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  • Twins keep their cool, score big in 10th over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Usually, there are no saves awarded in an 11-5 victory like the Twins’ over Kansas City on Thursday night. But go ahead and credit Trevor Plouffe with a big save. Plouffe intercepted Jordan Schafer as he muttered his way past umpire Ron Kulpa, the man at third base who had just called an irate..." August 29

  • Royals claim Jayson Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweets. Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday. Nix, 31, has bounced around a good deal this year, and will now join his fourth organization on the season." August 29

  • Salvador Perez wears women’s perfume behind the plate

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City TV station KSHB in Kansas City interviewed Royals catcher Salvador Perez. It’s the standard stuff: he hopes the Royals will win the World Series this year. He used to play a different position before playing catcher. He is close friends with his teammates. He wears womens’ perfume..." August 29

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    Jeffrey Flanagan @jflanagankc

    #Royals' Hosmer taking BP. Could go on rehab assignment this weekend

  • Royals attendance is up, even as Ned Yost’s comments touch a nerve with fans

    Kansas City Star "As Alex Gordon’s game-winning home run sailed over the fence on Tuesday night, Kim Clawson shook her husband, Kevin, in excitement. From their home in Topeka. The Clawsons have attended some 25 Royals games at Kauffman Stadium this season and made it over for Wednesday’s game against the..." August 28

  • Royals rally again as Nori Aoki, Jarrod Dyson come through in 6-1 victory over Twins

    Kansas City Star "The chants overlapped as Nori Aoki stepped toward the plate. From both sides of Kauffman Stadium, the fans threw their voices toward the diamond, the sounds mixing but not muddling. The words were simple — “Let’s go Royals” — but the volume blared in the eighth inning of a 6-1 victory over..." August 28

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    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals recall RHP Liam Hendriks from AAA, he will start tonight vs. Twins; option RHP Aaron Crow to Northwest Arkansas (AA).

  • Alex Gordon’s walk-off home run lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Twins

    Kansas City Star "For a team that couldn’t hit the ocean falling out of a boat for two games and eight innings, Royals starter Danny Duffy had a feeling in the bottom of the ninth. He knew who was due up. “You got Gordo coming up and you know something big’s going to happen,” Duffy said. Like a charm, Alex..." August 27

  • On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans

    Kansas City Star "Back in the training room, Danny Duffy is fixated on the television as a ninth inning that feels more important than most begins. The Royals need two runs to win. They have scored two runs in their last 28 innings. The Twins have called on their All-Star closer, the one with a biting fastball and..." August 27

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Eric Hosmer will undergo another X-ray on his hand on Monday. Hopes to be cleared to start his hitting program.

  • Guthrie overcomes first pitch HR, Royals beat Texas 6-3

    Fox Sports Kansas City "One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn't allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two..." August 24

  • Royals’ Alex Gordon says he’ll delay free agency

    Kansas City Star "On his first day as a Kansas City Royal, Josh Willingham leaned back in a clubhouse chair and took in his surroundings. Across the room, a group of reporters ringed a corner locker. Willingham turned to new teammate Danny Duffy and asked about the status of the locker’s inhabitant. “So Alex..." August 24

  • Yordano Ventura tames Texas Rangers as KC Royals win 6-3

    Kansas City Star "The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a combination of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the energy created by the velocity of his fastball. At times..." August 23

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Scott Downs (neck thing) is slated to throw a session of live B.P. when the team returns home. He is eligible to come off the D.L. Shrug.

  • MRI comes back negative on Salvador Perez’s knee

    Hardball Talk "Good news here for the first-place Royals — I just like saying that — as Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that an MRI on Salvador Perez‘s right knee revealed no structural damage. Perez left Monday’s game after he tweaked the patella tendon in his knee while running the bases. He..." August 22

  • Salvador Perez to undergo MRI on knee after sitting out Royals finale against Rockies

    Kansas City Star "Two days after he first tweaked the patella tendon in his right knee, and one day after he returned to the lineup without any extra rest, Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday’s game at Coors Field. He experienced a recurrence of symptoms shortly before the game began. “He..." August 21

  • Jorge De La Rosa improves to 9-2 in 13 starts at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has found a home sweet home on the Front Range. Although his team owns the worst record in the National League, he departed Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals with a 13-8 record and 4.21 ERA. He has a legitimate chance to surpass his..." August 21

  • Omar Infante comes through as Royals streak past Rockies

    Kansas City Star "On the plane ride into Colorado, as Monday evening segued into Tuesday morning, Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday. His team arrived at its hotel at 2 a.m. He awoke the next morning still the steward of a first-place club and a manager suddenly incapable of missteps. He crafted his Royals..." August 20

  • Erik Kratz homers twice as Royals down Twins, 6-4; Salvador Perez exits with knee pain

    Kansas City Star "The sequence confirmed the blessed fortune shining on the Royals, even as the events hinted at the organization’s darkest fear. In the seventh inning of a 6-4 victory over Minnesota on Monday, Salvador Perez stood inside the dugout with his shirt untucked and his right knee sore. It was his turn..." August 19

  • Closer Greg Holland admits he’s fatigued but will still answer Royals’ ninth-inning call

    Kansas City Star "The aftershocks from Greg Holland’s momentary lapses in Friday’s ninth inning were still apparent the next afternoon. Manager Ned Yost blamed himself for overusing his closer. Holland insisted he would continue to answer the call, even as he dealt with fatigue. His weariness manifested against..." August 17

  • Hughes strong, Suzuki homers as Twins top Kansas City

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Let’s get the Kurt Suzuki lowlight out of the way. The Royals’ Nori Aoki took off for third base in the fourth inning on Saturday. Suzuki turned and threw to third — but the ball ended up rolling to Chris Parmelee in left. A wild throw, and then some. Aoki was able to score on the wild..." August 17

  • Josh Willingham keys Royals rally in 6-5 victory over Minnesota Twins

    Kansas City Star "The homecoming ended with a three-child welcoming committee. A chorus of “Daddy!” rang as Josh Willingham opened the door of the visitors’ clubhouse at Target Field and welcomed his boys, ages 2, 4 and 7. Willingham called this ballpark home for three years but never experienced a winning..." August 16

  • Rolling Royals win again, top Oakland A’s 7-3

    Kansas City Star "Throughout the wild ride to the top of the American League Central, the Royals have been front-runners, rarely accessing an extra gear to overcome a deficit. The pitching has overwhelmed opponents, and they’ve generated enough power and timely hits to take control of games early and cruise..." August 15

  • KC Wins 3-0 Over Oakland

    Royals Review "NEW WINNING STREAK One in a row! New streak! I'm also getting excited. Knowing the Kansas City sports scene (aside from Sporting), this is generally a bad thing to have happen to you, but it's probably time to just go with it. It was a predictably low scoring affair between two lefties..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • A's answer back with 11-3 win over Royals

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s went retro Tuesday night, turning the clock back offensively and delivering the kind of smack down that was a common place over the first half of the season. They hammered out a season-high 20 hits and routed the Kansas City Royals 11-3 at Kauffman Stadium, and there were lots of..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Butler would be willing to renegotiate deal to stay in KC next season

    Fox Sports Kansas City "When Billy Butler thinks about next season and ponders the possibility of not being in a Royals uniform, he quickly tries to think of something else. "It would definitely be painful," Butler tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com. Butler is in the final season of a four-year, $30 million deal he..." August 12

  • Royals acquire Josh Willingham from the Twins

    Hardball Talk "The Royals just announced that they have acquired outfielder/designated hitter Josh Willingham from the Twins in exchange for prospect right-hander Jason Adam. Willingham, 35, is batting just .210/.345/.402 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI over 68 games this season. However, he still offers power..." August 12

  • On Nebraska Night at Kauffman Stadium, ex-Husker Alex Gordon homers as Royals beat Giants 5-0

    Kansas City Star "At this rate, the Royals need to add some more promotions to their schedule. A Western Carolina night for Greg Holland. Cal State Fullerton day for Christian Colon. Southwest Mississippi Community College weekend for Jarrod Dyson. The college promotions continued to pay off Saturday as the..." August 10

  • Royals have bigger goal than a wild-card berth

    Kansas City Star "They are scoreboard watching in the Royals clubhouse and that’s just the start of the weirdness. This is the season that makes no sense. This is the team that demoted a key player and fired the hitting coach and sat out the trading deadline and is still within an arm’s reach of a playoff spot...." August 10

  • Billy Butler, bullpen keep KC Royals rolling in 4-2 win over Giants

    Kansas City Star "On a night when he hit another bomb, Billy Butler’s dribbler proved just as valuable. Butler’s seeing-eye single in the sixth inning provided the go-ahead run and allowed the Royals to access their greatest strength, the bullpen. It added up to a 4-2 victory over the Giants that kept the..." August 09

  • Jeremy Guthrie shuts down Diamondbacks as Royals collect sweep, 6-2, move into wild-card position

    Kansas City Star "A red-eye flight awaited the Royals after a 6-2 victory Thursday over Arizona. They departed the desert in an ideal position, one that appeared so unlikely a few weeks ago. The Royals return to Kansas City in sole possession of the American League’s second wild card, and control their own destiny..." August 08

  • Royals stay hot in 4-3 victory over Diamondbacks

    Kansas City Star "The impulse struck Mike Moustakas mid-sprint. He could not deduce its origins. “I don’t have any kind of explanation,” Moustakas said. “It just kind of happened.” What happened was this: He dove into first base to beat out a double-play ball in the ninth inning of a 4-3 Royals victory,..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Nori Aoki leads home-run parade with grand slam as Royals rout Diamondbacks 12-2

    Kansas City Star "In his first 85 games as a Royal, Nori Aoki interspersed patches of success with spates of disappointments and moments of slapstick. He fielded a foul ball with his groin. He swung at a pitch that hit him. He disappointed team officials with his defense, lost his spot at the top of the batting..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • James Shields shines in 4-2 victory as Royals grab series from Athletics

    Kansas City Star "For two hours, 16 minutes and 23 outs, James Shields silenced this riotous multisport relic. The fans at O.co Coliseum had not witnessed the Oakland Athletics lose a series here since May. With two outs in the eighth inning on Sunday, the flag-waving, drum-thumping masses here sensed their..." August 04

  • Lester, Gomes shine in debut as A's win 8-3 over Royals

    CSN Bay Area "Jon Lester was the focal point Saturday as he took the mound in his A’s debut, but the story of the game unfolded with Oakland’s new ace seated on the bench. The A’s batted around in an eight-run fifth inning and coasted to an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. That made a winner of..." August 03

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The preliminary reading of Eric Hosmer's CT-scan set off no alarm bells. It's a stress fracture. He is not expected to require surgery.

  • Raul Ibanez swats homer, Jeremy Guthrie stymies Oakland in 1-0 Royals victory

    Kansas City Star "The eldest member of the Royals settled into the batter’s box against the youngest member of Oakland’s pitching staff Friday. Raul Ibanez turned his head and trained his eyes on Sonny Gray. In their previous encounter, the 24-year-old Gray overran the 42-year-old Ibanez with fastballs before..." August 02

  • Eric Hosmer could miss six weeks for Royals with stress fracture in hand

    Kansas City Star "The pitch that injured Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer connected with his right hand on July 20 in Boston, and induced a spate of swelling around the area. That swelling, according to Hosmer, camouflaged the underlying damage, a non-displaced stress fracture of the third metacarpal, a vexing..." August 01

  • Timely hitting propels Yordano Ventura and the Royals past the Twins 6-3

    Kansas City Star "Whether the Royals’ inactivity at the trade deadline was a vote of confidence for the current roster or a lack of other options, the team the front office stayed with patched it together once again. These Royals, whose offensive struggles have been well-documented, capitalized on a four-run..." August 01

  • Royals, Giants Mariners, Reds, Indians looking at Alex Rios

    CBSSports.com "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Phillies talking to #Royals about A.J. Burnett. No indication that deal is close.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Royals have backed off Jonny Gomes because they want a bat that can play RF. He doesn't fit that description.

  • Gibson sharp, replay officials not so much as Twins win over KC

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ron Gardenhire knew there was a good chance he was going to get thrown out because of a replay challenge Tuesday. But he was astounded by the reason why. The Twins manager watched Kyle Gibson hold Kansas City to two hits over seven innings on Tuesday and collect the victory in a 2-1 decision..." July 30

  • Billy Butler needs to hit to stay in Royals lineup, Ned Yost says

    Kansas City Star "For the 105th game of the Royals season, manager Ned Yost crafted a lineup as if the preceding 104 games had essentially not occurred. The batting order was an almost exact replica of the one sketched out for opening day, with little concession given to the subsequent events. Nori Aoki entered..." July 30

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Royals have inquired on John Lackey, as @GordonEdes reported. The Red Sox are said to be seeking a sizable return.