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After rainout, Hammel seeks 1st win vs. Twins

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:33:03 EDT

After Saturday's game was rained out, the Twins will look to continue their early-season success against the Royals on Sunday, when right-hander Phil Hughes starts opposite Kansas City right-hander Jason Hammel. Both starters were pushed back a day after the postponed game, which will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 1.

Rain postpones Saturday's Twins-Royals game

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:27:25 EDT

Saturday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 1 at 7:35 p.m. CT as the second game of a split doubleheader.

Soria's scoreless streak comes to an end

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:25:46 EDT

A ground ball just out of reach. A line drive mishandled in right field. A walk to a .145 hitter. A hanging curveball. It all added up to a nightmarish performance for Royals reliever Joakim Soria, who hadn't allowed a run previously this season in nine outings, but gave up four in the eighth inning Friday, allowing the Twins to wipe out a 4-2 deficit and win 6-4.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:03:59 EDT

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Salvy, Moss homer, but skid reaches 8 games

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:42:03 EDT

Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back two-run doubles in a four-run eighth inning as the Twins rallied for a 6-4 win Friday night over the Royals, who lost their eighth straight game.

Royals fan makes catch with popcorn bucket

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:26:51 EDT

Royals fan makes catch with popcorn bucket

Lee belts grand slam for Lexington

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:21:00 EDT

Francisco Mejia has already piled up plenty of hits for Double-A Akron this season, but it wasn't until Friday night that the Indians' No. 2 prospect entered the home run column, connecting on a solo shot in the ninth inning of the RubberDucks' 6-1 win over Bowie.

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's Prospect Watch.

Plate umpire Bucknor exits game after foul tip

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:35:54 EDT

Home-plate umpire CB Bucknor left the Twins' 6-4 victory over the Royals Friday night in the eighth inning after being hit in the facemask by a foul tip from Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano.

Pull-happy Royals altering approach at plate

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:27:51 EDT

As the Royals continue to search for answers to their prolonged offensive slump -- they have scored two runs or fewer in nine of their last 10 games before Friday -- some of their hitters have begun altering their approach.

Royals' next wave of prospects heating up

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:37 EDT

The Royals are caught in the depths of a seven-game losing streak, but the situation is much brighter below. Kansas City has several Minor Leaguers -- many of whom represent the next wave of prospects knocking on the big league door -- who are off to a solid start.

Hosmer liner symbolizes unlucky trip

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:38:12 EDT

It goes to show what kind of slump the Royals are in right now when struggling first baseman Eric Hosmer rips a line drive at 112.9 mph -- the second-hardest ball he has hit this season, according to Statcast -- and it's an out.

It's time to win or clean house for Royals

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:21:29 EDT

The Blue Jays are off to a rough start, prompting many observers to wonder if it's time for club president and CEO Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins to dismantle their roster.

Royals can't solve Quintana, drop 7th straight

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:02:52 EDT

The five runs scored by the White Sox offense during Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field must have seemed like a season's worth of support for Jose Quintana, the South Siders' winning pitcher.

Royals searching for discipline at plate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:33:29 EDT

It's no secret what is holding the Royals back in 2017: Their offense. The Royals are last in baseball in scoring, averaging 2.6 runs a game with a .586 OPS. They recently set a franchise record with eight straight games of scoring two runs or less.

Duffy can't let balk call 'slide' after tough start

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:45:26 EDT

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy always has pitched well against the White Sox here in what is now called Guaranteed Rate Field: Six runs in seven career starts. But that success vanished on Tuesday night in a 10-5 loss as he gave up nine hits and six runs in just 4 2/3 innings.

Royals stumble after fast start vs. White Sox

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:45:00 EDT

After a 23-inning scoreless drought, including a two-game stretch where the White Sox had exactly one runner reach second base, the offense has come to life. They knocked out 14 hits in an 10-5 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night, marking their third straight victory.

Yost wishes Earnhardt Jr. well in retirement

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:05:21 EDT

On the day that his good friend, Dale Earnhardt Jr., announced he was retiring from racing at the end of this season, Royals manager Ned Yost sat in his office at Guaranteed Rate Field and said Junior was making the right decision.

Soler right hitter to help jolt Royals' offense

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:45:33 EDT

Ned Yost has managed the Royals for eight seasons and never been blessed with a deep stable of sluggers. He knows this drill.

Cold bats likely putting strain on Royals' arms

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:18:02 EDT

Before long, a breaking point could come for a Royals pitching staff that has been lights-out lately but has little to show for it because of an anemic offense. The Royals may be reaching that point after a 12-1 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Monday night. It was the eighth straight game the Royals have scored two runs or fewer -- a franchise record.

Vargas, bullpen unable to contain White Sox

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:47:36 EDT

Almost everybody for the White Sox hit and Miguel Gonzalez once again turned in a stellar mound effort, as Chicago cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the three-game series opener.

Could Hoz's numbers rise by elevating ball?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:56:14 EDT

If you're trying to dig deep into the numbers and analyze why Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is off to a slow start, it would be easy to single out his high ground-ball rate. Another explanation: Bad luck.

Hammel goes wild, can't escape pivotal 4th

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:30:41 EDT

Even in defeat, the Royals have been buoyed by their starting pitchers lately, entering Sunday with a Major League-leading rotation ERA. Then, even that lifeboat sunk in a 5-2 loss as the Rangers completed a four-game sweep.

O'Hearn makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:42:04 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

Moose, Bonifacio homers can't stop Rangers

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:45 EDT

The Rangers completed a four-game sweep of the Royals with a 5-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

With Salvy out, Butera is valuable backup

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:30:50 EDT

Royals catcher Salvador Perez remained out of the lineup on Sunday with neck stiffness, but the presence of backup catcher Drew Butera is a luxury most teams don't have, manager Ned Yost said.

O'Hearn homers for third time in four games

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:28:36 EDT

It seems like every time he takes the mound, Kolby Allard keeps showing why the Braves drafted him No. 14 overall two years ago. Allard is among Sunday's top prospect performers.

Royals' bats don't pitch in to back Kennedy

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:10:13 EDT

After another seven strong innings, Royals starter Ian Kennedy's ERA dipped to 2.08, not much more than half the American League average. Unfortunately for him, the Royals have scored a total of three runs over Kennedy's four starts, including Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

Soler begins injury rehab; Salvy scratched

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:10:42 EDT

Royals right fielder Jorge Soler, who has been sidelined since near the end of Spring Training with a left oblique strain, started his rehab assignment off on a positive note on Friday night.

Moose's RBI hit isn't enough to slow Rangers

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:25:25 EDT

Elvis Andrus singled home the winning run in the ninth to give the Rangers a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have won three straight in this series -- including two in walk-off fashion -- and nine straight over the Royals dating to last season.

Two batters foil Karns' outing

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:39:46 EDT

ARLINGTON -- Given how stagnant their offense has been for most of 2017, it's not hard to imagine what sort of trouble the Royals would be in if their starting rotation hadn't been so spectacular at the same time. Friday's 6-2 loss against the Rangers didn't leave much to the imagination.

Bonifacio makes Major League debut

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:01:17 EDT

Royals prospect Jorge Bonifacio made his Major League debut Friday in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers. He started in right field and batted eighth on the same day he was called up from Triple-A Omaha in an effort to boost Kansas City's lagging offense.