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Royals break through in G2 with rally in 9th

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:40:08 EDT

Trailing by one run entering the ninth inning, the Royals got a bloop RBI single by Abraham Almonte to tie it, then took the lead when Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum botched a routine grounder by Jon Jay, and overthrew the pitcher covering the bag, allowing Alcides Escobar to score in Game 2 of the doubleheader. JaCoby Jones, the walk-off hero in Game 1, had put the Tigers in front with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Jakob Junis went eight strong innings in a no-decision for Kansas City, which snapped a nine-game skid.



Royals rookie Hill thriving after beating cancer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:10:20 EDT

Royals rookie left-hander Tim Hill looked in the mirror and hardly recognized himself. A skeleton, he thought. He needed to take a photo, perhaps just to remind himself one day of this trying time in his life. It was the fall of 2015, and Hill was near completion of eight months of chemotherapy. Incredibly, he had lost 70 pounds during the treatment. He stood 6-foot-1, 150 pounds.



Hammel's 9 sharp for naught as KC falls in 10th

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:11:50 EDT

Royals right-hander Jason Hammel gave it everything he had -- and then some.



Moose homers as hit streak reaches 11 games

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:11:47 EDT

Royals designated hitter Mike Moustakas left no doubt about how he would extend his hitting streak to 11 games.



Duffy looking to help Royals tame Tigers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:45:50 EDT

Left-hander Danny Duffy (0-2, 3.86 ERA) will take the mound at 12:10 p.m. CT on Saturday as he opposes Tigers righty Mike Fiers at Comerica Park. Duffy will be working on three days' rest instead of four. He threw six shutout innings and gave up two hits with eight strikeouts on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.



Perez, Gordon close to returning to Royals

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:14:44 EDT

The Royals could get two valuable American League Gold Glove Award-winning reinforcements back in their lineup as early as Tuesday.



Checking in on AL Central new guys: Hill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:12:31 EDT

New faces abound in the American League Central in 2018, some young and some old. Let's go around the horn in the division and check out the new guys.



Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:26:59 EDT

Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.



Royals unable to keep pace with Jays' bats

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:46:07 EDT

Wednesday's 15-5 loss to the Blue Jays was the eighth consecutive defeat for the Royals, who get a much-needed off-day Thursday before opening a four-game weekend series in Detroit with a doubleheader on Friday.



Duffy calls Merrifield's home run perfectly

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:33:31 EDT

Duffy calls Merrifield's home run perfectly



Vallot among top prospect performers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:01:27 EDT

Royals catcher Chase Vallot was among top prospect performers on Thursday.



Royals squander Duffy's fine start in nightcap

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:50:18 EDT

An excellent start from Danny Duffy went for naught in a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Blue Jays in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Rogers Centre.



Guthrie ready to make broadcasting debut

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:15:33 EDT

Chances are, Jeremy Guthrie will be just fine as he works in the booth for Wednesday's 3:07 p.m. CT game in Toronto. Guthrie will be working with MLB Network play-by-play announcer Scott Braun and former Expo Cliff Floyd. Alexa Datt will serve as the in-game reporter for the Facebook-exclusive Royals-Blue Jays game.



Moose, Duda homers aren't enough vs. Jays

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:50:04 EDT

The Royals grabbed an early lead with back-to-back home runs, but starter Eric Skoglund and the bullpen couldn't hold it, as they dropped an 11-3 decision to the Blue Jays on Tuesday in the opener of a doubleheader at Rogers Centre.



Royals add righty Barlow as their 26th man

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:38:55 EDT

The Royals added right-hander Scott Barlow to their roster for the second game of their doubleheader in Toronto on Tuesday.



Royals safe in Toronto after scary bus ride

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:50:53 EDT

The Royals are relieved the bad weather, which caused ice and snow damage to the roof at Rogers Centre, didn't lead to something much more serious after their arrival on Sunday night. One of the club's two buses was struck with a large piece of ice en route from Toronto's Pearson Airport just after 10 p.m. CT.



Royals, Angels reflect on Jackie's iconic impact

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:16:37 EDT

Jackie Robinson Day is always a day for managers, coaches and players to reflect on his incredible contribution to baseball as they all pull on their No. 42 jerseys to honor him. Despite having their game postponed on Sunday, the Royals and Angels were honored to share in his legacy.



Lee slugs way to Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:09:44 EDT

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the first 11 days of the Minor League season. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.



Royals, Junis' scoreless streak fall in snow

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:38:31 EDT

The red-hot Angels belted three home runs -- including a mammoth shot by Mike Trout -- on their way to a 5-3 win over the Royals at blistery Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night.



Salvy sent out on Double-A rehab assignment

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:47:19 EDT

On Saturday, the Royals sent catcher Salvador Perez out on a rehab assignment to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.



Royals option Maurer, recall McCarthy

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:30:31 EDT

The Royals optioned struggling reliever Brandon Maurer to Triple-A Omaha on Friday afternoon, and recalled right-hander Kevin McCarthy.



Lee among top prospect performers

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:16:08 EDT

Royals outfielder Khalil Lee was among top prospect performers on Friday.



Royals sign El-Abour, outfielder with autism

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:30:44 EDT

When 25-year-old outfielder Tarik El-Abour got the news from his mother, Nadia, that the Royals were going to sign him to a Minor League deal, he could barely contain himself. El-Abour became what is believed to be the first player with autism to sign a Minor League contract last week.



Royals can't find winning relief mix vs. Angels

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:05:04 EDT

For the second time in three days, Justin Grimm, who had emerged as Royals manager Ned Yost's primary setup man, gave up two runs in the eighth inning, leading to a loss, this time 5-4 to the Angels on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.



Gordon hopes to avoid surgery on hip tear

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:48:56 EDT

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, put on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left hip labral tear, said this injury is very similar to the right hip labral tear he experienced in 2009.



Royals' bats can't back Kennedy in defeat

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:48:17 EDT

Right-hander Ian Kennedy turned in yet another superb performance, tossing six innings of one-run ball, but the Royals' offense once again struggled.



Royals drop finale as 'pen allows late homer

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:55:31 EDT

The crazy thing is, Royals reliever Justin Grimm thought, was that he had his best curveball he has had all season.



Buchholz eyeing Triple-A rehab assignment

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:07:27 EDT

Right-hander Clay Buchholz, signed by the Royals to a Minor League deal during Spring Training, continues to build up his arm strength and is progressing toward a Triple-A assignment possibly within two weeks.



Skoglund labors for Royals in season debut

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:45:05 EDT

Because of off-days and postponements, Royals No. 5 starter Eric Skoglund took the mound for his season debut on Tuesday night having not pitched since March 17 in Spring Training. The result wasn't what he was hoping for, as the Mariners got to him for six hits and five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings en route to an 8-3 victory.



Speed was cornerstone of Wilson's game

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:50:55 EDT

Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield spotted legendary basestealer Willie Wilson walking through the clubhouse and immediately approached him.



Moose takes Felix deep for 2nd homer of '18

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:30:04 EDT

After hitting a career-high 38 homers last year to set the Royals' single-season record, Mike Moustakas blasted his second in two games in Tuesday night's 8-3 loss against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.