KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 yesterday. Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a three-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals as they beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 yesterday. The Cardinals acquired right-hander John Lackey from Boston just before the trade deadline to bolster their rotation. They open a series today against NL Central-leading Milwaukee in St. Louis.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will be out three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand. He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing in the fourth inning of a 6-3 victory last night over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler hit for Hosmer in the sixth and X-ray's revealed the fracture.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed yesterday. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said his perennially building club checked on potential trade targets. The Royals haven't made the playoffs since 1985.
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