Royals Fall to Twins as Minnesota Takes the Series

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Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense

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Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

Terrence Gore Called Up to Replace Rios

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  Gore will be in uniform (#0) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Gore made his Major League debut in 2014 when he was brought up to the majors when the rosters expanded with […]

Rios Suffers Broken Bone in Hand

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Kansas City rightfielder, Alex Rios, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of yesterday’s 12-3 win in Minnesota.  No timetable has been set as to the length of time he will be sidelined and the Royals will likely make […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six

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Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]

Royals Push Winning Streak to Four

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Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings against his former team for the defending AL champion Royals. They […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC

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The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or replay officials. Chief […]

Major League Baseball Wants Fans to Vote for “Franchise Four”

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Major League Baseball today announced details of the “Franchise Four” promotion, in which fans can select the four most impactful players from all 30 clubs, along with the Negro Leagues, a “Pioneers” ballot for pre-1915 players and a “Greatest Living Players” category. Eight finalists from each category were selected based on recommendations from a Blue […]

Opening Day is Here!

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Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox Monday Afternoon. Manager Ned Yost spoke to the media in the dugout prior to today’s game. Royals Lineup: 1. Escobar 2. Moustakas 3. Cain 4. Hosmer 5. Morales  6. Gordon 7. Rios  8. Perez 9. Infante Royals Manager Ned Yost 

Royals Ink Yordano Ventura To Multi-Year Deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to a five-year contract, which runs through the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Ventura, 23, is coming off one […]

Royals Secure Outright Waivers on Pitcher Louis Coleman

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KANSAS CITY, MO (April 3, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has secured outright waivers on right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman, who has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.  Coleman, who turns 29 tomorrow, has pitched in 148 Major League games with Kansas City since debuting in 2011.  Following the move, the […]

Details for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium

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The Kansas City Royals today announced details of a special extended Opening Day pregame ceremony, set for Monday, April 6, prior to a 3:10 start vs. the Chicago White Sox.  Pregame events include a ring presentation for members of the 2014 American League Championship team and the raising of the American League pennant flag.  Stadium […]

Royals Announce TV Games on FOX Sports Kansas City

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With the addition of 11 national TV appearances to FOX Sports Kansas City’s 150 regional telecasts, an all-time high 161 Kansas City Royals games are scheduled for television in 2015. FOX Sports announced in March that it will carry 10 games as part of Major League Baseball’s national television package – six on FOX Sports […]

Royals to Let Fans Vote for 6th Inning Song Again

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The Kansas City Royals are asking fans once again to help select the sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery.  Sixteen popular tracks that received the highest vote totals last season have been selected for the bracket-style contest. During each home game beginning with […]

Mike Sweeney Elected To Royals Hall Of Fame

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KANSAS CITY, MO (February 25, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals have announced that First Baseman Mike Sweeney has been voted into the Royals Hall of Fame.  He will become the elite group’s 26th inductee this season with a ceremony before a game at Kauffman Stadium, which will be announced at a later date. Sweeney […]

Audio: Royals GM Dayton Moore 2/19

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Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore met with the media as Pitchers & Catchers reported to Surprise, AZ for Spring Training 2015. Moore discussed the options the organization has with its pitchers as well as the mindset and expectations from a World Series appearance.   ( Audio Courtesy Kansas City Royals Baseball) 

Royals Sign LHP Franklin Morales To Minor League Deal

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KANSAS CITY, MO (February 19, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Morales, 29, earned a career-best six wins last season, making 22 starts (38 appearances) with the Colorado Rockies.  He was […]

Royals Agree To Terms With Eric Hosmer On Two-Year Contract

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KANSAS CITY, MO (February 18, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with first baseman Eric Hosmer on a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Hosmer, 25, earned his second-straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2014, batting […]

Royals Agree To Terms With Greg Holland

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KANSAS CITY, MO (February 13, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has come to terms with right-handed relief pitcher Greg Holland on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.  Per club policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Holland, 29, was named to the American League All-Star team for the second-straight […]

Royals and Herrera Agree to Two Year Deal

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has come to terms with right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera on a two-year deal, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  Herrera, 25, put together an outstanding 2014 campaign, going 4-3 with a 1.41 ERA (11 ER in 70. IP) in […]

Danny Duffy Signs Contract with Royals

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has come to terms with left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  Duffy, 26, had an outstanding 2014 season, ranking fifth in the American League in ERA (2.53), fifth in opponents’ batting […]

Royals, Mike Moustakas Agree To Terms On 2015 Contract

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KANSAS CITY, MO (February 3, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with third baseman Mike Moustakas for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  Moustakas, 26, hit 15 home runs last season, while […]

Royals 2015 Slogan: Forever Royal

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After showing the baseball world they’ve earned the right to wear a crown on their sleeves and the word “Royals” across their chests, the defending American League Champions debuted their new advertising campaign and tagline, “Forever Royal” “Something truly magical happened last year – not just in October, but all season long,” said Michael Bucek, […]

Royals Announce 2015 Promotions & Special Events

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KANSAS CITY, MO (January 30, 2015) – As the 2015 Kansas City Royals campaign approaches, the club has announced its promotions and special events calendar for the upcoming season. This year’s schedule features great giveaways, the return of fan favorites and the introduction of special offers, which allow fans to experience all the ballpark’s offerings […]

Royals Players Arrive In Topeka For Meet & Greet With Fans

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Royals players Brandon Finnegan and Lane Adams along with Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery and Broadcaster Joel Goldberg arrived at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Thursday evening. An estimated 300 fans lined up for autographs at the sporting goods store in Topeka. Fans brought or made hand-written “Thank You” cards for troops. Royals Charities will […]

Royals, Outfielder Jarrod Dyson Agree To Terms For 2015

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KANSAS CITY, MO (January 27, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Jarrod Dyson for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  Dyson, 30, set a career-high with 36 stolen bases last […]

Royals Invite 23 Players to Spring Training

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the 2014 American League Champions have invited 23 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitations are 10 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and three outfielders. Included in the 23 invitees are 15 players that were in the Royals’ organization last season.  Left-handed […]

Royals Agree To Terms With Relievers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins

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KANSAS CITY, MO (January 16, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman and left-handed pitcher Tim Collins for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.  Coleman, 28, pitched in both […]

Cain, Davis, Ventura Honored with Royals Team Awards

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KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2014 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BWAA.  Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, while relief pitcher Wade Davis garnered the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year […]

Royals Minor League Coaching Staffs Announced

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The Kansas City Royals announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments today, also naming their minor league coordinators for the upcoming season.   Affiliates: The leader of the 2014 Triple-A champion Omaha Storm Chasers, Brian Poldberg, returns for his second season at the post after guiding the Storm Chasers to their third Pacific Coast League […]

Alex Gordon Undergoes Successful Wrist Procedure

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 30, 2014) – Outfielder Alex Gordon underwent successful right wrist extensor retinaculum repair this morning by hand and wrist specialist Dr. Bruce Toby at the University of Kansas Hospital.  While no formal timetable is being announced the 30-year old Gordon, a four-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner and 2014 American League Platinum […]

Royals announce signing of RHP Edinson Volquez

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 29, 2014) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez (pronounced: VOHL-kehz) to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Royals will announce a corresponding roster move […]

Royals acquire RHP Brian Broderick from Angels

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 19, 2014) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Brian Broderick from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Johnny Giavotella.  Broderick is a non-roster acquisition and will not count against the Royals’ 40-man roster.  Broderick, 28, signed a free agent contract with […]

AUDIO: Royals sign pitcher Kris Medlen

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 18, 2014) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Royals will announce a corresponding roster move later today. […]

AUDIO From Dayton Moore as Royals Officially Sign Kendrys Morales

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales (pronounced: KEN-dreez more-AH-lez) on a two-year deal with a mutual option for the 2017 season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Morales, 31, split the 2014 season between Minnesota and Seattle, signing […]

Royals Sign RHP Yohan Pino

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino (pronounced: PEEN-oh) to a Major League free-agent contract.  Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  In a corresponding roster move, the Royals designed right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman for assignment. Pino, 30, made 11 starts with the Minnesota […]

Bleacher Report MLB Columnist Anthony Witrado

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The MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego wrapped up on Thursday afternoon with plenty of trades and free agent signings.  The Royals have not officially announced the move but reports are out that they have signed Kendrys Morales to a two year 17 million dollar deal.  Bleacher Report MLB Columnist Anthony Witrado came on 580 […]

Royals acquire pitcher Jandel Gustave from Red Sox

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 11, 2014) – The Kansas City Royals have acquired right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.  Gustave, 22, was selected by the Red Sox from Houston’s Triple-A roster in the Major League phase of today’s Rule 5 Draft.  A native of Pimentel in the Dominican Republic, […]

Royals trade Aaron Crow to Miami Marlins

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn and right-handed pitcher Reid Redman from the Miami Marlins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow.  Flynn, 24, has pitched at the Major League level with Miami in each of the last two seasons, making two appearances (one start) this past […]

Royals sign Jason Frasor to one-year deal

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor, with a mutual option for the 2016 season.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Frasor, 37, was acquired by the Royals in a July 16 trade with the Texas Rangers, in a […]

Royals Acquire Infielder Ryan Jackson

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. Jackson, 26, was claimed off by the Dodgers on November 3 from the San Diego Padres, but was designated for assignment on Monday.  He missed most of the 2014 season with a right wrist […]

Royals announce 2015 Spring Training Schedule

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KANSAS CITY, MO (November 17, 2014) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2015 Spring Training today, with the club opening its 13th season in the Cactus League as the visiting team against its Surprise complex mates, the Texas Rangers, on Wednesday, March 4. The Royals will prepare for their defense of the American League […]

Food Prep Criticized at Kansas City stadiums

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A food safety manager says dirty conditions and poor food handling endangered customers at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City. A city health inspection prompted by the allegations found dozens of critical health code violations at the stadiums. ESPN first reported the allegations from Jon Costa, the food safety manager for Aramark, which runs […]

Royals to be represented in Japan All-Star Series

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Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today announced the full squad of players who have been named to the MLB All-Star Team to be led by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell during the upcoming Japan All-Star Series 2014.  The Japan All-Star Series 2014 will feature MLB All-Stars traveling to Japan […]

Gordon, Perez, Hosmer Take Home Gold Gloves

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Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., and ESPN2 announced tonight that  three Kansas City Royals ­– left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez – have won American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for the second-straight season.  The three Rawlings Gold Glove winners are tied for the most in team history after […]

Royals decline Billy Butler’s club option

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have declined to exercise the 2015 club option in designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler’s contract, making him a free agent. Butler, 28, was an American League All-Star in 2012 and ranks third in club history with a .295 career batting average and is sixth in doubles (276) […]

Audio from Royals Post Season Celebration Rally

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The Royals didn’t quite reach the mountain top as they fell just one game short of being World Series Champions.  The San Francisco Giants won game seven 3-2 on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals did have a tremendous season as they won the American League Pennant for the first time since 1985.  Their […]

Greg Holland, Craig Kimbrel Named 2014 Relievers of the Year

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Greg Holland of the American League Champion Kansas City Royals is the inaugural “Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year” and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is the first “Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year,” Major League Baseball announced today.  Both Holland and Kimbrel participated in a press conference at Kauffman […]

ALCS Game 3 Postponed

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Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the host Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to inclement weather and the forecast for rainfall throughout the remainder of the day. Policy during the Postseason is to use the game ticket marked with the number of the game actually being played at […]

Ned Yost and Billy Butler Press Conference

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The Royals are gearing up for game three of the ALCS on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.  Jeremy Guthrie will start for the Royals. Wei-Yen Chen will start for the Orioles.  First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. but weather could play a major factor in the game. Manager Ned Yost and designated hitter Billy […]

Royals win with two in ninth, take 2-0 ALCS lead

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Alcides Escobar’s double broke a four all tie in the ninth as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight post-season game, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday at Camden Yards and taking a two games to none lead in the American League Championship Series.  Omar Infante led off the ninth with an infield single […]

Royals do it again, win 8-6 in extras

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Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are supposed to be the big homer hitters in the AL Championship Series. Didn’t work out that way in Game 1. Orioles pitchers allowed the only three long balls in the rain-soaked ALCS opener, including Alex Gordon’s no-doubt-about-it solo shot and Mike Moustakas’ two-run wall-scraper in the 10th inning, […]

Ned Yost and James Shields Press Conferences

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The opening game of the American League Championship Series will be played tomorrow night in Baltimore as the Orioles face the Royals. The Game 1 pitching matchup is set with James Shields going for Kansas City against Chris Tillman. Shields was 2-0 against the Orioles this season while Tillman tossed a five-hitter against the Royals […]

Manager Ned Yost Press Conference

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The Kansas City Royals take on the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.  Game one of the best of seven game series is set for Friday in Baltimore. First pitch time has not yet been determined.  The Royals and Orioles met seven times in the regular season with Kansas City winning the season […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Advance to ALCS

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Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Sunday night to finish a sweep of their AL Division Series. Back in the playoffs for the first time since 1985, the wild-card Royals will face the Orioles […]

Royals Broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre on 580 Sports Talk

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The Royals roller coaster continues.  The Royals took the opener of the best-of-five series 3-2 in 11 innings last night on a solo homer by Mike Moustakas. Royals starter Jason Vargas allowed two runs and three hits before Kansas City’s bullpen tossed one-hit ball over five shutout innings. Chris Iannetta (eye-ah-NET’-uh) and David Freese (freez) […]

Royals ALCS Tickets Go On Sale October 3rd

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In anticipation for possible American League Championship Series games at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals have announced that tickets for potential ALCS games will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 3.  A limited number of tickets for individual ALCS match-ups that may take place at Kauffman Stadium will be available […]