Zobrist and Ventura Earn Players of the Month

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for August, while right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura has been named the club’s Pitcher of the Month.  The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by […]

Royals Reinstate Alex Gordon From Disabled List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have made several roster moves as Major League rosters can expand to 40 players. The club has returned outfielder Alex Gordon from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list (left groin strain). Outfielder Jonny Gomes, acquired from the Atlanta Braves last night, will […]

Report: Royals Acquire Jonny Gomes

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  The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash from the Atlanta Braves according to Fox Sports. Gomes, currently is hitting .233 with 7 HR and 22 RBI. In his 13-year career Gomes is a .242 hitter.    The Royals will send minor league SS Luis Valenzuela to Atlanta in the […]

Rays Avoid Sweep with Late Home Run

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Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in two games and sixth of the season. Xavier Cedeno (3-1) […]

Moustakas Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Royals grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Morales […]

Morales Hits 2-Run Homer, Royals Beat Rays 3-2

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Associated Press: Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night. Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez (10-5) that struck an overhanging catwalk. He has […]

Royals Winning Streak Goes to Four

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Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2-3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The left-hander struck […]

Seven Run Sixth Inning Keys Win for Kansas City

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Omar Infante led a seven-run charge in the sixth inning to support a strong start by Kris Medlen, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Monday night. Despite working on a pitch count, Medlen (2-0) lasted six innings in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013, with Atlanta. The right-hander allowed five […]

Royals Get Sweep of the Reds

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Lorenzo Cain had a tie-breaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded […]

Royals Sign Chamberlain and Rodriguez to Minor League Deals

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free agent left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain on minor league contracts.  Rodriguez has reported to the Omaha (AAA), while Chamberlain will report to the Storm Chasers on Tuesday. Rodriguez, 36, opened the year with the Texas Rangers, going 6-4 with […]

Big Second Inning Keys Royals to Win

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Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for Kansas City, and the Royals rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Cueto (9-7) allowed one run and eight hits over eight innings, striking out four without a walk. The former All-Star […]

Hosmer’s Home Run Lifts Royals

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Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Danny Duffy settled down after a wild start and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Duffy (6-5) allowed five hits without a walk while matching a franchise record with three hit batters in just six innings. But the […]

Tigers Rally Late to Avoid Sweep

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Ian Kinsler doubled home two runs and the Detroit Tigers batted around in a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Royals’ eight-game home winning streak, their longest since winning their first 11 games in 2003 at Kauffman Stadium. Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-7) had retired […]

Ventura Bounces Back as Royals Take Series

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Lorenzo Cain went 4 for 4 with a home run and Yordano Ventura pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Tuesday night. Cain, who raised his average to .316, led off the sixth with his 12th homer, a mammoth shot to left field. Mike Moustakas snapped an 0-for-18 drought […]

Cueto Tosses Complete Game Shutout

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Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter in his Kansas City home debut as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday night. Cueto (1-1) did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. It was his sixth career shutout and second this season. Cueto, who was acquired from Cincinnati on […]

Perez Keys Offense in Royals Win

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Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez each drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals overcame Jose Abreu’s two home runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Saturday night. Perez, who had been in a 6-for-32 skid, had a two-out single in the three-run fourth. Morales and Perez picked up back-to-back run-producing doubles with […]

Royals Top Chicago Behind Outing From Volquez

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Edinson Volquez pitched seven strong innings and Lorenzo Cain doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Friday night. Volquez (11-6) limited the White Sox to one run and four hits and has allowed three or less runs in seven straight starts, lowering his […]

Boyd Silences Royals Bats

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Matt Boyd pitched seven strong innings in his Tigers debut and Anthony Gose and Ian Kinsler hit key triples as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday night. Acquired last week from Toronto in the David Price trade, Boyd (1-2) only allowed one run on seven hits and didn’t walk a batter […]

Royals Announce 10 Game Ticket Package

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 The Kansas City Royals are pleased to announce an exclusive ticket package for the remainder of the 2015 season that includes Postseason ticket priority for every potential 2015 Postseason game played at Kauffman Stadium, including the World Series.    Through the plan, fans will be able to purchase any 10 of the remaining regular season […]

Perez Powers Kansas City Past Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Tuesday night. The game was overshadowed by an afternoon announcement that Dave Dombrowski was being replaced as Detroit’s general manager by his top assistant, Al Avila. In 14 years with the Tigers, Dombrowski took […]

Blue Jays Take Series Against Royals with Win

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Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL’s top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City’s Alcides […]

Zobrist Leads Royals in Comeback Win

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 Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zobrist, who went 3 for 4 and scores three runs, also homered in the first and doubled and scored in […]

Royals Blow Lead in Cueto’s Debut

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Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto failed to get a decision in his Royals’ debut. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado and starter David Price from Detroit, the Blue […]

Blue Jays Use Long Ball to Take Down Royals

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Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest […]

Royals Option Paulo Orlando to AAA Omaha

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist has officially joined the club and will be in uniform (#18) for tonight’s 6:07 CT game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.  In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Paulo Orlando has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

Royals Denied Sweep of Indians

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One bad afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of the reigning AL champion Royals. Jeremy Guthrie allowed eight runs and tied a team record by hitting three batters Wednesday, and the Cleveland Indians routed Kansas City 12-1. The Royals, who were denied a four-game sweep, remain atop the American League with a 61-39 record. […]

Report: Royals Acquire Johnny Cueto

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According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Royals have struck a deal to acquire Johnny Cueto from the Reds. Cueto, 29, now has a 2.62 ERA in 130 2/3 innings this year. Reds have been heavily rumored to be shopping him. Other teams that showed interest included the Dodgers and Blue Jays. The Royals […]

Royals Walk Off in 10th Inning

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar’s game-winning looper to shallow right gave […]

Kazmir Too Much for Royals

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Scott Kazmir made a strong first impression on his new teammates. Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner — Mike Moustakas in the fourth — past first base. […]

Royals Rally Falls Short

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John Lackey threw seven strong innings after a shaky beginning, Trevor Rosenthal escaped his own jam in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Thursday night. The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after RBI singles from Perez and Rios.  Randal Grichuk and Matt Carpenter hit […]

A’s Trade Kazmir To Astros For 2 Minor Leaguers

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The Oakland Athletics have begun their expected changes leading up to the trade deadline, sending left-hander Scott Kazmir to his hometown Houston Astros for a pair of minor leaguers. Oakland receives right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham in the swap with its division rival Thursday. Both were at Class-A Quad Cities. The A’s […]

Volquez Leads Royals to Series Win

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Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. The Pirates took the lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly but the Royals evened it up in the bottom of […]

Vargas Goes Down But Royals Rally for Win

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Next man up is a saying that really defines the Royals in 2015. Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Dyson scored later in the inning on Alcides Escobar’s single to put the Royals up 3-0, and […]

Cain Earns AL Player of the Week

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending July 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.   Cain batted .412 (7-for-17) with three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, three RBI and […]

Royals Activate Kris Medlen; Option Yohan Pino

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list.  He will be in uniform (#39) for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10.  In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple-A […]

Duffy Helps Royals Take Series

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Danny Duffy took a shutout into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career, and the surging Kansas City Royals beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando homered as Kansas City (55-35) moved a season-high 20 games above .500. The AL Central leaders took three […]

Cain Lifts Royals in Extras

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Lorenzo Cain homered in the 13th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Saturday in a game that took nearly five hours. The AL Central-leading Royals won for the 10th time in 13 games. Cain doubled and singled early, then led off the 13th with his ninth home run of the season. […]

Royals Close Out 1st Half with Wild Win

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 Paulo Orlando broke a tie with an eighth inning homer and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-10 after blowing a seven-run advantage Sunday. The Royals enter the All-Star break with an American League-leading 52 victories. Orlando hit a 2-1 Bo Schultz (0-1) pitch out to left […]

Royals Place Alex Gordon On DL; Recall Brandon Finnegan

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the disabled list.  He will start this afternoon’s 1:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks to Triple-A after last night’s game.  […]

Escobar, Gordon Lead Royals to Double Header Sweep

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Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a […]

Davis, Herrera Make All-Star Game, Moose Part of Fan Vote

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Major League Baseball announced this evening that Kansas City Royals relief pitchers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera have been selected to the American League All-Star team.  In addition, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has also been selected as one of five A.L. players up for the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote. Both pitchers will be […]

Royals Recall Paulo Orlando; Designate RHP Jason Frasor For Assignment

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha.  He will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor has been designated for assignment. Orlando, 29, will begin his second stint with the Major League […]

Royals Recall Cheslor Cuthbert; Place Moustakas On Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List.  Cuthbert will be in uniform (#19) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cuthbert, 22, is making his first appearance on the 25-man roster […]

Four Royals Selected As Starters For AL All-Star Roster

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A franchise record four Kansas City Royals will represent the American League as starters in the 2015 All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.  Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon will all be in the starting lineup in the Midsummer Classic set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati’s […]

Royals Can’t Complete Comeback

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Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’ grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the […]

Royals Option Christian Colon

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha.  The addition of Coleman brings the Royals’ 40-man roster to 40 players. Coleman, […]

Royals Offense Struggles Against Gipson

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Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas CityRoyals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins […]

Royals Get Swept By Astros

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Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of a the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve […]

Blanton Struggles, McCullers Shuts Down Royals Bats

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Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. […]

Guthrie Leads Royals to Win and Sweep of A’s

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Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run sixth inning for the Royals, who have won five of six to […]

Young Shuts Down Athletics

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 Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals  won for the fourth time in five games on their road […]

Volquez and Gordon Lead Royals to Win

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Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering animosity. A few players from both clubs exchanged hugs and […]

Cheslor Cuthber, Raul Mondesi Named To World Team For 2015 All-Star Futures Game

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Rosters for the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network’s “MLB Central” and MLB.com.  Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, […]

Big Fourth Inning Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine batters. Moustakas followed with his […]

Montgomery Shuts Out Royals

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Rookie Mike Montgomery tossed a four-hitter against the team that drafted him, Dustin Ackley singled, doubled and homered for his first three-hit game of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Tuesday night. Montgomery (2-2) became the second Mariners pitcher this season to toss a complete game, joining Felix Hernandez, […]

Blanton Silences Mariners Bats in Win

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Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland all pitched one inning […]

Red Sox Thump Royals

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— David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers with his 476th home run, and the Boston Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals  Hanley Ramirez hit his team-best 15th homer and Mookie Betts also went deep for the Red Sox, who set a season high […]

Audio: Royals Win 7-4 Over Red Sox

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Ned Yost Mike Moustakas   Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It was his third career homer on his birthday. The Red Sox lost […]