AUDIO: Royals Acquire Utility Man Zobrist

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The Kansas City Royals are on pace to win 99 regular season games but they are not standing still. The Royals have acquired utility man Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of minor league pitching prospects. The Royals, who recently just traded for Reds ace Johnny Cueto, now have filled their need […]

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 […]

Kansas Adds DeBose For World University Games

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Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self announced the addition of Florida Gulf Coast’s Julian DeBose to the roster for the 2015 World University Games Saturday. Jayhawk guard Devonte’ Graham was the bearer of terrible timing as an injury will sideline him for three weeks, causing the need for DeBose to temporarily join the team […]

Boston Grabs 7-3 Victory Over Royals

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Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave up nine runs in 4 2-3 innings in his previous start against Toronto, allowed one run and six hits in 6 1-3 […]

Saturday’s Royals Game Sold Out

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that tomorrow night’s 6:10 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox is officially sold out.  Standing room tickets remain for this evening’s 7:10 p.m. contest against the Red Sox and Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. series finale.  Tonight’s game features the “Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game” as the Royals host Kansas […]

Ned Yost Now Winningest Manager In Club History, Royals Win 3-2 Over Brewers

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Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals’ two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain’s sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on […]

Young Pitches and Hits Royals to Win

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Chris Young became the first Royals pitcher to drive in three runs in a game since 1972 and worked seven innings of five-hit ball Tuesday night, leading Kansas City to a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Young had a two-run single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the fifth for the Royals, […]

Royals Sign 27 Draft Picks

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that 27 of the team’s 41 selections from last week’s First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft have signed with the organization, highlighted by third-round pick, outfielder Anderson Miller (Western Kentucky University) and fifth-round selection, outfielder Roman Collins (Florida Atlantic University). The 27 draft picks that have signed with the Royals […]

Cain, Volquez Lift Royals Over Brewers.

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Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer, and normally lights-out reliever Greg Holland struggled in the ninth before the Kansas City Royals held off the Milwaukee Brewers for an 8-5 win Monday night. The Royals won in manager Ned Yost’s first regular season game back in Milwaukee since being fired by the Brewers late in the 2008 campaign. […]

Cards Bullpen Holds off Royals

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Call-up Tyler Lyons had a solid outing and Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the fifth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Kansas City Royals for the second straight day, 3-2 on Saturday. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, who took two of three from the Cardinals at home […]

Garcia Dominates, Cardinals Beat Royals 4-0

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Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and helped himself with an RBI single for the St. Louis Cardinals, who ended the Kansas City Royals’ four-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory in the opener of a high-profile weekend interleague series on Friday night. Jon Jay snapped a 2-for-24 slump this month with a […]

Royals Designate Erik Kratz For Assignment

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that catcher Erik Kratz has been returned from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the disabled list and designated for assignment.  Kratz, 34, went on the disabled list on May 6 with plantar fasciitis on his left foot and had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. The Royals […]

Royals Earn Sweep of Twins

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Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer, Edinson Volquez struck out six batters over seven innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota 7-2 on Wednesday to finish the first series sweep this season of the Twins at home. The Twins scored 11 runs while stumbling to a 1-5 record on this home-stand, which handed the division […]

Royals Complete Day 2 of the MLB Draft.

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The Kansas City Royals completed the second day of the 2015 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting eight players after drafting right-handed pitchers Ashe Russell, Nolan Watson and Josh Staumont on Monday.  The Royals first selection of the day came in the third round (98th overall) with 21-year-old center fielder Anderson Miller from Western […]

Morales, Vargas Give Royals Boost Over Twins

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Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Vargas (5-2) gave up five hits and struck out two, Morales hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Eric […]

Audio: Royals GM Dayton Moore On Clubs First Two Selections

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Royals General Manager Dayton Moore spoke to members of the media briefly via teleconference Monday evening. The Royals selected Ashe Russell right-handed pitcher from Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, with the 21st overall pick of the June Free Agent Draft. Russell, 18, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound hurler, was 5-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 67 strikeouts […]

Royals Select Pitcher Nolan Watson 33rd Overall

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The Kansas City Royals have selected Nolan Watson, a right-handed pitcher from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, with the 33rd selection in the June Free Agent Draft.                Watson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound hurler, was 6-1 with a 0.68 ERA this spring, striking out 81 over 51.2 innings.  He joins fellow Indianapolis product and right-handed […]

Hosmer Overtakes Cabrera, Morales Surpasses Cruz In Latest All-Star Game Voting Update

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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Kendrys Morales have taken over as the leading vote-getters at their respective positions in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.  The 2015 Esurance MLB […]

Perez Lifts Royals to Avoid Sweep

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Salvador Perez hit a solo home run with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 4-3.  The Royals avoid the sweep and get just their second win in their last seven games.  Perez hit his eighth homer, sending a pitch from Keone Kela (4-2) into the Royals’ bullpen. […]

Royals Continue to Struggle in Third Straight Loss

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Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Saturday for their seventh win in eight games. Texas has won six straight series for the first time since 2012. The AL champion Royals have lost nine of 11. Rodriguez (3-2), a 36-year-old lefty who signed with the Rangers […]

Royals Solve Kluber Top Indians

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Jason Vargas tossed six sharp innings, the Kansas City offense finally woke up against AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Wednesday night. Mike Moustakas drove in a run in the first inning, and Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales hit consecutive RBI doubles off Kluber (3-6) […]

MLB Apologizes For Breakdown In Replay Process

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Major League Baseball has apologized to the Kansas City Royals for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night. MLB Statement:  “This is one of those rare circumstances in which the super slow motion view was delayed and the Replay Official reached a […]

ASG Voting Update #2: Cabrera, Hosmer Battle For First Base Lead; Five Royals Hold Positional Leads In AL All-Star Voting

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Nine-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals are in a tight battle for the first base lead in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.  Online […]

Royals Swept by Yankees Push Losing Streak to Four

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Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who outscored the AL champions 23-4 […]

Royals Losing Streak Pushed to Three

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Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday night to send the AL champions to their first three-game skid this season. This is the first three game losing streak since the end of August of […]

Guthrie Struggles as Yankees Crush Royals

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Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite foil of the Yankees, Jeremy Guthrie (4-3), before the team made […]

Wacha Silences Royals Offense

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 Unbeaten Michael Wacha won for the seventh straight time this year and the St. Louis Cardinals ended their season-worst three-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Sunday. Wacha held the majors’ best-hitting team to one unearned run and five singles in seven innings. He exited with a 1.87 ERA and became the first […]

Morales Powers Royals Over Redbirds

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Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. The Royals improved to 27-14, the best record in the majors, while the Cardinals dropped to 27-15, best in the National League. Morales, who leads […]

Guthrie Leads Royals in Sweep of Reds

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Jeremy Guthrie pitched six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night. The Royals tied a club record with 24 consecutive scoreless innings, which was set June 9-12, 1976. That streak ended in the seventh when Brandon Phillips’ two-out double off reliever Ryan Madson scored Zack Cozart. The Royals, who […]

Ventura Leads Royals to Back to Back Shutout Wins

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Yordano Ventura, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night. The Royals, who beat the New York Yankees 6-0 on Sunday, logged consecutive shutouts for the first time since Sept. 29-30, 1992, when Dennis Rasmussen and Rick Reed blanked the California Angels. […]