Following a rough start to their final homestand of the season, the Kansas City Royals proved with their latest win that they can still handle the pressure of a playoff push. Looking to build on a comeback victory, the Royals try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Pinch-runner Terrance Gore scored on Lorenzo Cain’s infield single in the ninth inning to help Kansas City (82-67) rally from a 3-0 hole for a 4-3 win Monday. Nori Aoki had four hits for the Royals, who won for the fourth time in 10 games to remain 1 1/2 behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central and move two ahead of Seattle for the second wild-card spot.

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With a 1 1/2-game lead for the NL’s second wild-card spot, the Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a starter who hasn’t pitched in a month and hasn’t won in more than two. Charlie Morton will return Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game home series with the Boston Red Sox after being sidelined with a sports hernia. Morton (5-12, 3.84 ERA) has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 17 and replaces Vance Worley in the rotation, who moves to the bullpen for the final two weeks of the season.

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Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox handed the Kansas City Royals a major setback to their playoff aspirations Sunday. But did the Royals, who haven’t reached the postseason since winning the World Series 29 years ago, have to be so darned helpful to him? With several better options seemingly available, Royals manager Ned Yost used right-hander Aaron Crow to face Nava, a switch-hitter, with the bases loaded and Kansas City leading by a run in the top of the sixth inning. Nava turned on the first pitch, a 93 mph fastball on the inside corner, and crushed it to right for a grand slam. The Royals lost 8-4 and, with the Detroit Tigers beating the Cleveland Indians, fell 1 1/2 games back in the American League Central. Why was using Crow a bad idea?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steven Wright got another chance to showcase his knuckleball. The results were impressive.

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Giancarlo Stanton’s season ends, Chris Davis is suspended and Rusney Castillo’s arrival is announced in the Week That Was.

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One season after winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox are playing spoiler – and doing all they can to extend a playoff drought in Kansas City that’s lasted nearly three decades. Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Red Sox defeated the sputtering Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Kansas City lost for the fourth time in five games and fell out of first place in the AL Central for the first time since Aug. 10. The Royals, who are 0-5 against the last-place Red Sox, dropped a half-game behind Detroit, which beat Cleveland 7-2.

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The Boston Red Sox did a better job of walking a tightrope than the Kansas City Royals. At least, that’s how manager John Farrell summed up Thursday night’s 6-3 victory. The last-place Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Royals, and managed to deal with their own costly miscue to end a frustrating four-game losing streak. ”Any time you give a club an extra out, you’re walking a tightrope, and that was the case tonight.” Clay Buchholz (8-8) allowed three runs, two earned, over 6 1-3 innings for the Red Sox.

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In this week’s Waiver Wired, D.J. Short looks at Drew Storen’s opportunity in Washington’s bullpen and welcomes back A.J. Pollock.

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