Aoki moves within two hits of career milestone

/ Jun 9, 2017

Aoki moves within two hits of career milestone

Outfielder Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 Thursday to move within two hits of the 2,000 career-hit milestone as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1. Aoki singled off Royals starter and 15-game winner Jason Hammel in the sixth for his 1,998th career hit, including ...

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

/ Jun 6, 2017

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

The Houston Astros scored early and late to keep up their winning ways. Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann had a two-run shot and the Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Monday night for their 11th straight win. It's the longest winning ...

Darvish bounces back to help Rangers complete sweep

/ Apr 24, 2017

Darvish bounces back to help Rangers complete sweep

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said Sunday he was able to put on his strongest showing since elbow reconstruction surgery in 2015 as he helped his team beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2. Darvish, who threw a season-high eight innings in his fifth start of ...

Oct 28, 2016

Hillman to manage SK Wyverns

The SK Wyverns, one of 10 Korea Baseball Organization franchises, signed a two-year contract with former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. According to the report, the 53-year-old American becomes the first manager in the Korean professional baseball league ...

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

/ Aug 2, 2016

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Danny Duffy couldn't get the no-hitter, but he still came away with a team record. The left-hander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on ...

Brawl mars Orioles victory

/ Jun 8, 2016

Brawl mars Orioles victory

Manny Machado had no intention of taking a 160-kph fastball in the back without retaliating. So when the inevitable occurred, the Orioles young infielder charged the mound with his fists clenched. Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura hit Machado with a pitch to spark a bench-emptying fray, ...

/ May 24, 2016

Royals' Gordon placed on DL with broken wrist

When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play. A day later, the news could have been much worse. Gordon was placed on the 15-day disabled ...

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

/ May 13, 2016

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

Chase Headley can only hope one successful swing leads to a lot more. Stuck in a deep slump, Headley homered for his first extra-base hit this season, helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night. "It's been a long time," Headley ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

/ May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first went ...

Kennedy shines in Royals debut

/ Apr 10, 2016

Kennedy shines in Royals debut

Ian Kennedy followed up an unimpressive spring with a strong regular season debut with the Kansas City Royals. Kennedy pitched 6⅔ scoreless innings and the Royals hit their first three home runs of the season to beat the winless Minnesota Twins 7-0 Saturday night. "There was ...

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

/ Apr 4, 2016

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

Edinson Volquez would rather sit on the bench than stand on the mound on Opening Day, especially when it happens to be the first game following a World Series triumph. "I like to enjoy the show," Volquez explained with a grin. "Enjoy the time." He had ...