8:03 AM EDT, Tue May 31, 2016
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Royals rally past Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer after Lorenzo Cain drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday night. The Royals have won four straight, matching their season best streak, and have scored 19 runs after the sixth inning in those victories. Cain’s single scored Alcides Escobar with the first run of the inning before Hosmer took a pitch from Erasmo Ramirez (6-3) deep to right-center for his 10th home run. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 29, 2016

Royals rally past White Sox, reclaim division lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On paper, the Kansas City Royals probably weren’t supposed to beat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Not with Chicago’s ace Chris Sale on the mound and not with the injuries that made for an Omaha-flavored Royals lineup. But these are the Royals, and somehow winning games like this is pretty much what they do. And Sunday was no different as the Royals rallied for a 5-4 win and reclaimed the division lead with Cleveland’s loss to Baltimore. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 29, 2016

Royals expect Salvador Perez back in seven to 10 days

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals got some good news on Salvador Perez. An MRI revealed that the All-Star catcher has no structural damage to his left knee and he likely will not have to go on the disabled list. In fact, the Royals are hoping to have Perez back in seven to 10 days. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 28, 2016

Rookie Brett Eibner lifts Royals to comeback victory against White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brett Eibner wondered whether anything could surpass the Kansas City Royals’ rally Friday night, when they overcome a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox in his major league debut. He did not have to wait long to find out. Eibner singled to cap the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 27, 2016

Eric Hosmer keys Royals rally past White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs as the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night. Hosmer, who hit .120 (3 for 25) on the just concluded six-game trip, laced a two-run single with two outs in the seventh to put the Royals ahead. He homered in the sixth and drove in a run in the first inning with a groundout. read more
CSN Chicago May 27, 2016

White Sox still reeling after Royals rally for comeback victory

The Kansas City Royals inflicted another painful wound on the White Sox on Friday night as they rallied from four runs down for a 7-5 win.
CSN Chicago May 27, 2016

STL: White Sox begin important series against Royals

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses how the White Sox need victories in Kansas City in order to stay in first place.
Topeka Capital-Journal May 26, 2016

Local sports briefs for May 26: WU's Gauntt named Division II baseball All-American

Washburn catcher David Gauntt was named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Thursday. Gauntt hit .353 in his senior season with 12 doubles and a team-high 19 home runs. He reached safely in all 54 games and threw out 21 of 52 runners on steal attempts. The Shawnee Heights product finished his career second in program history in home runs (44), third in walks (109), fourth in runs driven in (145) and seventh in runs scored (161). read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 26, 2016

MLB commissioner announces Hall of Fame tour stops, including one in KC

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred traveled to the “Field of Dreams” movie site in eastern Iowa on Thursday to announce this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame tour stops in six cities. Manfred was joined by 2015 Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz in Dyersville to announce that Davenport, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Minneapolis; and Las Vegas will be host cities for this year’s “We Are Baseball” tour stops. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 26, 2016

Kansas City's Mike Moustakas out with torn ACL in right knee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Such injuries usually sideline a player for a long period. Moustakas said he will seek a second opinion on the injury. “We’re still talking with the doctor, get a second opinion, see where we’re at,” Moustakas said. “You can’t rule anything out. I just want to go out there and be healthy and get prepared to play baseball again. That’s where I’m at right now.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 26, 2016

White Sox-Royals game postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago White Sox game at the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of rain on Thursday night. No makeup date was announced, but it will not be rescheduled as part of this series. It was the second rainout this season for the Royals. White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, the two scheduled starters Thursday, will pitch Friday. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 25, 2016

Dillon Gee, Royals miss chance to sweep Twins in 7-5 loss

MINNEAPOLIS — The Kansas City Royals had the opportunity to turn a solid road trip into an excellent six-game stretch. Dillon Gee didn’t hold up his end of the responsibility. Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Royals 7-5. Eduardo Nunez and Brian Dozier each homered, too, the first two batters to face Gee (1-2) and just the fifth pair in Twins history to go deep in their first two plate appearances of the game. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 24, 2016

Royals win second straight against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday. Wade Davis worked a wobbly ninth inning for his 12th save in 13 attempts, preserving the seventh win for the Royals in their last nine contests. They raised their two-game total in Minnesota this week to 30 hits and improved to 5-0 against the Twins this season. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 24, 2016

Salvador Perez's career night gives Royals 'needed' boost in win against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals have been off to a slow start in defense of their World Series championship. Now that Perez has found his swing, the Royals appear primed to go on a run. Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI, to lead the Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. “I think everyone is trying to do the best they can do. It’s a long season,” said Perez, who has hit safely in nine straight games. “Sometimes it will be tough and sometimes it’s a night like tonight.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 23, 2016

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ron Mix admits felony tax fraud in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Ron Mix faces up to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Missouri to a felony tax-fraud charge. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1WL4tFJ ) reports Mix agreed to pay nearly $50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service under his guilty plea Monday in Kansas City to one count of making false statements in a tax return. read more

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