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Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 29, 2016

Moreland, Hamels lead Rangers in 3-2 win over Royals

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night. Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. His 123 pitches were 10 more than his previous high for the year. He didn’t allow an earned run in his previous two starts, totaling 13 1/3 innings. Sam Dyson earned his 21st save in 23 opportunities, stranding the tying run at third base. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2016

Royals place Luke Hochevar on 15-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kansas City Royals reliever Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Royals made the move before Thursday night’s game at Texas, and said the right-hander has symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. That is a condition when blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and first rib become compressed, and can cause pain in the shoulder and neck. Kansas City recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2016

KU selects former baseball player Matt Baty to head marketing and sales for the Williams Education Fund

The University of Kansas on Thursday announced former baseball standout Matt Baty has been named associate athletics director, Williams Education Fund, Marketing and Sales. Baty — who currently is the general manager of the Wichita Sports Forum — was an All-Big 12 Conference centerfielder who graduated in 2006, and since then has held several athletics and fundraising positions. Baty previously served as assistant athletics director for development at Wichita State University as well as marketing coordinator for KU Athletics. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 27, 2016

Raul Mondesi rallies Royals past Angels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Raul Mondesi’s first hit in the big leagues is one he’ll likely remember for a long time. Trying to put down a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the seventh to move the tying runs into scoring position against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesdays night, Mondesi ended up at third base after the a throwing error and soon scored the go-ahead run as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 win in the series finale, giving their fans hope that a Blue October can be achieved for the third consecutive year despite a 3-6 homestand. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 26, 2016

Royals bats hit cold front in 6-2 loss to Angels

The Kansas City Royals quickly fell behind on Monday and were never able to recover, losing 6-2 against the Los Angeles Angeles. Albert Pujols scored Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun on a single to center field off Kansas City starter Ian Kennedy (6-9) as part of a four-run first inning, with Mike Trout advancing to third and later scoring on a sac fly by Daniel Nava. Pujols later reached home on a Carlos Perez infield blooper to finish off the inning. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 26, 2016

Putting on a show: Kelsey Wiens enjoys assistant Sluggerrr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They say that behind every great lion, there is a great woman. In the case of Sluggerrr, the beloved lion mascot of the Kansas City Royals, that woman is Topekan Kelsey Wiens, who serves as Sluggerrr’s “assistant” at home games at Kauffman Stadium. Only as the teams traded sides in the middle of the third inning of the Royals’ game with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, Wiens was front and center in a skit before the 33,828 packing the stadium. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 24, 2016

Royals fall below .500 with loss to Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaching next week, the World Series champion Kansas City Royals may be sellers instead of buyers. Delino DeShields homered in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Texas Rangers beat the Royals 2-1 on Sunday. The loss dropped the Royals to 48-49, the first time the World Series champions have been below .500 since May 15. The Royals have lost 13 of 19 games in July and have not won back-to-back games June 29-30. For Kansas City, it might already be too late to find another gear for a postseason push. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 23, 2016

Hamels, Beltre lead Rangers past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Saturday night. Hamels, who is 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA in his past nine starts, limited the Royals to five hits, struck out four and walked three. Hamels (11-2) lowered his ERA to 2.87, which is tied for third in the American League. The Rangers picked up only their fifth victory in 20 games. read more

Giants notes: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House, Panik/Pence update, etc.

NEW YORK – Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October.   Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House, Panik/Pence update, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 22, 2016

Danny Duffy delivers Royals past Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning, the Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers’ Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 on Friday night to open their three-game series. The only run Duffy (6-1) allowed came on Rougned Odor’s homer in the fourth inning. The left-hander struck out four and walked two on a steamy evening where the heat index at first pitch was 108 degrees. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 22, 2016

Grand opening planned for DeBruce Center, which houses Naismith's rules

LAWRENCE — Grand opening festivities are planned for a new center built to house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball on the University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus. The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2a1bKib ) reports that the celebration is planned for Saturday for the $21.7 million donor-funded DeBruce Center, which was completed in May. It’s the permanent home for “The Original 13 Rules of Basket Ball,” which Naismith wrote in 1891. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 22, 2016

Here's the transcript of President Barck Obama's speech honoring the Royals at the White House

The following is the transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday at the White House honoring the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! Everybody, have a seat. Have a seat. Welcome to the White House, everybody. Let’s give it up for the World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals! (Applause.) I know many of you had been waiting a long time to hear this, so I’ll say it again — the World Series champion Kansas City Royals! (Applause.) read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 21, 2016

Chiefs head to traiming camp with injuries, other question marks

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs might want to have Dr. James Andrews on speed dial. Or better yet, fly him into training camp. When the Chiefs begin their run-up to the regular season on the campus of Missouri Western the last week of July, they will do so with the biggest question marks involving the knees of some key players: running back Jamaal Charles, pass rusher Tamba Hali and star outside linebacker Justin Houston. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 21, 2016

Royals come to White House, Obama's press secretary from KC gets jersey

WASHINGTON — A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit. President Barack Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and longtime Royals fan. It’s been more than three decades since the team won the World Series and came to the White House. Earnest grinned from ear to ear Thursday in anticipation. He donned a pair of Royals socks for the occasion. For weeks, he’s been taking sips of water from a Royals mug during his daily briefings. read more
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2016

Indians 11, Royals 4 | Naquin goes deep twice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tyler Naquin hit two of the Indians' five homers and had a career-high six RBI, helping the Cleveland Indians rout the AL Central-rival Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Wednesday.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};

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