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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:45:45 EDTWhat looked like another step in the Tigers' charge toward the American League playoffs became a potentially costly stumble in the ninth, courtesy of a Royals rally reminiscent of last year. Eric Hosmer's go-ahead three-run homer punctuated a five-run ninth off Francisco Rodriguez, propelling Kansas City to a 7-4 win Saturday in front of a stunned Comerica Park crowd.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:10:26 EDTRoyals right-hander Yordano Ventura left Saturday's 7-4 win over the Tigers after facing one hitter in the fifth inning because of what the Royals indicated was lower back tightness and spasms.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:58:30 EDTFor the Royals' Eric Hosmer, Saturday's game with the Tigers certainly ended better than it started.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:53:20 EDTLeft-hander Matt Boyd takes center stage in Sunday's series finale between the Tigers and Royals at Comerica Park as Detroit tries to inch closer to a postseason berth. While Boyd faces the Royals for the second time this season, right-hander Edinson Volquez heads to the mound to take on the Tigers for the fourth time.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:40:29 EDTThe Tigers' transition from pursuer to pursued in the American League Wild Card race went swimmingly on Friday night. Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin all homered off Danny Duffy to provide an early lead for Michael Fulmer, who struck out nine Royals over seven innings for his first win in five weeks with an 8-3 victory at Comerica Park.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:40:07 EDTUntil the ninth inning when Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs with a triple, there wasn't much excitement for the Royals in an 8-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday night. But the Royals did rely on their excellent replay coordinator Bill Duplissea to get on the board against tough rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:00:30 EDTAs thoughts turn toward how the Royals will shape up their pitching staff for 2017, two names will figure prominently in internal discussions this offseason: Joakim Soria and Matt Strahm.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:06:04 EDTIn the search for positive developments in an otherwise rough three-game sweep at the hands of the Indians, the Royals can at least view left-hander Jason Vargas' second start back from Tommy John rehab another excellent step forward.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:17:46 EDTWho do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:35:04 EDTWith his latest homer in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday, Carlos Santana not only moved Cleveland a little closer to a division crown, but he put the pressure on Mike Napoli for the Tribe's home run title this season. Santana and Napoli are now tied at 34 shots apiece with 10 games left on the schedule. More importantly for the American League Central-leading Indians was the fact that the victory trimmed their magic number to four to clinch their first division championship since 2007.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:50:12 EDTTheir division hopes are gone, and their American League Wild Card dreams are fading fast. So what is driving manager Ned Yost and the Royals during these final games of the 2016 season? Finishing over .500.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:00:46 EDTIt had to happen sometime. One of the top basestealing weapons in baseball, Royals outfielder Terrance Gore, finally got caught stealing in the ninth inning of the Indians' 4-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:23:02 EDTThe Royals will not be wearing the division crown this year. In a 4-3 win over Kansas City on Wednesday night, Corey Kluber continued to build his American League Cy Young Award case, Jose Ramirez roped three doubles and the Indians marched closer to an AL Central title.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:38:22 EDTRight-hander Edinson Volquez has two starts left this season, perhaps his last two in a Royals uniform. Volquez, one of the heroes of last year's World Series championship team, is a potential free agent in 2017. The Royals and Volquez have a mutual option for $10 million (with a $3 million buyout), but keep in mind that the Royals have never exercised a mutual option under the present regime.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:32:34 EDTRoyals right-hander Edinson Volquez finally delivered like the Volquez of 2015, delivering his best performance in roughly two months as he held the Indians to one run and four hits through 6 2/3 innings in the Royals' 2-1 loss on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:43:19 EDTRoyals fans are finally getting to see why general manager Dayton Moore traded Brett Eibner to Oakland for speedy outfielder Billy Burns. Burns was at his pesky best on Monday against the White Sox, getting three hits -- two were infield hits -- and stealing a base.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:31:43 EDTThe Royals have experienced plenty of late-season magic over the past two years. Now the Indians want a turn. On Tuesday night, Cleveland continued its march toward an American League Central title with a 2-1, walk-off win over Kansas City. Brandon Guyer played the role of hero, sending a fly ball deep into the right-field corner for a pinch-hit RBI single, setting off the on-field party at Progressive Field.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:22:33 EDTThere's a little life left yet in the defending World Series champions. After dropping five straight games to open a crucial homestand, pushing them to the brink of postseason contention, the Royals have bounced back with three straight wins, the latest an 8-3 triumph over the White Sox on Monday in a makeup game at Kauffman Stadium.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:06:49 EDTIt was either one of the better catches you'll see in a while, or it was an awkward approach to a deep fly ball rescued by a last-second stab in midair. Either way, credit Paulo Orlando with a highlight grab.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:02 EDTYordano has laugh after getting startled by Butera
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:43:54 EDTWhen Kendrys Morales launched a towering two-run homer in the sixth inning Sunday, he had a good feeling circling the bases, as the Royals were well on their way to a 10-3 victory over the White Sox. Then Morales got back to the dugout, learned that the homer was the 1,000th hit of his Major League career and he felt even better.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:44:48 EDTDanny Duffy has 12 victories during his breakout 2016 campaign as part of the Royals rotation. Exactly one quarter of them have come against the White Sox.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:08:48 EDTThe White Sox and Royals had a rare double challenge during a play at second base in the second inning of Kansas City's 10-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:00:37 EDT11-year-old plays national anthem on electric guitar
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:57:59 EDTIt has been a rough homestand for the Royals, but Saturday was a time for manager Ned Yost to pause and reflect on reaching a goal that he established for himself long ago. By snapping a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the White Sox, the Royals handed Yost the 1,000th career victory of his Major League managing career with Milwaukee and Kansas City.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:26:13 EDTNed Yost had to wait almost one week, but the Royals manager now is the proud owner of 1,000 career victories. The historic win came on Saturday night, as the Royals held on for a 3-2 victory over the White Sox before 34,805 at Kauffman Stadium.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:37:54 EDTJason Vargas had waited 14 months to step back onto a Major League mound and that made Saturday's start against the White Sox, a 3-2 Royals win, something special.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:43:30 EDTRoyals shortstop Alcides Escobar started his 148th game Saturday night against the White Sox and his mindset is to start 14 more.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:43:25 EDTWith left-hander Jason Vargas being activated to make the start on Saturday against the White Sox, the Royals adjusted their 40-man roster by designating veteran right-hander Chien-Ming Wang for assignment.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:10:04 EDTRoyals manager Ned Yost isn't ready to wave the white flag on the 2016 season. But Yost said he will mix in more of his young players down the stretch, starting with 2013 first-round Draft pick Hunter Dozier.