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RHP Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth inning en route to his fourth save. Holland has converted 44 of his last 45 save opportunities dating back to May 30, 2012, and has converted 13 consecutive save opportunities since Sept. 7, 2013. RHP Casey Coleman signed a minor league contract and was assigned to Triple-A Omaha. Coleman was released by the Chicago Cubs on April 5. Coleman, 26, has a 7-13 record and 5.76 ERA in 48 big-league games.

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RHP Aaron Crow was charged with his first two runs of the season Sunday in the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Crow came in to start the eighth inning and walked the only two batters he faced. The two runners scored on RHP Wade Davis' throwing error. Both runs were unearned. 2B Omar Infante, who is .353 (6-for-17) for his career against Minnesota Twins RHP Kevin Correia, went 1-for-4 against him Sunday. Infante has a hit in seven of his nine games this season, and he has reached base safely in eight of nine.

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RHP Michael Mariot made his Major League debut Friday, entering the game at the start of the sixth inning. Mariot tossed two innings Friday, allowing two runs on two hits. He also walked two and struck out two. 2B Omar Infante returned to the lineup Friday after being hit in the jaw by a pitch April 7. He missed two games, but batted second and singled in his first at-bat, extending his hit streak to six games. He is hitting .409 over that streak with an RBI and a walk.

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MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS - To say Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has struggled in the early part of the season would be an understatement. After a torrid spring, in which Moustakas hit .429 with four homers and 18 RBIs, much was expected of the 25-year old former top prospect, entering his third full season in the major leagues.

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RHP Michael Mariot made his Major League debut Friday, entering the game at the start of the sixth inning. Mariot tossed two innings Friday, allowing two runs on two hits. He also walked two and struck out two. 2B Omar Infante returned to the lineup Friday after being hit in the jaw by a pitch April 7. He missed two games, but batted second and singled in his first at-bat, extending his hit streak to six games. He is hitting .409 over that streak with an RBI and a walk.

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OF Brett Eibner went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double, a walk and nine RBIs for the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate Wednesday in a 20-3 rout of Memphis. Eibner, 25, it hitting .409 with three homers and 10 RBIs through seven games this season. RHP Louis Coleman was activated from the disabled list Wednesday after recovering from a bruised and sprained right middle finger. Last year, Coleman logged a 0.61 ERA in 27 relief appearances, covering 29 2/3 innings.

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LHP Tim Collins, who retired only one of the four batters he faced Sunday and walked two, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to a left flexor strain. He reported to the training staff after Sunday's game that he had some stiffness and soreness in his elbow. "They gave him an MRI today," manager Ned Yost said. "He has some inflammation in that elbow. We're going to shut him down for four or five days and go from there. The MRI came back clean. Everything looked good, just some minor inflammation. Hopefully, it's not going to be more than a 15-day ordeal."

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LHP Tim Collins faced four White Sox batters in the ninth inning Sunday and retired only one, giving up three runs, a hit and two walks. Manager Ned Yost acknowledged there is a slight concern about Collins' command or lack of it, but that Collins had that problem last season and worked out of it. RHP James Shields has a 2.72 ERA in his two starts, yet his record is 0-1. Through 13 1/3 innings, the Royals ace has nine strikeouts while walking just one and allowing 10 hits.

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LHP Everett Teaford had his contract sold Sunday to the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization. Teaford, 29, appeared in parts of the last three seasons for Kansas City as a reliever and spot starter. "It honestly is a once-in-a-lifetime deal," Teaford said. "There are only nine teams over there, and they're only allowed three foreign players. So you figure that's just 27. I'm lucky they chose me. They had approached me in the offseason, and I didn't feel like I was ready to make that jump.

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MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- Ned Yost doesn't intend to mess much with his rotation unless he has to. Yost indicated days off in the early portion of Kansas City's season won't affect his pitching plans -- unless weather interferes. The Royals are going with a rotation of right-hander James Shields, lefty Jason Vargas, right-hander Yordano Ventura, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie and southpaw Bruce Chen.
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