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Royals top Rays, 4-2

Kansas City Royals right fielder Norichika Aoki hits a triple off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday night.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.
Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore left elbow. The All-Star lefty grimaced after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki and was immediately removed by manager Joe Maddon.
Two innings later, Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a pitch from reliever Heath Bell. Infante also left the game, walking ...


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