutive day of work.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Gordon.280
HR: A. Gordon18
RBI: A. Gordon63
SB: J. Dyson30
W: J. Shields12
ERA: D. Duffy2.42
Saves: G. Holland41
K: J. Shields150
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 7561.551-
Detroit 7562.5470.5
Cleveland 7065.5194.5
Chi White Sox 6275.45313.5
Minnesota 6077.43815.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (3)
Runs: 558 (15)
Hits: 1235 (4)
Home Runs: 87 (30)
Stolen Bases: 126 (1)
OBP: .313 (17)
SLG: .379 (20)
Total Bases: 1781 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.56 (11)
Runs Allowed: 537 (13)
Saves: 43 (4)
Strikeouts: 985 (24)
OpBA: .252 (16)
OBP: .312 (13)
SLG: .382 (13)
Run Support: 4.08 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/1 L. Adams Called Up from Minors
9/1 C. Coleman Called Up from Minors
9/1 C. Dwyer Designated for Assignment
9/1 B. Finnegan Purchased From Minors
9/1 J. Giavotella Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/18 S. Perez Sore knee (day-to-day)
8/3 S. Downs off 15-day DL
8/1 E. Hosmer Stress fracture, right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/23 E. Hosmer Left game - bruised hand (day-to-day)
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