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@ KC
L 2-3
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L 6-9
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@ KC
11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT
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@ Mil
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@ Mil
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Behind strong bullpen, Royals eye sweep of Twins

When the Kansas City Royals won the 2014 and 2015 American League pennants, they did it with a dominant bullpen. If they got a lead after six innings, the game was all-but decided.

While the 2020 Royals haven't seen the success of those two clubs, the bullpen is shaping up as a strength entering Sunday's series finale against the Minnesota Twins.

Kansas City manager Mike Matheny has a three-headed monster at the back end of his bullpen, with Ian Kennedy, Greg Holland and Trevor Rosenthal all owning seasons of 30-plus saves. Add flame-throwing Josh Staumont and his 103 mph fastball, and Matheny can mix and match to squash late-game threats.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.351
HR: M. Kepler5
RBI: N. Cruz16
SB: M. Kepler1
W: R. Dobnak2
ERA: R. Dobnak0.60
Saves: T. Rogers3
K: K. Maeda16
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 105.667-
Detroit 75.5831.5
Cleveland 97.5631.5
Chi White Sox 87.5332
Kansas City 610.3754.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .232 (16)
Runs: 76 (4)
Hits: 112 (13)
Home Runs: 25 (3)
Stolen Bases: 2 (27)
OBP: .312 (14)
SLG: .417 (11)
Total Bases: 201 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.43 (5)
Runs Allowed: 51 (10)
Saves: 6 (3)
Strikeouts: 127 (13)
OpBA: .216 (10)
OBP: .289 (6)
SLG: .368 (9)
Run Support: 5.21 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/8 J. Odorizzi Removed From 10-Day IL (Right intercostal strain)
8/7 J. Donaldson Placed on 10-Day IL (Right calf strain)
8/5 A. Whitefield Sent to Minors
8/3 R. Hill Placed on 10-Day IL (Left shoulder fatigue)
8/3 C. Thielbar Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/4 J. Donaldson Right calf strain (on 10-day IL)
7/31 R. Hill Left shoulder fatigue (on 10-day IL)
7/31 Z. Littell Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
7/30 H. Bailey Right biceps tendinitis (on 10-day IL)
7/20 J. Odorizzi Right intercostal strain (10-day IL)
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