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Kansas City Royals (80-50)

Fri. 8/28 Sat. 8/29 Sun. 8/30 Tue. 9/1 Wed. 9/2
@ TB 
W 3-2
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@ TB 
W 6-3
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@ TB 
L 2-3
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vs. Det 
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vs. Det 
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Guyer, Kiermaier hit HRs help Rays beat Royals 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A couple of solo home runs from unlikely sources and four strong innings of relief were just enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to get their first and only win of the season over the Kansas City Royals.

Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and four Tampa Bay pitchers held the Royals to one hit over the final five innings Sunday in the Rays' 3-2 win.

By salvaging the final game of a three-game series, the Rays prevented the Royals from a 7-0 sweep of their season series, a feat they have not accomplished since going 12-0 against Baltimore in 1988. The AL Central-leading Royals lost for only the sixth time in 23 games.

AVG: L. Cain.312
HR: S. Perez18
RBI: K. Morales90
SB: L. Cain26
W: E. Volquez12
ERA: J. Cueto2.62
Saves: G. Holland29
K: E. Volquez124
AL Central
Kansas City 8050.615-
Minnesota 6763.51513
Cleveland 6366.48816.5
Chi White Sox 6168.47318.5
Detroit 6070.46220
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 569 (7)
Hits: 1197 (4)
Home Runs: 102 (28)
Stolen Bases: 87 (5)
OBP: .322 (9)
SLG: .407 (10)
Total Bases: 1806 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.53 (6)
Runs Allowed: 484 (6)
Saves: 47 (3)
Strikeouts: 910 (25)
OpBA: .245 (9)
OBP: .308 (12)
SLG: .389 (9)
Run Support: 4.42 (8)
Date Player Transactions
8/23 A. Gordon Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/16 J. Chamberlain Signed to a Minor League Contract
8/16 W. Rodriguez Signed to a Minor League Contract
8/9 P. Orlando Called Up from Minors
8/8 C. Cuthbert Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
7/22 J. Vargas Torn ligament, left elbow (on 15-day DL)
7/9 A. Gordon Strained left groin (on 15-day DL)
6/24 L. Cain Hamstring (day-to-day)
6/13 Y. Ventura off 15-day DL
6/9 J. Vargas off 15-day DL
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