With the season winding down, the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are ready to put it all on the line this weekend.
Justin Verlander takes the mound opposite Jason Vargas as these AL Central rivals open a vital three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
The Tigers (84-68) enter Friday night's showdown one-half game ahead of the Royals (83-68) for first place.
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It’s an applicable word that could be used to describe this series against the Texas Rangers. Nevertheless, the Royals came away with a sweep. Like Josh Vernier of 610 Sports said earlier, “It’s not a beauty contest. It doesn’t matter how you look as long as you win.”
It was not the pretties of games, but they came away with a sweep, and now have a game...
Though their offense has been struggling of late, the Kansas City Royals continue finding ways to win.
Looking to provide Jason Vargas with some much-needed run support, the AL Central leaders try to complete their first home sweep of the Texas Rangers in seven seasons Wednesday night.
A day after scoring all of its runs in the first four innings then holding on for a 4-3 victory...
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After putting together gems in back-to-back victories, the Kansas City Royals' pitching imploded in the club's series finale.
But given Jason Vargas' recent history against the Cleveland Indians, the Royals have to like their chances to get back on track Friday night in Kansas City.
The Royals (74-59) allowed a combined two runs and 10 hits in positioning itself to sweep...
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Jason Vargas has been a journeyman for a long time, so there was noticeable backlash when he signed a four-year, $32-million contract with the Royals in the offseason. He pitched for three different colleges and four different MLB teams before ending up in Kansas City, where he’s having his best season yet and has helped the Royals to the brink of their first playoff berth since...
CHICAGO, Ill. -- There was some encouraging news coming out of the Royals' clubhouse Monday, as left-hander Jason Vargas had a good throwing session on the side, and could be back in the rotation as soon as Sunday.
Vargas had an appendectomy on July 10 during the Royals' road trip to Tampa and was expected to miss at least 3-4 weeks.
Manager Ned Yost said before Monday'...
Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday after getting sick very early in the morning. Royals head trainer Nick Kenney brought Vargas to a nearby St. Petersburg hopsital where Vargas had the surgery performed. The Royals expect him to miss three to four weeks says Andy McCoullough of the Kansas City Star.The Royals must be prepared...
There's something about the final days of June that appeal to the Los Angeles Angels.
Los Angeles is on its seventh win streak of at least four games in the latter part of the month since 2005, and it will go for a seventh straight victory Friday night when it visits a Kansas City Royals team that's stumbling after its best stretch of the season.
The Angels (44-33) completed...
Jason Vargas has been stellar so far this year for the Kansas City Royals. Much more than many expected. He was projected to be a solid pitcher who ate innings and hopefully end the season with a record over .500 and an ERA under 4.50. But so far, he has pitched like an ace.
When dissecting Vargas’ starts, you can see that much of his success is coming from two factors: the amount...
DETROIT Angels pitcher Jason Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot from his left armpit area, a procedure that is expected to sideline the left hander for three weeks to a month.
Vargas was examined Monday by Dr. Peter Lawrence of the UCLA Medical Center. Lawrence confirmed the initial diagnosis and recommended surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Russell...