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Royals Rumblings - News for May 7, 2018

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Royals Rumblings - News for May 7, 2018

Jake Junis talks about his success Sunday against Detroit.

“We go in against them with a pretty good game plan every time,” Junis said of the Tigers. “We’ve executed it every time. They didn’t have some of their guys that might give us some trouble. But we were attacking. The slider was working, had a lot of strikeouts, strikeouts in big situations.”

Whit Merrifield tied a career-high with three stolen bases on Sunday.

“That’s my job,” Merrifield said. “That’s what I do. I get on and cause havoc, try to make it easier for these guys to drive me in.”

Jason Adam discusses making his Major League debut with his hometown team.

“It was just a surreal moment,” Adam said. “I had a lot of people tell me to really take it in on your jog in, and I did. It’s hard to explain.

“But then, after the walk, I was like, ‘Better lock this back in.’”

Some of his former teammates congratulated him on Twitter.

Rustin Dodd talks to Danny Duffy about his early season struggles.

We’ve been back in the stretch a little bit more than out of the windup. I think I was a little bit too consumed if I was tipping or not out of the stretch. There’s nothing really as far as delivery [changes] goes. I figured out what I was doing that was possibly giving away what I was throwing. But we fixed that. There’s been a ton of mishits, outside of the fourth inning in Boston the other day. But I just feel like we gave it a shot, tried to make adjustments; I’ll probably be ultimately going out of the stretch.

The Orioles are in some serious trouble this year.

A time-lapse graphic of every hit of Ichiro Suzuki’s career.

Is Ichiro our last universally beloved superstar?

Yadier Molina needed emergency surgery after getting hit in the groin.

Kris Bryant is a contact hitter now.

Projecting Albert Pujols’ final career stats.

Clayton Kershaw joins the most expensive disabled list in baseball.

Jenny Cavnar, who became the first woman to do play-by-play for a baseball television broadcast, talks about the experience.

Florida State’s Mike Martin becomes the winningest coach in college baseball history.

Bruins winger Brad Marchand has been ordered by the NHL to stop licking opponents.

Lebron James is really really good at basketball.

Amazon’s Alexa is a revelation for the blind.

Why is Fortnite the biggest game on the planet?

Avengers: Infinity War is the fastest movie to earn $1 billion.

Your song of the day is XTC with Making Plans for Nigel.