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June 17th

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1987 Dick Howser, former manager of the Royals and Yankees, loses his courageous battle against cancer, succumbing to a brain tumor. After three surgeries to remove the disease, the 51 year-old frail-looking skipper had tried to make a comeback with Kansas City, but had to resign after one day of spring-training workouts, becoming physically too weak to perform his duties.
2001 Blake Stein ties an American League record when he records eight consecutive strikeouts in the Royals' 5-2 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander's streak started with striking out Richie Sexson for the last out of the first inning and ended after he fanned Mark Loretta to start the fourth frame.
2014 With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year's Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.

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