Alex Gordon likely to rejoin the Royals on Tuesday

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Royals manager Ned Yost says it’s “reasonable” to expect Alex Gordon to come off of the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the team on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon has been on the disabled list since July 9 due to a Grade 2 groin strain. The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner was batting .279/.394/.457 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 312 plate appearances prior to the injury.

The Royals enter play tonight 79-49, 13 games ahead of the Twins in first place in the AL Central.

Red Sox end Astros’ 10-game winning streak

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The Red Sox salvaged the final game of their three-game home series against the Astros, winning 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. In doing so, they ended the Astros’ 10-game winning streak.

Xander Bogaerts struck the decisive blow, knocking in a run with a double in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Michael Chavis also hit another homer — his eighth of the season — while Mookie Betts collected three hits and scored three runs to raise his OPS to .899.

The Astros last lost on May 7 against the Royals, the second game of a three-game series. The Astros won the final game of that set, then swept the Rangers in a four-game series, the Tigers in three, and won the first two games against the Red Sox. It’s their second 10-game winning streak of the season, as they won 10 striaght between April 5-16, sweeping the Athletics, Yankees, and Mariners before losing the second of two games against the A’s in Oakland.

At 31-16, the Astros are slightly behind the Twins — in progress as of this writing — for the best winning percentage in the majors. The Red Sox, meanwhile, have made up some ground after ending April 13-17. They’re now 24-22, good for third place in the AL East.