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Royals play Twins in 1st game since postseason elimination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Kansas City Royals take the field Thursday against the Minnesota Twins, for the first time since near the end of the 2013 season, there will be nothing much at stake.

The Royals, who have been in the past two World Series and won it all last November, were officially eliminated from the postseason Wednesday night. While they scored three runs with two out in the eighth to pull out a 5-2 triumph over the Twins, they were soon ousted from the wildcard playoff race when the Baltimore Orioles rallied with a two-run ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays.

"The team hadn't lost the fight at all," said Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who hit a two-run homer, his 25th, in the third inning Wednesday. "It just didn't work out for us this year.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Cuthbert.278
HR: K. Morales30
RBI: E. Hosmer103
SB: J. Dyson29
W: D. Duffy12
ERA: D. Duffy3.43
Saves: W. Davis27
K: D. Duffy185
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9167.576-
Detroit 8573.5386
Kansas City 8177.51310
Chi White Sox 7781.48714
Minnesota 56102.35435
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .262 (6)
Runs: 662 (23)
Hits: 1418 (7)
Home Runs: 146 (27)
Stolen Bases: 120 (6)
OBP: .313 (26)
SLG: .401 (24)
Total Bases: 2175 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.19 (17)
Runs Allowed: 689 (12)
Saves: 41 (18)
Strikeouts: 1255 (16)
OpBA: .259 (19)
OBP: .326 (17)
SLG: .422 (17)
Run Support: 4.24 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/24 C. Wang Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/22 C. Wang Released
9/17 J. Vargas Removed From 60-Day DL (Recovery from left elbow surgery)
9/17 C. Wang Removed From 15-Day DL (Right biceps tendinitis)
9/17 C. Wang Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/31 C. Wang off 15-day DL
7/28 W. Davis off 15-day DL
7/25 L. Hochevar Thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms (on 60-day DL)
7/1 W. Davis off 15-day DL
6/29 L. Cain off 15-day DL
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