5:48 AM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016
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Who should be the Twins All-Star Game representative?

I was going to write something more serious about this, but then I realized this is the 2016 Minnesota Twins and that would be pointless. This year’s MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to take place July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego, and the fan vote for the starting lineups closes later tonight. As it stands now, this is what the American League starting lineup will probably look like (assuming there isn’t some massive last-minute push by Royals fans, which is actually entirely possible): C: Salvador Perez, Royals 1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals (possibly Miguel Cabrera, Tigers) 2B: Jose...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 27, 2016

Danny Duffy pitches Royals to 6-2 win over Cardinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings, the Royals kept swinging hot bats and Kansas City routed the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night to open a four-game, two-city series. Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Eric Hosmer also had a pair of RBIs as the Royals roughed up Adam Wainwright (6-5) to snap a four-game losing streak to their cross-state rival. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 27, 2016

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain moves up in latest All-Star Game voting update

Catcher Salvador Perez and first baseman Eric Hosmer remain poised to represent the Kansas City Royals in the American League starting lineup for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game while Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain is on the outside looking in. In the final voting update before teams are announced on July 5, Perez and Hosmer held commanding leads at their positions Monday. Cain moved up one spot from last week to fourth among AL outfielders but needs to finish in the top three to enter the starting lineup. read more
Seattle Times Jun 26, 2016
Eric Hosmer or Miguel Cabrera? Ryan Divish makes his MLB All-Star picks

Eric Hosmer or Miguel Cabrera? Ryan Divish makes his MLB All-Star picks

Our sandwich-obsessed Mariners writer unveils his selections. The starters and reserves for the 34-man roster will be “unveiled” on a special selection show on June 30 on ESPN at 5 p.m.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 25, 2016

Star power: Royals' Eric Hosmer eyes first All-Star Game appearance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer walks toward his locker and a gaggle of reporters move toward him inside the Kansas City clubhouse. Specially designed gray T-shirts dot the black chairs with the blue Royals logo on the back. Each shirt has Lorenzo Cain’s emoji-like face on it and it reads “#VoteLoCain,” his wide, gleaming smile encouraging Royals fans to vote Cain in as a starter for next month’s All-Star Game in San Diego. read more
Grand Rapids Press Jun 18, 2016
Rookie mistake ends Michael Fulmer's record-breaking shutout streak

Rookie mistake ends Michael Fulmer's record-breaking shutout streak

Fulmer had broken the Tigers rookie record for consecutive innings without allowing a run. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a rookie move that ended Michael Fulmer's record-breaking scoreless streak. With two outs in the sixth inning and Fulmer commanding another shutout start in the Detroit Tigers' 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday, he served up an 0-0 slider to Salvador Perez. Only problem? He had thrown a pair of sliders to Eric Hosmer two batters earlier, and working on a three-pitch inning. "In the back of my mind I was thinking, 'He wasn't swinging,'"...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 15, 2016
Royals roll past Indians 9-4 to complete three-game sweep

Royals roll past Indians 9-4 to complete three-game sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Salvador Perez homered for the second straight night, Ian Kennedy kept the Indians quiet and the Kansas City Royals finished off a three-game sweep with a 9-4 victory Wednesday.Perez hit a three-run shot during a go-ahead fifth inning against Corey Kluber (6-7), while Eric Hosmer added two RBI and Whit Merrifield remained hot to help Kansas City win its fifth straight.The Royals have won nine straight at home, their best stretch since 2003.Kennedy (5-5) allowed just five hits, including two-run homers by Rajai Davis and Michael Martinez, as he pitched into the seventh...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 15, 2016

Royals complete sweep of Indians, move into tie for first in AL Central

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez homered for the second straight night, Ian Kennedy kept the Cleveland Indians quiet and the Kansas City Royals finished off a three-game sweep with a 9-4 victory Wednesday. Perez hit a three-run shot during a go-ahead fifth inning against Corey Kluber (6-7), while Eric Hosmer added two RBIs and Whit Merrifield remained hot to help Kansas City win its fifth straight and tie the Indians atop the AL Central standings. The Royals have won nine straight at home, their best stretch since 2003. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 15, 2016

Salvador Perez continues to lead all American League players in All-Star Game voting

Kansas City’s Salvador Perez continues to lead all American League players in MLB All-Star Game fan voting, which makes him a starter in the July 12 exhibition game, while Royals players Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain also continue to be on pace to start. The latest AL fan voting numbers were announced Tuesday. Perez’s 2,063,459 leads the next American League catcher by close to 1.5 million votes, while he leads the next player, Boston’s David Ortiz, by nearly 50,000 votes. read more
South Side Sox Jun 11, 2016

White Sox 7, Royals 5: Bullpen finally up to task

Scoreless relief work preserves lead on night when starters combined to allow seven homers I dropped into the city in the middle of this one, so let's play catch-up: *One night after breaking a five-game losing streak, the White Sox snapped a nine-game losing streak to AL Central opponents. In the process, they extended Kansas City's misery to eight games and leap-frogged past them in the standings. *Chris Sale finally picked up his 10th win, but he needed help to do it. The Royals gave him the customary hard time. Eric Hosmer led the way, hitting the first two homers by a lefty off Sale...

Salvador Perez still leads all American League players in All-Star fan voting; Hosmer, Cain on pace to start

Salvador Perez continues to lead the American League in fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game, the latest numbers showed Tuesday, and fellow Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain are still in position to start the Midsummer Classic. Perez, the Kansas City Royals catcher, has garnered 1,605,922 votes, according to the latest numbers, leading the next American League catcher by more than a million votes. Meanwhile, Hosmer, with 1,272,557, leads all first basemen in voting, including second place candidate Miguel Cabrera, of Detroit, by more than 500,000 votes. read more

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