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Kansas City Royals (19-26)


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L 2-4
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W 6-2
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Royals look to continue power surge vs. Yankees

NEW YORK -- Home runs and the Royals don't necessarily go together based on past seasons, but this season, Kansas City is putting pitches over the fence more frequently.

After tying a season high with four home runs, the Royals are up to 13 homers through the first half of a 10-game road trip. They look to add to that figure Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series with the New York Yankees.

Kansas City (19-26) has 52 homers, which is 16 fewer than the Yankees. The Royals are on a pace to get 187, which would shatter the mark set by the 1987 team that was led by Danny Tartabull's 34.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.301
HR: M. Moustakas11
RBI: S. Perez28
SB: L. Cain12
W: J. Vargas5
ERA: J. Vargas2.30
Saves: K. Herrera9
K: D. Duffy52
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 2418.571-
Cleveland 2420.5451
Detroit 2123.4774
Chi White Sox 2024.4555
Kansas City 1926.4226.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .229 (29)
Runs: 153 (30)
Hits: 343 (29)
Home Runs: 52 (18)
Stolen Bases: 26 (10)
OBP: .290 (28)
SLG: .371 (27)
Total Bases: 557 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.21 (16)
Runs Allowed: 196 (10)
Saves: 9 (21)
Strikeouts: 364 (17)
OpBA: .252 (17)
OBP: .328 (18)
SLG: .401 (9)
Run Support: 3.41 (29)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 A. Alburquerque Outrighted to Minors
5/23 H. Dozier Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
5/23 C. Nelson Signed to a Minor League Contract
5/21 A. Alburquerque Designated for Assignment
5/21 M. Almonte Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/8 S. Alexander Strained right hamstring (on 10-day DL)
5/5 I. Kennedy off 10-day DL
4/2 H. Dozier Left oblique strain (on 60-day DL)
3/30 J. Soler off 10-day DL
2/15 B. Flynn Stable lumbar vertebral fracture (on 60-day DL)
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