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Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top

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Jason Vargas missed most of last season after having elbow surgery in 2015. This year he is a candidate to be the AL All-Star Game starter.

Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in Kansas City on Saturday. The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over .500 for the first time this season at 37-36. “The pitching has been great, and we’ve got some timely hitting,” said Eric Hosmer, who homered in the fourth. “We’re definitely in synch as a team right now.” —

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