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the 17th and capped a bogey-free round with a par at the last. I couldnt ask for mu
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon is eager for another marketing gimmick. Gordon and Salvador Perez homered, Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory. The Royals gave out 10,000 Gordon bobbleheads for the series finale against San Francisco. Gordon, who played his college ball at Nebraska, also homered on Husker Night on Saturday. "Weve got to think of a promotion for tomorrow to keep it going," Gordon said. The big weekend is part of a nice roll for Gordon, who is batting .350 (14 for 40) with three homers and seven RBIs in his last 11 games. "Gordy is not swinging the bat well because it is Husker day or because it was bobblehead day," Yost said. "Gordy is swinging the bat well because he is seeing the ball well and putting good swings on it." The Royals, who won 10 in a row in June, have put together two winning streaks of seven or more games this season for the first time since 1985, the last time they were in the playoffs. They moved within one-half game of first-place Detroit in the AL Central. The Tigers lost 6-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays in 19 innings on Sunday. Gordon hit a two-run shot off Tim Lincecum (9-8) in a four-run first. The inning also included Billy Butlers run-producing double and Perez scoring on a wild pitch. "He was all over the board," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum. "When he threw a strike or threw an off-speed pitch it was up. He regrouped, but its tough when you get down four runs." Perez homered off Juan Gutierrez with Nori Aoki aboard in a three-run fourth. Aoki reached base four times -- two walks and two singles -- and stole three bases. Jarrod Dyson went 3 for 3 and also swiped a career-high three bases. Duffy (7-10) allowed four runs and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He walked two in the seventh and both scored on an Andrew Susacs double. "You are really comfortable on the mound," Duffy said after the four-run first. "The offence just keeps doing their job. Its been a lot of fun to watch." Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was roughed up for six runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. Lincecum, who is winless since July 11, has a 10.59 ERA in his past four starts, giving up 20 runs and 28 hits in 17 innings. "You just see how far you can go to give your team a chance to fight back and get in the game," Lincecum said. Wade Davis pitched a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth while picking up his American League-leading 34th save in 36 opportunities. ON DECK Giants: After an off day Monday, right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who has won his past two starts, will pitch Tuesday against the White Sox, the only big league team he has never faced. Royals: Rookie Yordano Ventura starts the opener of a four-game series with Oakland. Ventura is 4-6 with a 3.39 ERA this season at home. TRAINING ROOM Giants: Michael Morse was a late scratch with an ingrown toenail. Gregor Blanco replaced him in left field. Royals: Luke Hochevar, who had Tommy John surgery in spring training, will begin a throwing program on Sept. 10. A GIANT MOVE The Giants recalled first baseman Adam Duvall from Triple-A Fresno. Duvall was among the Pacific Coast League leaders with 26 homers, 84 RBIs and a .596 slugging percentage at the time of the promotion. Outfielder Juan Perez was sent down to Fresno. RUNNING ROYALS The seven stolen bases were one shy of the Royals record, set on Aug. 1, 1998, against Baltimore. 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Today, their baseball playing sons were reportedly traded for each other. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Cubs dealt minor league outfield Trevor Gretzky to the Angels for catcher Matt Scioscia.Panama City, Panama (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Parel carded a 5-under 65 on Thursday and he grabbed a 1-stroke lead after one round of the season-opening Panama Claro Championship. Parel, the 2013 Air Capital Classic winner, has played the weekend at this event the last three years, but his best finish was a tie for 39th in 2013. Jeff Gove, a three-time Web.com Tour winner, is one stroke off the lead at minus-4 at Club de Golf de Panama. Mathew Goggin opened with a 3-under 67. He was joined in third place by Peter Tomasulo, Hao Tong Li, Harold Varner III and T.J. Vogel. Joel Dahmen and Shane Bertsch are among 15 players tied for eighth at minus-2. Parel and Gove both started on the first tee in the morning wave. Parel birdied the first and followed with a pair of pars. He converted back-to-back birdie efforts at four and five to move to 3-under. The 49-year-old ran off eight consecutive pars from the sixth. Parel moved to minus-4 with a birdie at the 14th. He rolled in his fifth birdie of the day at the 17th and capped a bogey-free round with a par at the last. I couldnt ask for much more than that. Out here, you knoww that if you can shoot under par, youre going to be right there, said Parel, who didnt turn pro until he was 31-years-old.dddddddddddd I hit a lot of good shots and a couple of not- so-good ones that I got good breaks on, which you have to do to go around here with any bogeys. Gove was in the first group out and he ran off eight straight pars to start his round. He got on the board with a birdie at the ninth, and he made it two in a row as he also birdied No. 10. The 2005 Oregon Classic winner cruised to six consecutive pars from the 11th. Gove birdied the par-3 17th and followed with another birdie at the last to post 4-under. It was pretty steady. I was a little frustrated that I didnt get off to a better start because we were out there without any wind. Par is a good score out here and you dont feel like youre losing ground, Gove said. NOTES: Parel, Gove and Troy Matteson had the only three bogey-free rounds on Thursday ... Gove hit the first tee shot of the season for the tour ... Oliver Goss had a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th ... James Nitties withdrew before his round and was not replaced in the field. ' ' '
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