Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

May 11, 2015

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

The Detroit hitters kept squaring around to bunt, and Greg Holland kept throwing pitches nowhere near his intended target. Then the Tigers finally put a ball in play, and Holland got exactly what he needed. Hernan Perez — batting only because Miguel Cabrera had ...

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

Apr 20, 2015

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. “We didn’t get into a fight, so that’s always good,” he said. Hit by ...

Twins hand K.C. first loss

Apr 16, 2015

Twins hand K.C. first loss

The Kansas City Royals were rolling through the start of the season, still undefeated when they took the field Wednesday at Minnesota. Well, Kyle Gibson hadn’t lost either, at least not against the Royals in his young career. Kansas City became the last team ...

Royals raise record to 7-0

Apr 14, 2015

Royals raise record to 7-0

Kansas City has picked up right where it left off. Behind some torrid hitting and an impenetrable bullpen, the Royals are the only unbeaten team left in the majors. Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp ...

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

Nov 5, 2014

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates. The Royals trio wound up snagging Gold Gloves, too. “It was something that was pretty special to watch,” Gordon ...

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Butler

Nov 2, 2014

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Butler

Billy Butler hopes to be playing for the Kansas City Royals again next season. Of course, the business of baseball could change all of that. The Royals declined their option on Butler for next season Saturday, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free ...

Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Oct 30, 2014

Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of ...

Gritty Royals force Game 7

Oct 29, 2014

Gritty Royals force Game 7

A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7! Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. ...

Giants look to close out Royals in Game 6 back in K.C.

Oct 28, 2014

Giants look to close out Royals in Game 6 back in K.C.

Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title. No way, Buster. Because in this postseason full of ...

Giants move to brink of glory

Oct 27, 2014

Giants move to brink of glory

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday ...

Giants blast past Royals

Oct 26, 2014

Giants blast past Royals

Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Saturday night to tie the World Series at two games apiece. Down by three runs in ...

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

Oct 25, 2014

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it ...