Kansas City Royals News
Royals right-hander Chris Young made his fourth straight sensational start, lowering his ERA to 0.78 with six scoreless innings in helping the Royals to a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night.
As soon as Kendrys Morales made contact with the pitch from Cardinals righty Lance Lynn in the first inning, he knew the 408-foot shot was gone. Morales knew the second one was gone, too, as the Royals rolled to a 5-0 win on Friday night.
Kendrys Morales belted a pair of homers and logged five RBIs, while starter Chris Young fired six shutout innings for the Royals in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in the I-70 Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn went six frames.
Royals lefty Danny Duffy will be skipped in the rotation on Saturday after discovering some stiffness in his shoulder while warming up for a bullpen session on Thursday. He is now slated to start Tuesday against the Yankees.
Whitey Herzog, the Hall of Fame manager who led Kansas City to three straight playoff appearances from 1976-78 and guided St. Louis to a World Series win in '82, was honored during a pregame ceremony on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
FOX's primetime games on Saturday night will take on an entirely new look this weekend as the network plans to incorporate Statcast into its broadcast for the first time.
Cardinals right-hander John Lackey (2-2, 2.96 ERA) will face Royals righty Edinson Volquez (3-3, 2.74 ERA) in the middle game of the I-70 Series on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Storm Chasers enjoyed their return to Werner Park, scoring nine runs to snap a three-game skid.
If you want to know why the Royals just set a franchise record for most wins (26) during the first 40 games of a season, look no further than their commitment to winning each and every night.
Cody Reed fanned 11 over 6.2 shutout innings, leading Wilmington to a home win. The 2013 second-round pick allowed just two hits and a walk, lowering his ERA to 1.40 (6 ER in 38.2 IP).
Michelle Mueller-Hinton woke up early Wednesday morning, well before the 7:10 p.m. CT series finale between the Royals and the Reds, and thought to herself, "It's finally here."
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's wall-crashing catches have become so famous that even one of his young sons is imitating them at home.
Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie doesn't get a ton of strikeouts. But Guthrie got a big strikeout of Marlon Byrd in the first to help him wiggle out of a bases-loaded jam. And Guthrie struck out Tucker Barnhart to get out of a first-and-third jam in the fourth.
Royals manager Ned Yost said that closer Greg Holland, recovering from a stiff neck, is good to go again. Holland, too, confirmed that prognosis.
Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed six shutout innings and Eric Hosmer scored twice and drove in a run as the Royals took a 7-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night in front of 30,450 at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals are the team to beat. They're no longer the surprising team with the athletic lineup and powerful bullpen. Until further notice, the conversation should be whether the Tigers can find a way to take them down, not the other way around.
Right-hander Yordano Ventura turned in one of his best starts of the season with seven shutout frames in the Royals' 3-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday night -- giving the rotation back-to-back scoreless efforts for the first time since 1992.
Right-hander Yordano Ventura fired seven shutout frames and Mike Moustakas logged a pair of RBI doubles to help the Royals earn a 3-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Johnny Cueto went seven solid innings in the loss.
Fourteen-year Major League veteran Rafael Furcal, who was most recently in the Royals' Minor League system, retired Tuesday.
Right-handed-hitting outfielder Paulo Orlando lingered in the Minors for parts of nine seasons before the Royals promoted him to the 25-man Major League roster at the beginning of this season. Assumed a more prominent role while outfielder Alex Rios recovers from a fractured left hand, Orlando's greatest baseball tool is perhaps his speed.
Veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, who was designated for assignment by the Indians on Saturday, announced his retirement on Twitter Monday night. The move was confirmed by the Indians.
The new Mike Moustakas -- all-around complete hitter, shift killer -- has forced everyone to re-evaluate his ceiling after dedicating time in Spring Training to learning to drive the ball to the opposite field to beat the shift has paid off.
It is getting to the point with right-hander Edinson Volquez that Royals manager Ned Yost can't even distinguish one great outing from another.
As far as the Royals are concerned, they'd like to wear the throwback uniforms all the time if it leads to wins like Sunday's 6-0 victory against the Yankees.
Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.
Struggling left-hander Danny Duffy will make his next start, according to Royals manager Ned Yost.
Lefty CC Sabathia logged seven strong innings and Chase Headley belted a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to help the Yankees cruise to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Saturday night. Kansas City starter Danny Duffy went just five frames in the loss.