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Royals Minor League report: April 25

Omaha lost game one at Oklahoma City as the Dodgers scored four in the ninth. Buddy Baumann tossed three scoreless innings, striking out five. Luke Hochevar made a rehab appearance, lowering his ERA to 2.70 with a scoreless fourth.

Volquez to start vs. White Sox after suspended game

John Danks gets the start for the White Sox, while Edinson Volquez starts for the Royals. Those two were scheduled for Saturday and just moved back one day because of the rain and cold. Volquez received a five-game suspension for his role in Thursday's benches-clearing fracas between the two teams, but has appealed the suspension.

Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game

Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Ozzie Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.

4 Royals suspended in fracas with White Sox

Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced Saturday.

Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings, and Saturday's regularly scheduled game between the White Sox and Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout Saturday.

Royals Minor League report: April 24

Brandon Downes, the Royals' 14th-ranked prospect, doubled twice and drove in a run in Class A Lexington's 7-2 loss.

Tied White Sox-Royals game suspended due to rain

The White Sox-Royals game, played during a steady rain Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, was suspended due to unplayable field conditions. The score was tied at two after eight innings, with White Sox closer David Robertson warming up and announced to enter the game in the ninth.

Royals downplay role of instigator in incidents

With three bench-clearing incidents so far this month -- including Thursday night's fracas with the White Sox -- the Royals are gaining a reputation around Major League Baseball as a feisty bunch looking for trouble. But the viewpoint inside the Royals' clubhouse is quite different.

Royals recall prospect Finnegan, option Calixte

The Royals recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Royals Minor League report: April 23

Omaha withstood a ninth-inning rally, moving to 2-1 in the series. Cheslor Cuthbert hit a three-run homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle.

Royals stand by Ventura after third incident in month

Regardless of what others around Major League Baseball may think about him, Yordano Ventura still seems to have the unwavering support of his teammates in the Royals clubhouse -- despite being involved in another incident Thursday night against the White Sox.

Time has come for Ventura to display maturity

Yordano Ventura is too good for this. The Royals, for that matter, are too good for this. Yet here they sit again after a Thursday night fracas, which will have the 23-year-old ace and some of his teammates in trouble at the principal's office with Joe Garagiola Jr. Come on, fellows. This is getting old. Even the Royals know it.

Royals drop Sox in 13th; Ventura, Sale among 5 ejected in tussle

Eric Hosmer slugged in the winning run in the 13th inning after a heated battle that included a seventh-inning fracas that resulted in the ejection of aces Chris Sale and Yordano Ventura and three other players.

Tensions boil over in Royals-White Sox fracas

Bad blood between the White Sox and Royals that has simmered since the start of the season boiled over again on Thursday night during a benches-clearing incident at U.S. Cellular Field.

Infante misses 4th straight game with groin injury

Omar Infante missed his fourth straight game Thursday night with a strained left groin, but the Royals second baseman is expected to return to the lineup soon.

The best is still ahead for young Royals

GM Dayton Moore's patience paid off with the Royals' first pennant in 29 years, and his young club should be competitive for many years.

Starling promoted to Double-A after hot start at Wilmington

Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling, the fifth overall pick of the 2011 Draft, has received a promotion from Class A Wilmington to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, MLB.com has learned.

Pino adding firepower in Royals' stout bullpen

Add right-hander Yohan Pino to the mix of Royals relief weapons at manager Ned Yost's disposal. Pino, just called up last week, has thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings in two long relief outings, including three shutout frames in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Twins.

Guthrie, Royals foiled in sweep bid against Twins

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey logged seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas delivered RBI single in a pivotal three-run first to help the Twins earn a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Jeremy Guthrie went five innings for Kansas City.

Royals Minor League report: April 22

Northwest Arkansas scored eight runs over the first three innings in a rubber game win. The Royals' No. 9 prospect Jorge Bonifacio hit his fourth homer in 12 games, matching his total in 132 games last year.

Royals respond to Lawrie's claim of 'dirty' play

The Royals responded on Wednesday to recent comments from A's third baseman Brett Lawrie and took offense at the suggestion that they play a dirty brand of ball.

Royals Minor League report: April 21

Northwest Arkansas scored eight runs over the first three innings in a rubber game win. The Royals' No. 9 prospect Jorge Bonifacio hit his fourth homer in 12 games, matching his total in 132 games last year.

Brett, White leading Royals' Franchise Four voting

The four most impactful Royals in franchise history? Well, so far the fans say it's George Brett, Frank White, Bret Saberhagen and Dan Quisenberry. Brett is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, while all four are in the Royals Hall of Fame.

Colon plays major role in Royals' comeback

With the game on the line in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, the Royals needed Christian Colon to put the ball in play and get the run home. And that's exactly what Colon did, scoring the tying run in a 6-5 Royals win over the Twins.

Moose's single in 8th lifts Royals past Twins

Mike Moustakas homered in the fifth and delivered the go-ahead single in a decisive eighth inning as the Royals rallied for a 6-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Shane Robinson aided a four-run sixth for Minnesota.

Herrera to appeal 5-game suspension for throwing at Lawrie

Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura have received discipline for their roles in on-field incidents during the Club's weekend series against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

Royals Minor League report: April 20

A look at the Royals' Minor League affiliates.

Orlando makes triples history with 5th in 7 games

Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is the first Major League player in history to have five triples in his first seven games as his fifth capped a 7-1 Royals win over the Twins on Monday.

Kendrys' big double backs Volquez against Twins

Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered another clutch double to fuel a decisive three-run sixth for the Royals in a 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson dropped to 4-1 all-time vs. Kansas City.

Tempers remain hot following OAK-KC finale

An intense and heated series between the A's and Royals concluded Sunday with a 4-2 Royals win that featured five Royals ejections and pitches flying everywhere, even behind hitters.