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Kansas City Star 54 mins ago

Live updates, stats from tonight's Royals-Indians game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday's Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Central on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Aaron Crow's drop in velocity 'not a concern'

During the season's first 19 games, Royals reliever Aaron Crow faced 27 batters. Only six reached bases, and only one produced an extra-base hit. Crow has yet to allow an earned run, and could be paired with Wade Davis in the team's eighth-inning platoon. Yet his mid-90s fastball, the one he utilized en route to an All Star appearance in 2011, has yet to materialize. His fastball continues to register around 92 mph, according to Baseball Info Solutions, down from 94.6 mph career average.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals: Get game updates and chat live with Chris Fedor

Get scoring updates and analysis as the Indians take on the Royals at Progressive Field and chat with cleveland.com's Chris Fedor in the comments section.

Royals' Tim Collins sent to Omaha for rehab assignment

After a detour at Progressive Field, Royals lefty Tim Collins is bound for a rehabilitation assignment. He will join Class AAA Omaha this weekend in New Orleans. Manager Ned Yost indicated Collins, who has a flexor strain in left arm, would require at least two appearances before the club would consider recalling him.

Today's lineups for Royals vs. Indians

One night after an offensive outburst, the Royals return to Progressive Field to face the Indians. The game begins at 6:05 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.
Kansas City Star 3 hours ago

Washington, Oregon tight ends who've slipped in projections could bring big returns

Teams looking for tight end bargains in the NFL Draft -- and yes, the Chiefs certainly qualify -- might be tempted by two players, Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Oregon junior Colt Lyerla, who are believed to have first-round talent but have seen their stock slide because of off-field issues.

Bears sign RB Shaun Draughn

The Chicago Bears signed running back Shaun Draughn to a one-year contract, the team announced. Draughn played in 20 games for the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens from 2011-13. His best season came in 2012 when he carried the ball 59 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 158 yards for the Chiefs. Draughn also returned 23 kickoffs for 537 yards that same year in Kansas City. Bears general manager Phil Emery served as the Chiefs' director of college scouting when Draughn entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of North Carolina.
Kansas City Star 5 hours ago

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is a comedian, mentor, translator and major-league survivor

On Thursday, Royals pitcher Bruce Chen can match Mariano Rivera's record for major-league wins by a Panamanian. Chen, 36, cherishes the potential record, just as he cherishes his endurance. He has played for 10 teams, persisting thanks to his studious nature, dedication to his craft, ability to manipulate a baseball and the genetic gift of being born left-handed. With the Royals, where he is the eldest member of a youthful clubhouse, he doubles as cut-up and conciliator.
Columbus Dispatch 14 hours ago

Indians on deck

Opponent: vs. Kansas City Royals
Chronicle-Telegram 18 hours ago

Salazar roughed up as Royals snap Indians’ win streak

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. For the fourth time in as many starts, Salazar offered up a brief and ineffective outing, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the Read More...The post Salazar roughed up as Royals snap Indians’ win streak appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Don't overreact to early season numbers

Back when John Buck was a Royal, he got off to a hot start one year and that led the Kansas City Star to wonder if John Buck could hit .400. Since John Buck had never hit .300 over a full season, it seemed unlikely. Turned out it was; Buck's best season left him 119 points short of .400 and as of this writing Buck has a lifetime average of .234.
Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

Terry Francona talks about the Tribe's 8-2 loss to the Royals (video)

After taking the series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the Tribe dropped the second game of this four-game set. They fall to 9-11 on the season.
Akron Beacon Journal 20 hours ago
Indians fall 8-2 to Royals; Danny Salazar gives up five runs

Indians fall 8-2 to Royals; Danny Salazar gives up five runs

CLEVELAND: Danny Salazar was again hit hard and the Indians’ bats couldn’t get to Kansas City Royals starter James Shields in an 8-2 loss Tuesday night at Progressive Field.Salazar (0-3) cruised for three innings before the Royals (10-9) got to him. In the fourth inning, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler opened the inning with back-to-back singles. Salazar got two quick outs and looked to be on his way to escaping the inning without damage until he left an off-speed pitch up in the zone to Mike Moustakas, who crushed it down the right field line for a three-run homer.Alcides Escobar followed...

Melville pitching well after two-year battle with injuries

Right-hander Tim Melville had a nightmarish two seasons because of injuries, but the right-hander is pitching well for Class AA Northwest Arkansas.
Topeka Capital-Journal 20 hours ago

Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians

CLEVELAND — James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start. Moustakas’ homer sparked Kansas City’s four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs. Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh. read more

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