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(AP) -- 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 over Texas (53-85), Kansas City needed a tiebreaking single from Salvador Perez in the eighth to win 2-1 on Tuesday.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Gordon.278
HR: A. Gordon18
RBI: A. Gordon63
SB: J. Dyson33
W: J. Shields12
ERA: D. Duffy2.42
Saves: G. Holland41
K: J. Shields150
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 7661.555-
Detroit 7662.5510.5
Cleveland 7066.5155.5
Chi White Sox 6375.45713.5
Minnesota 6078.43516.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (3)
Runs: 560 (15)
Hits: 1243 (3)
Home Runs: 87 (30)
Stolen Bases: 129 (1)
OBP: .313 (17)
SLG: .380 (19)
Total Bases: 1795 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.54 (11)
Runs Allowed: 538 (13)
Saves: 44 (4)
Strikeouts: 988 (24)
OpBA: .252 (17)
OBP: .312 (15)
SLG: .382 (14)
Run Support: 4.07 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/2 C. Colon Called Up from Minors
9/2 A. Crow Called Up from Minors
9/2 T. Gore Called Up from Minors
9/2 L. Hendriks Called Up from Minors
9/1 L. Adams Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/18 S. Perez Sore knee (day-to-day)
8/3 S. Downs off 15-day DL
8/1 E. Hosmer off 15-day DL
7/23 E. Hosmer Left game - bruised hand (day-to-day)
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