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L 5-8
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W 5-3
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KC 3 - 2 TB
@ TB
3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT
@ TB
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT

Morales hits 2-run homer, Royals beat Rays 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night.

Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez (10-5) that struck an overhanging catwalk. He has 89 RBIs this season, including a majors-best 46 with two outs.

Volquez (12-7) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Greg Holland, the third Kansas City reliever, got three outs for his 29th save.

AVG: L. Cain.311
HR: S. Perez18
RBI: K. Morales87
SB: L. Cain24
W: E. Volquez11
ERA: J. Cueto2.62
Saves: G. Holland28
K: J. Cueto120
AL Central
Kansas City 7949.617-
Minnesota 6662.51613
Cleveland 6166.48017.5
Chi White Sox 6066.47618
Detroit 6068.46919
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (2)
Runs: 558 (9)
Hits: 1172 (3)
Home Runs: 101 (27)
Stolen Bases: 83 (5)
OBP: .323 (8)
SLG: .410 (9)
Total Bases: 1774 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.57 (6)
Runs Allowed: 476 (6)
Saves: 45 (3)
Strikeouts: 882 (26)
OpBA: .246 (9)
OBP: .309 (12)
SLG: .391 (10)
Run Support: 4.43 (9)
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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