Aoki's walk-off single ends 14-inning game

Jul 25, 2014

Aoki's walk-off single ends 14-inning game

After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Norichika Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland after Indians ...

Jun 22, 2014

Royals' Aoki placed on DL

Kansas City Royals leadoff man Norichika Aoki has been placed on the 15-day disabled List, the team announced Saturday. Aoki hurt his left leg on Tuesday in a game against the Detroit Tigers and has appeared in just two games since. He is batting ...

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Jun 20, 2014

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Norichika Aoki gave Kansas City an early lead, but the red-hot Royals couldn’t muster any offense after the first inning in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers that ended a 10-game win streak on Thursday. Aoki opened the game at Comerica Park with ...

Darvish impresses in Rangers' spring opener

Feb 28, 2014

Darvish impresses in Rangers' spring opener

Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday. Darvish, who led the majors with 277 strikeouts and was second ...

Royals get Aoki in trade with Brewers

Dec 6, 2013

Royals get Aoki in trade with Brewers

The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter, which also means the Brewers are poised to shift Ryan Braun to right field. Milwaukee received left-hander Will Smith, who spent most of the past couple seasons shuffling ...