Royals Rumors & News

  • How $5,000 ended up costing the Royals chance at Mariano Rivera

    New York Post "What a tremendous scene — not just here at Kauffman Stadium, but in this whole darn city. When you go to the downtown CVS at 7:15 Tuesday morning and you’re greeted by employees wearing Royals shirts, you know they’re into it. That a 29-year wait for postseason baseball action makes folks..." October 02

  • Royals ALDS ticket prices soaring

    ESPN.com "Postseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building. Game 3 of the American League Division Series, the first home game for the Royals against the Los Angeles Angels,..." October 02

  • Royals win AL Wild Card Game over A's in walk-off thriller, 9-8

    Kansas City Star "They knew. They all knew, even before it was official. They had waited long enough. They would start their celebration early. Christian Colon pumped his fist before he even touched third base. The Royals leaped over the dugout railing before Salvador Perez even touched first. The sound of..." October 01

  • MLB.com accidentally published story about the Royals' losing

    SI.com "Wednesday night's back and forth battle in the first game of the postseason caused a headache for beat writers trying to get their game stories finished on deadline, as evidenced by MLB.com publishing a story about the Kansas City Royals failed rally attempt despite the team's 9-8 victory. The..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Royals will start RHP Yordano Ventura in Game 2 vs. #Angels

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    MLB Public Relations @MLB_PR

    30.3 rating in KC for #WildCard Game, highest MLB telecast on record in KC. 70% of TVs on in KC tuned to last 15 mins. #Royals

  • Were the Royals proven right about the James Shields trade?

    SB Nation "Quick. There's no time. You have to answer before the American League Wild Card Game begins. The Royals made the playoffs, and you have to answer before James Shields starts the most important Royals game in 29 years: Were the Royals right to trade six years of Wil Myers for two of James..." September 30

  • Royals miss out on division crown, but win season finale, 6-4, over White Sox

    Kansas City Star "At 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, three minutes after the Detroit Tigers captured the American League Central, manager Ned Yost began to prepare for the first Royals playoff game in nearly 29 years. “We’re excited to start the process,” Yost said. “When a lot of teams are going home, the elite few get to..." September 29

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    Blair Kerkhoff @BlairKerkhoff

    Wild card game set: A's vs. #Royals, Jon Lester vs. James Shields

  • White Sox 5, Royals 4

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu broke the White Sox's rookie record by hitting his 36th home run of the season Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. His two-run shot in a three-run first inning helped the Sox defeat the Royals 5-4. Abreu surpassed Ron Kittle's record from 1983. Sox catcher Josh Phegley hit a solo..." September 28

  • Party time, Kansas City style! Royals in postseason for first time since '85 after beating White Sox

    Fox Sports "Let the party begin, Royals fans! The Royals, once a late-night punch line for comics on national TV, are going to the postseason for the first time since 1985, thus ending the longest playoff absence of any major professional team in North America. The Royals did this with a 3-1 triumph..." September 27

  • Royals win 6-3 over White Sox, inch closer to postseason glory

    Royals Review "On a night when the Royals could have given up ground in the battle for Grass Creek (Seattle won 7-5), they instead held their ground by defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-3. The night wasn't without its perils. The Royals opened the scoring in the first inning. After a Lorenzo Cain double, Eric..." September 26

  • Indians avoid elimination with 6-4 victory over Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are still hanging by a thread that could lead them to the postseason. Or the next strong breeze could snap it. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and Zach McAllister bailed Trevor Bauer out of trouble Wednesday night as the Indians avoided elimination from the AL wild-card chase with a..." September 25

  • Royals pummel Danny Salazar, Cleveland 7 - 1

    Royals Review "For three innings, Tuesday's game looked to be a low-scoring affair. Cleveland sent Danny Salazar to the mound and he plowed through the Royals in dominant fashion, recording each of his first six outs by way of the strikeout. In each of the first two innings a Royal batsman got on base, but..." September 24

  • Tigers' Hernan Perez catches K.C.'s mistake in 3-2 win

    Detroit Free Press "Watching from the third-base dugout, Tigers reserve infielder Hernan Perez is the one who noticed that the Royals' Salvador Perez didn't go back and touch third base. "It was huge — it was a turning point," manager Brad Ausmus said. He meant a turning point in the Tigers' 3-2 win over the..." September 21

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Danny Duffy threw his bullpen session during the ninth inning on Friday. He was available out of the 'pen. Won't be tonight or tomorrow.

  • Verlander and Tigers a pain for Royals in K.C.

    Detroit Free Press "The man is still money when it matters most. This wasn't vintage Justin Verlander Friday in that he didn't leave radar guns waving white flags in surrender. There were no flirtations with a third career no-hitter. But there was a restoration of confidence that Verlander's still capable of..." September 20

  • Kansas City, dogs conquer White Sox and win 6-2 against Sale

    Royals Review "It's just that kind of season. Royals Devil Magic abounds. In the pregame, which I wrote after last night's awful loss, I was admittedly bitter, and I did not think the Royals had much of a chance against Chris Sale. Who has been Randy Johnson since he became a starter in 2012. Here's what I..." September 18

  • Mariners unleash fireworks in 13-2 victory over Royals

    Seattle Times "Just a few hours after he admitted that his team wasn’t an “offensive juggernaut” — a premise few would argue with him about — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon watched his team look like one on Tuesday night. The Mariners scored a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and rolled to an..." September 17

  • White Sox outlast Royals in record-setting game

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura was still in a joking mood -- even after managing a nine-inning game that lasted 4 hours, 16 minutes Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. “I didn’t even notice,” Ventura joked of the game’s length. “I thought it was nice and crisp.” It probably helped Ventura’s..." September 17

  • Daniel Nava grand as Sox come back against Royals

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam. While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for..." September 15

  • The only way Ned Yost makes sense for the Royals

    SB Nation "Ned Yost is used to fans being mad at him. Back in 2008, he was the manager of the Brewers, and SI.com ran an article centered around his unpopularity: "I could do four hours of Ned Yost every day if I wanted to," says Steve "The Homer" True, the host of a drive time radio sports talk show in..." September 15

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Danny Duffy said he survived his light bullpen session, and felt no pain during it. He still hopes to pitch Tuesday.

  • Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

    Fox Sports "Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager Ned Yost overhauled his batting order and got immediate results. The Royals scored seven runs for the first..." September 14

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Danny Duffy plans to throw a light bullpen on Sunday. He hopes to start on Tuesday.

  • Sox Continue Their Mastery of the Royals with 4-2 Win

    Boston Globe "In another blow to the Royals postseason hopes, the Red Sox got six strong innings from Allen Webster and a big game from reserve second baseman Jemile Weeks to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night at Kaufmann Stadium. The win improved the Sox to 5-0 against the Royals this year. Despite David..." September 13

  • Buchholz wins 3rd straight, snaps Sox skid

    ESPN Boston "There's not enough time for Clay Buchholz to put lipstick on this pig of a season and make it look good. Same with the last-place Boston Red Sox, who have followed their World Series championship with a real stinker of a year. There is time, however, for the veteran right-hander to leave 2014..." September 12

  • Kansas City wins 3-0 in a Big Game versus Detroit

    Royals Review "James Shields steps into the clubhouse before putting on his warmup clothes, setting his phone in his locker. He converses with Billy Butler about the upcoming Chiefs game, both concluding it would be an unmitigated disaster for the red team, both pinkie swearing not to tell this to their Chiefs..." September 11

  • Tigers get to Royals' Jeremy Guthrie again, cut AL Central deficit to 1 game

    Detroit News "So in the opener of the big-cat twin bill Monday —– Tigers during the day, Lions at night — the Tigers benefited from history repeating itself. They piled up eight hits against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in a six-run third inning, en route to a 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals at..." September 09

  • Yankees offense pulls a no-show against Royals, Bombers lose to K.C. 2-0

    New York Daily News "The Stadium was a happy place early Sunday afternoon as the Yankees feted their captain, celebrating his remarkable career with Derek Jeter Day. But the good feelings — and the buzzing atmosphere — evaporated during a sloppy game that could be damaging to the club’s dream of one last postseason..." September 08

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Ned Yost says there's a "good possibility" Danny Duffy is only dealing with biceps tendinitis. Yost also said he was not a physician.

  • Ned Yost gives Royals DH Billy Butler day off to “mentally relax a little bit”

    Kansas City Star "Royals manager Ned Yost started Josh Willingham at designated hitter for the second day in a row on Sunday. One of his reasons was he wanted to give Billy Butler "a day off to mentally relax a little bit. He’s been grinding really hard." Butler has batted .182 in his last 10 games. He posted..." September 07

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Greg Holland (triceps tightness) says he is good to pitch today. He may still be held out as a precaution.

  • Yankees’ offense finally busts out in win over Royals

    New York Post "If the Yankees actually are going to keep September interesting, they’re going to have to play better than they have all season — and even if they manage that, they will need a lot of breaks. They got one on Saturday, when Kansas City starter Danny Duffy, among the league leaders in ERA this..." September 07

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Danny Duffy diagnosed w left shoulder soreness. #Royals

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    Vahe Gregorian @vgregorian

    Holland had tightness in tricep, held out for precautionary reasons.

  • James Shields pitches Royals to 1-0 victory in series opener over Yanks

    Kansas City Star "The formula still worked for the Royals, at least on this night. It was Wade Davis rather than Greg Holland locking down the ninth inning Friday at Yankee Stadium, but the result was the same. And as long as Holland’s triceps issue is as minor as the Royals said it was, they can look back on..." September 06

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    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals have released LHP Bruce Chen.

  • Royals complete sweep of Rangers, win 4-1

    Royals Review "In a night where Justin Verlander continues his season-long slow burn back from whatever planet he occupied all by himself, catalyzing a 7-0 Detroit Tigers loss, the Kansas City Royals stepped ahead. Kansas City won 4-1 against the Texas Rangers, finishing a sweep that was so desperately needed..." September 04

  • Ned Yost says his players tried too hard in front of large crowds

    Hardball Talk "The Royals best win of the season came on Tuesday night. But because there were only 13,000 people there, Ned Yost took it upon himself to call out the fans for not showing up, saying that the Royals needed their support: “I mean, what, 13,000 people got to see a great game? . . . We’re in..." September 01

  • Mother Nature leaves the Cleveland Indians three outs away from a sweep in Kansas City

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Only Mother Nature could prevent the Indians from sweeping the first-place Royals. And she only did half the trick. A late-night summer storm passed through Kauffman Stadium just as Kyle Crockett took the hill to attempt to close out a 4-2 Indians win, a triumph that would complete a three-game..." September 01

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Ned Yost hopes Josh Willingham will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. His back is still stiff.

  • Cleveland Indians inch closer in the standings after outlasting the Royals, 3-2, in 11 innings

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jose Ramirez rose up off his backside, his pants dirtied, his helmet jarred loose. He smacked his hands together and exhaled as his foot graced third base. After nearly 11 innings, many dripping with late-season drama, he was 90 feet from home. The Indians have been pushed to the brink on..." August 31

  • Collective effort at the plate, on the mound gives Cleveland Indians 6-1 win in series opener against the Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is what the Indians have wanted. It's what they have aimed for all year. Despite a season defined, to this point, by inconsistency and shortcomings in all phases of the game, the Indians are playing meaningful contests against teams that sit ahead of them in the standings. The schedule now..." August 30

  • 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

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