Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon hits the ball to left field to score one run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals over Red Sox

The Kansas City Royals have won 16 of the last 20 games since the All-Star break.

Will Smith sent to Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have optioned left-hander Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Danny Duffy to start …

Kansas State's Shane Conlon (15) slides into second against Oregon State's Andy Peterson (14) and Tyler Smith (1) during the first inning of an NCAA college super regional tournament baseball game in Corvallis, Ore., Monday June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Hill given five year contract

After winning the Big 12 Championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament, Kansas State baseball coach awarded with a five year contrac…