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Kansas City Royals (73-77)


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@ Cle
L 2-3
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@ Tor
L 2-5
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KC 15 - 5 Tor
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@ Tor
4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT
@ CWS
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

Jays' Happ, Royals' Vargas square off in rubber match

(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- Something must give when left-handers J.A. Happ and Jason Vargas oppose each other Thursday.

It will be the rubber match of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre after the Kansas City Royals trounced the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday to gain a split of the first two games.

Happ (9-10, 3.76 ERA) has won three starts in a row and has not lost since Aug. 25, a span of four starts.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.323
HR: M. Moustakas36
RBI: E. Hosmer87
SB: W. Merrifield30
W: J. Vargas16
ERA: J. Vargas4.19
Saves: K. Herrera26
K: J. Hammel135
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9457.623-
Minnesota 7874.51316.5
Kansas City 7477.49020
Detroit 6290.40832.5
Chi White Sox 6091.39734
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (12)
Runs: 650 (24)
Hits: 1331 (13)
Home Runs: 180 (19)
Stolen Bases: 84 (11)
OBP: .311 (28)
SLG: .420 (21)
Total Bases: 2155 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.61 (20)
Runs Allowed: 731 (16)
Saves: 34 (17)
Strikeouts: 1125 (25)
OpBA: .266 (24)
OBP: .331 (17)
SLG: .435 (17)
Run Support: 4.39 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 D. Duffy Removed From 10-Day DL (Left elbow impingement)
9/16 J. Soria Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left oblique)
9/14 O. García Outrighted to Minors
9/12 O. García Designated for Assignment
9/12 M. Morin Acquired Off Waivers Los Angeles
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/29 B. Flynn Strained left groin (on 60-day DL)
8/26 B. Starling Strained right oblique (on 60-day DL)
8/23 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/23 K. Herrera Forearm (day-to-day)
8/22 M. Almonte Right rotator cuff injury (on 60-day DL)
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