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Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Local sports briefs for May 2: K-State baseball stomps Arkansas State 16-5

The Kansas State baseball team used hot bats on Saturday to top Arkansas State 16-5 at Tointon Family Stadium. A day after allowing 11 runs to the Red Wolves, K-State put on an offensive show of its own, scoring six runs in the third inning and seven in the seventh of a game that was never close. Only one of the 11 K-State hitters to record a plate appearance did not have a hit. Arkansas State did not help its cause, committing six errors in the game. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 9 hours ago

David Price outduels Edinson Volquez as Tigers outlast Royals 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning before finishing with a five-hitter as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Saturday night. Price (3-1) limited the Royals to four singles until Lorenzo Cain homered with two-out in the ninth spoiled his bid for his second career shutout. Price struck out three and walked none. His only shutout was April 24, 2012, against the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers took the lead in the third on Christian Colon’s throwing error and Ian Kinsler had an RBI single in the fifth. read more
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Tigers 2, Royals 1: David Price tosses five-hit complete game to snap Detroit's skid in Kansas City

Tigers 2, Royals 1: David Price tosses five-hit complete game to snap Detroit's skid in Kansas City

David Price took a perfect game into the fourth inning and picked apart the first-place Royals en route to a five-hit complete game in Detroits 2-1 win Saturday night. KANSAS CITY -- For the third straight game, the Detroit Tigers failed to score more than two runs against the first-place Kansas City Royals. This time, however, two proved to be enough. David Price picked apart the Royals en route to a five-hit complete game in Detroit's 2-1 win Saturday night. Price allowed just six runners to reach base, including only two through five innings, to help the...
Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago
Seventh-inning update: Tigers 2, Royals 0

Seventh-inning update: Tigers 2, Royals 0

David Price took a perfect game into the fourth inning and has allowed just four batters to reach base through six shutout innings as the Tigers have built a 2-0 lead over the Royals.   KANSAS CITY -- Detroit Tigers starter David Price has pitched like an ace tonight. Price took a perfect game into the fourth inning and has allowed just four batters to reach base through six shutout innings as the Tigers have built a 2-0 lead over the first-place Kansas City Royals heading into the seventh at Kauffman Stadium. Price has thrown 71 pitches, only 20 of which were...
Plain Dealer 12 hours ago

Kansas City Royals still king of the mountain: Paul Hoynes' MLB power rankings

The Royals have gone 8-4 in their last 12 games to maintain their No.1 ranking in the latest edition of Paul Hoynes' MLB power rankings.
Topeka Capital-Journal 12 hours ago

Ryan Madson not content with already remarkable comeback with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Few thought Ryan Madson would make it back here — a major league clubhouse. Talking to him now, it is difficult to tell whether even he was one of those people. His rough journey to again earn a spot on a big league roster is evident on his face as he recalls his three years in baseball purgatory. Before this season, it had been four years since Madson, 34, had thrown a meaningful pitch in the majors. One year after posting a 32-save season in Philadelphia, Tommy John surgery threatened everything. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 13 hours ago

Chiefs welcome first-round pick Marcus Peters on draft's last day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — John Dorsey knew people would have questions if the Kansas City Chiefs chose Marcus Peters in the first round of the draft, so the general manager kept team owner Clark Hunt in the loop. Dorsey didn’t need his approval, Hunt said, but he got it anyway. So despite a background that included getting dismissed from Washington’s program last season, Dorsey chose Peters with the No. 18 overall pick. And two days later, Hunt and Dorsey both said they believe Peters has put all those transgressions behind him. read more
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (chat)

Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (chat)

We know the Tigers can score runs. They pumped out 47 the first six games of the season. But where has that explosive offense been hiding the past few weeks?   There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (15-9, 2nd in AL Central) at Kansas City Royals (16-7, 1st in AL Central)When: 7:10 p.m.Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas CityTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl Reminder: There will be no...
Topeka Capital-Journal 17 hours ago

KU's Ben Heeney drafted in fifth round by Oakland Raiders

LAWRENCE — Kansas senior Ben Heeney was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the fourth pick of the fifth round in Saturday's NFL Draft. Heeney, a 6-foot-2, 232-pound linebacker from Hutchison, was a unanimous all-Big 12 first-team selection a year ago after posting 127 tackles. KU cornerback JaCorey Shepherd also is expected to be taken Saturday as the seven-round draft concludes.

Royals, spot starter Chris Young silence Tigers, 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Young pitched five no-hit innings and the Detroit Tigers didn’t break through until the eighth in a 4-1 loss Friday night to the Kansas City Royals Young, making his first start of the year after five relief appearances, struck out nine and walked three before exiting with his pitch count reaching 81. Young (2-0) walked the bases full with one out in the fourth, but recovered to strike out J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes on seven pitches to end the inning. read more
Grand Rapids Press May 1, 2015
Kansas City Royals take no-hitter into seventh inning against Detroit Tigers

Kansas City Royals take no-hitter into seventh inning against Detroit Tigers

Chris Young and reliever Ryan Madson have combined to throw six no-hit innings as the Kansas City Royals have built a 4-0 lead over the Tigers heading into the seventh inning. KANSAS CITY -- After six innings in Kansas City, the Detroit Tigers have no hits. Kansas City spot starter Chris Young and reliever Ryan Madson have combined to throw six no-hit innings as the Royals have built a 4-0 lead over the Tigers heading into the seventh inning Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Tigers managed to load the bases in the fourth inning after Young issued three...

Chiefs pick offensive lineman Mitch Morse in second round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs attempted to shore up their porous offensive line by selecting Mitch Morse from nearby Missouri with their second-round pick in Friday night’s NFL draft. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Morse played center and guard for the Tigers before shifting to right tackle in 2013 and left tackle last year. He could play any of those positions for the Chiefs, who lost center Rodney Hudson to free agency and need help elsewhere on the line. read more
Grand Rapids Press May 1, 2015
Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (chat)

Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (chat)

The Tigers own the second-best record in the American League and enter Friday trailing the Royals, who own the best record in the AL, by a half-game in the AL Central Division.   There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (15-8, 2nd in AL Central) at Kansas City Royals (15-7, 1st in AL Central)When: 8:10 p.m.Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas CityTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl Reminder:...
News-Herald May 1, 2015
Jim Ingraham: Kansas City Royals have left Cleveland Indians in their dust

Jim Ingraham: Kansas City Royals have left Cleveland Indians in their dust

A not-so-funny thing happened to the Indians on their attempt to dethrone the Detroit Tigers:The Kansas City Royals blew right past them, without so much as a courtesy honk.Apparently they don't make rearview mirrors like they used to.This was not supposed to be how it worked.

Kansas City Royals place Alcides Escobar on concussion DL; Orlando Calixte recalled from Triple-A Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that they have placed shortstop Alcides Escobar on the seven-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to Thursday. He will be eligible to return to the team May 7. Escobar was hit in the face by a pitch during Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians, but suffered no broken bones. Infielder Orlando Calixte was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to take Escobar’s roster spot while he recovers.

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