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MLB: Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen and the Kansas City bullpen combined on a five-hitter Thursday in giving the Royals a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 5

DETROIT, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera socked his 39th homer of the season in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, handing the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Miami 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Wade Davis hurled six solid innings Monday and Kansas City grabbed second place in the American League Central with a 6-2 interleague win over Miami.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Baltimore 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen tossed six solid innings Tuesday and the Kansas City Royals held off a ninth-inning Baltimore rally to get past the Orioles 3-2.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Houston 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 9 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon drove in Chris Getz with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday and the Kansas City Royals beat Houston 2-0 to complete a three-game sweep.

MLB: Oakland 4, Kansas City 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Yoenis Cespedes capped an Oakland comeback with go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Sunday, giving the Athletics a 4-3 win and three-game sweep of Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 5 (10 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 5 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon doubled home Lorenzo Cain with the winning run in the 10th inning Sunday, rallying Kansas City over the Chicago White Sox 6-5.

MLB: Cleveland 10, Kansas City 3 (2nd game)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 28 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles slammed a three-run homer and finished with five RBI Sunday, powering Cleveland to a 10-3 victory and a doubleheader split with Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, April 17 (UPI) -- Wade Davis scattered five hits Wednesday in pitching the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory that snapped the Atlanta Braves' 10-game winning streak.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Kansas City 3

ATLANTA, April 16 (UPI) -- Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in the eighth inning Tuesday, sending Atlanta to its 10th straight win, 6-3 over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Toronto 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon chased home Chris Getz with a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning Sunday, handing the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 13 (UPI) -- Jose Bautista helped Toronto overcome the loss of shortstop Jose Reyes with a two-run homer Saturday, lifting the Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 8 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar delivered a go-ahead, run-scoring double Monday, keying an eighth-inning rally that sent Kansas City past Minnesota 3-1 in its home opener.

MLB: Kansas City 13, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, April 5 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals rode bases-clearing triples by Chris Getz and Alex Gordon to a 13-4 victory over Philadelphia Friday.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- Jeremy Guthrie struck out nine in six innings Thursday while helping the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte reacts after giving up an RBI double to Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham scoring Chris Getz during the third inning at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on July 30, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Christopher Ryan Getz (born August 30, 1983 in Southfield, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Kansas City Royals. Getz bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

Getz was born in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan, and was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan by Art and Betsy Getz. He attended Grosse Pointe South High School ('South'), where he was a 3 time All-Michigan selection in football and baseball and holds the South career records for batting average (.465), doubles, stolen bases, walks, and saves. Getz was a member of South's State Championship baseball team during his junior year. He shared the title of "Michigan's Mr. Baseball" in 2002 and also lettered in football and golf. Getz was drafted in the 6th round by the Chicago White Sox in 2002, but opted to play baseball at Wake Forest University where his father had attended college. Getz transferred to the University of Michigan to play baseball,. after just one season. He holds the single season Big Ten records for at bats, hits, and was an All Big Ten Selection in 2004 and 2005.

Getz was again selected by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. In 2005, he played 6 games for the Great Falls White Sox, the Sox rookie league affiliate before being promoted to the Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators where he played in 55 games. In 2006, Getz played in 130 games for the Double-A Birmingham Barons. Limited by injury, Getz played in just 72 games for Birmingham during the 2007 season, batting .299.

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