11:39 AM EDT, Fri July 03, 2015
Topeka Capital-Journal 12 hours ago

Twins' Gibson goes eight in shutout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins is two saves shy of matching Eddie Guardado (116) for third-most in Twins history. read more
St. Paul Pioneer Press 12 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Kyle Gibson stars in shutout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The late-game hurdles kept materializing in front of Kyle Gibson, reminiscent of a video game.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Gibson gets Twins off on right foot vs. Royals

Gibson’ eight shutout innings send Twins past Kansas City in Sano’s debut
Bless You Boys 2 hours ago

Detroit Tigers links: Tigers need to make a big move, maybe even two

Contrary to what the Rolling Stones have told you, time is not on our side. No matter how you analyze the numbers, no matter what set of numbers you decide to inspect, the ugly truth is that Tigers' chances of playing even a single playoff game this October are shrinking rapidly. The latest implied odds out of Vegas (Bovada, specifically) give the Tigers a 22 percent chance of winning the division, and that's the highest percentage of any team in the division not named the Royals (currently at 72 percent). There may be hope at the trade deadline, but not every agrees that the Tigers should...
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 23 hours ago

MLB trade deadline prediction open thread

What will the Tigers do at the trade deadline? Drop your predictions here! The Detroit Tigers are struggling right now. After last night's worse-than-the-score-indicates 9-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Tigers' record stands at 39-38. They are just one game above .500 after starting the season...

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Astros slide past Royals to finish sweep

  HOUSTON — The Kansas City Royals’ bats finally woke up Wednesday night. But as the bats came alive, the pitching once again fell flat for the Royals against the Astros. Chris Carter and Marwin Gonzalez homered, Evan Gattis drove in two and the Royals blew a 3-0 lead to fall 6-5 — completing a series sweep by AL West leader Houston. VideoIcon:  off read more

Young Royals fan whose cancer fight gained attention dies

OLATHE — A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year’s World Series has died. He was 7. Noah Wilson of Olathe died Tuesday night at a hospital, his family announced. Noah had his last radiation treatment in mid-June and had been considered free of Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer. But his family said they learned in recent days that he had leukemia. He began chemotherapy Monday. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 30, 2015

Royals drop second straight to Astros

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter to lower his ERA to 2.03. Pat Neshek allowed one hit in the ninth. George Springer had a two-run homer in the third inning. Jose Altuve drove in a run in the fifth to help Houston to the victory. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 29, 2015

Blanton rocked as Royals fall to Astros

HOUSTON — Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run with six strikeouts in seven innings in his ninth major league start. read more

McCullers, Altuve lead Astros to series-opening win over Royals

• • • Jose Altuve’s towering home run to left field was the lasting vignette of Monday’s 6-1 win over the Royals, with Altuve rounding the bases and passing in front of the Royals’ own second baseman, Omar Infante, as the Astros cruised to begin a three-game series. Everyone already knows Altuve is more deserving […]
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 29, 2015

Royals down to five projected All-Star starters

Maybe Kansas City fans inspired others to vote. Maybe the anti-Royals fix is on. Or maybe commissioner Rob Manfred just has a knack for prophecy. Who knows when it comes to this All-Star saga. The only certainty is this: Just as the Royals’ grip on the American League Central is strengthening, their representation in the All-Star Game is weaker than ever. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 28, 2015

Jeremy Guthrie gets 1,000th strikeout as Royals sweep A's in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run sixth inning for the Royals, who have won five of six to open a nine-game road trip. After winning two of three in Seattle, Kansas City swept the A’s for the first time since 2008. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 27, 2015

Young bounces back as Royals defeat A's

OAKLAND, Calif. — Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals won for the fourth time in five games on their road trip. Young (7-3) allowed four hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out four. That was in stark contrast to Young’s previous start against Boston when he was tagged for seven runs in 42/3 innings. read more
Oakland Tribune Jun 27, 2015

A's bats quiet again in second straight loss to Royals

Oakland A's have managed a combined four runs in losing first two games of this series to the Kansas City Royals
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 27, 2015

Morales, Gordon muscle Royals past A's 5-2

OAKLAND, Calif. — Considering what happened two months ago, Kansas City manager Ned Yost wasn't shocked to hear fans at the Coliseum booing Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera when he came on to pitch the eighth inning. Media Assets Supervideo Unformatted:  addResponsivePlayer( "14mqej3rfuzgf16z3un0kgn2a0", "06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-8f1e92cfcb4c", "1rnc6p3rykho814ixgdripzjgn", "perf14mqej3rfuzgf16z3un0kgn2a0-1rnc6p3rykho814ixgdripzjgn", "eplayer16", {autoHide:true, age:1415276637000}); ...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 26, 2015

Commentary: All-Star Royal Flush shows fans can't be trusted

Ford Frick had it right almost 60 years ago. Allowing fans to pick baseball’s All-Star teams is a bad idea. This year we’re stuck with the Royal Flush, where the next- to-last vote totals released by Major League Baseball show that seven members of the Kansas City Royals are on pace to start the sport’s midsummer showcase. They include Omar Infante, the second baseman who is batting .236 and last hit a regular-season home run on Aug. 13, 2014. read more
Oakland Tribune Jun 25, 2015

A's on a roll with Kansas City Royals coming to Coliseum

Oakland A's win season-high fifth game in a row by sweeping Texas Rangers; clinch first winning month since trading away Cespedes
Lawrie expects weekend series with Royals to be “just a baseball series”

Lawrie expects weekend series with Royals to be “just a baseball series”

Everybody remembers the last time the A’s took on the Kansas City Royals. Rather than a fine rematch of the American League Wild Card game, the series deteriorated into a string of bean balls and hot tensions. Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera earned a five-game… Continue Reading →

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