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Royals squander early lead, losing streak reaches six

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen stretches during the first inning of a Major League Baseball interleague game against the Washington Nationals on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost called a closed-door meeting prior to Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals, trying to pull his team out of a late-season tailspin.

It seemed to help for a while. Then the tailspin turned into a nosedive.

Kansas City opened a six-run lead after two innings, and then watched as the Nationals piled up seven runs in the fourth. The high-scoring affair ended with the Royals leaving the tying run on base in the ninth inning in an 11-10 loss — their sixth straight defeat.

"We put runs on the board ...


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