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• Monday night's Royals game broadcast set another ratings record for FOX Sports Kansas City -- earning a 10.2 household rating according to The Nielsen Co. It was the second game in a row and third in four days to reach a new all-time high.

• Saturday night's game against the Red Sox will be MLB Network's national game. It will be shown on FOX Sports Kansas City beginning with Royals Live at 5:30 p.m. CT.

• The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City will host the inaugural Heart of America Hot Dog Festival on Aug. 17 from noon to 9 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and are available at

• The Royals will debut a new seating section on Wednesday called GordoNation. Fans can purchase discounted tickets in left field and they come with special edition T-shirts. That will be the first of five home games featuring the ticket deal.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for
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