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Brewers Swing Trade for Zack Greinke

Send Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Jake Odorizzi to Royals

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals pulled the trigger on a deal to send Zack Greinke to the Brewers today, in exchange for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi, and another minor leaguer, most likely pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. Milwaukee also picked up shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt from the Royals as part... More »

Most Underpaid Athletes

Even LeBron James makes the list—relatively speaking, of course

(Newser) - If you set aside the fact that even the minimum-earning NBA player ($457,558) is still in the top 1% of American earners, you can appreciate that some sports standouts are relatively underpaid. Yahoo! Sports lists some of the biggies:
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Demons Under Control, Royals' Greinke Makes Good

(Newser) - Kansas City’s Zack Greinke has been, without question, the best pitcher of this young baseball season. The 25-year-old didn’t allow a run in his first three starts; his 0.50 ERA and 5-0 record are both major-league bests. After losing most of the 2006 season to his fight... More »

Rangers Stay on Track; Beat Royals 2-1

Starter Sidney Ponson gets his first win in exactly a year

(Newser) - Sidney Ponson got his first victory in a year and the Texas Rangers finished off a successful homestand with Ron Washington still their manager, beating the Kansas City Royals 2-1 last night. Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff homer in the first and Ramon Vazquez hit a tiebreaking drive in the... More »

Greinke Goes Distance, KC Beats Seattle

Royals kick off seven-game road trip with good pitching, defense

(Newser) - Zack Greinke pitched a five-hitter for his third career complete game, and the Kansas City Royals opened a seven-game road trip with a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. It was the sixth complete game in the American League this year and second by a Kansas City... More »

Greinke Powers Royals to Sweep of Tigers

First 3-0 start for KC since 2003; hold Tigers to five runs in series

(Newser) - Zack Greinke allowed one run in seven innings, and Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen homered to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Thursday for a season-opening three-game sweep. Kansas City is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first nine games in 2003. Last year,... More »

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