Aoki's four hits spark Royals

Sep 16, 2014

Aoki's four hits spark Royals

Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4 and set up the winning run with a two-out, ninth-inning double for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday. The Royals could easily have had a bigger hole to dig themselves ...

Aoki sparks Royals again

Aug 28, 2014

Aoki sparks Royals again

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 15, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Athletics snap Royals' streak

Aug 13, 2014

Athletics snap Royals' streak

The Oakland Athletics’ combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning ...

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 ...