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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:33:03 EDTAfter 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.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:27:25 EDTSaturday'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.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:25:46 EDTA 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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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:42:03 EDTMiguel 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.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:26:51 EDTRoyals fan makes catch with popcorn bucket
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:21:00 EDTFrancisco 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.
Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:26:59 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.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:35:54 EDTHome-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.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:27:51 EDTAs 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.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:37 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:38:12 EDTIt 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.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:21:29 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:02:52 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:33:29 EDTIt'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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:45:26 EDTRoyals 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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:45:00 EDTAfter 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.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:05:21 EDTOn 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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:45:33 EDTNed Yost has managed the Royals for eight seasons and never been blessed with a deep stable of sluggers. He knows this drill.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:18:02 EDTBefore 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.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:47:36 EDTAlmost 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.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:56:14 EDTIf 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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:30:41 EDTEven 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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:42:04 EDTMLBPipeline.com'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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:45 EDTThe Rangers completed a four-game sweep of the Royals with a 5-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:30:50 EDTRoyals 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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:28:36 EDTIt 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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:10:13 EDTAfter 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.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:10:42 EDTRoyals 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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:25:25 EDTElvis 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.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:39:46 EDTARLINGTON -- 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.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:01:17 EDTRoyals 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.