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    DETROIT -- The Kansas City Royals headed to Detroits Comerica Park last month well positioned for a playoff push. Jordan Mills Jersey . They return Monday looking like nothing more than spoilers.The defending champions lost two of three in their first series at Comerica this season, starting them on a post-All-Star break slide. Theyve gone from two games above .500 to three games below that mark, virtually assuring they will not a third straight trip to the postseason.Two four-game losing streaks and a three-game slide during the ensuing three weeks after the series loss in Detroit dropped Kansas City to a season-worst seven games below .500 before a recent upswing. The Royals have won six of their last eight, including an 11-4 win over Minnesota on Sunday -- their second-highest scoring output this season.Right-hander Ian Kennedy, who will start the opener of the three-game series, has perked up in his last three starts. He has allowed just two runs in 19 1/3 innings during that span but only has three no-decisions to show for it. Kennedy (6-9) has gone winless in his last eight starts, with his last victory coming June 26 against Houston.Kennedy, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract during the offseason as a free agent, feels like he has some momentum heading into his 24th start of the season.The last couple starts have been building off each other, and keeping that same thing in between starts -- the same routine, Kennedy said to the Kansas City Star.Kennedy gave up one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in his last start, which the Royals won in extra innings.In two starts against Detroit this season, Kennedy has a loss and a no-decision despite allowing a combined three earned runs.Hes had some lulls, but for the most part, hes gone deep into games, manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star. Hes kept us in games.The Tigers are coming off back-to-back shutout victories over Texas, including a complete-game, 7-0 whitewash by Rookie of the Year award candidate Michael Fulmer on Sunday.To take two out of three after being swept in Seattle is certainly a good ending to a road trip that started out poorly, Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said during his postgame interview.Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris will make his second start since returning from Triple-A Toledo. Norris (1-0), who went on the 15-day disabled list in early July with a right oblique strain, gave up one run and seven hits in five innings at Seattle on Tuesday. He was in line for a victory before the Mariners rallied for an extra-innings win.Norris got a no-decision in his lone career start against Kansas City.Detroit is in survival mode while trying to remain in striking distance of American League Central leader Cleveland. Center fielder Cameron Maybin, third baseman Nick Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias are on the 15-day disabled list, as well as starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey.Theres no reason to dwell on injuries, second baseman Ian Kinsler told the Detroit News. Theres no reason to dwell on what-ifs. We have who we have to play and were going to win the games we have to win with the players we have to put on the field.Kinsler should be happy to see Kennedy on the mound. Detroits leadoff hitter has five extra-base hits in 12 career at-bats against Kennedy. Black Bills Jerseys Shop . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Andre Reed Jersey . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. ;. Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3.Wolves continued their perfect home record with a 49-44 win over the Kings Lynn Stars at Monmore Green. The hosts sealed the victory with three heats to go, but the Stars produced a late rally to claim a point from the meeting.Wolves started in perfect fashion with a 5-1 from Freddie Lindgren and Mikkel Bech but the visitors responsed in the second heat with Lewis Rose and Adam Roynon repaying the compliment. Wolverhampton have beaten the Kings Lynn Stars to move up to second in the Elite League Speedway table. Jacob Thorssell won with partner Kyle Howarth in third for a 4-2 as Wolves edged back in front in heat four and they extended their advanntage in heat five as Bech won with Max Clegg picking up a point in third. Zay Jones Jersey. Heat six produced a cracking race as the Wolves pair flew from the gate and Niels-Kristian Iversen worked overtime to get past Thorssell, nearly passing Sam Masters on the final lap, but the Australian held on for the win as the home side increased their lead.Wolves showed no sign of stopping and hit another 5-1 in heat seven thanks to Joonas Kylmakorpi  and Lindgren, who held off Kings Lynns Robert Lambert on the line for second.Howarth was excluded for the home side in heat eight as he tried to dive under Rose while at the back, but sent the Stars man into the fence as the race was awarded as a 3-3. Rose withdrew from the meeting with injury following the incident.  The hosts appeared to be heading to another maximum in heat nine as Bech and Howarth gated but Kai Huckenbeck worked hard to pass Howarth for second and prevent the 5-1. Niels Kristian Iversen cut the deficit in heat 10 Stars boss Rob Lyon responded in heat 10 sending Iversen out on a tactical ride and the Dane duly won with Mads Korneliussen in third for a 7-2 which got the Stars back into the tie.Troy Batchelor was excluded in heat 11 as he missed the two minute time allowance and was replaced by Roynon.Lambert made the gate for the Stars but was passed by Lindgren with Bech in third for a heat advantage to the home side. Wolves sealed the win in heat 12 as Howarth and Clegg eased to a 5-1. NFL Jerseys WholesaleJerseys NFL China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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