3:08 AM EDT, Mon April 27, 2015
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Royals OF Cain thinks bad blood with White Sox is over

CHICAGO — Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night. Cain was suspended for two games for his part in the melee and is appealing the punishment. Kansas City pitchers Yordano Ventura (seven games), Edinson Volquez (five games) and Kelvin Herrera (two games) also are appealing their suspensions by Major League Baseball. Cain said Sunday he thinks the tension with the White Sox is over. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Royals fall to White Sox in continuation of Friday's suspended game

CHICAGO — The White Sox signed David Robertson to pitch the ninth inning for them. This, of course, was a bit unusual. Robertson was on the mound when Chicago resumed a suspended game against Kansas City and got the win when Avisail Garcia’s tiebreaking...
South Side Sox 8 hours ago

White Sox 5, Royals 3: David Robertson bookends productive day

Closer nails down save in full game after picking up a win in the suspended one The White Sox figured out how to make up for lost time after losing their first four games to the Kansas City Royals this season: Beat them twice in a day. After Avisail Garcia's walk-off single broke the hex in the opener,...
South Side Sox 12 hours ago

White Sox 3, Royals 2: Suspended game ends in a hurry

Another Kansas City mistake sets up Avisail Garcia's walk-off single to end Friday's game Poor defense is the reason this game was suspended, and poor defense is why it ended before one full inning was played. And the Royals were the ones screwing up repeatedly! Avisail Garcia gave the White Sox their...

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Northwest Herald 3 hours ago

White Sox rally for 2nd Sunday win against Royals

CHICAGO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a two-run single in Chicago's five-run sixth inning, and the White Sox rallied to beat Kansas City 5-3 for their second win against the Royals on Sunday.
Northwest Herald Apr 25, 2015

Rain postpones Royals-White Sox games to Sunday

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals lost two games because of rain Saturday — the completion of a suspended game and Saturday's regular game.

Should managers be held accountable for White Sox-Royals brawl?

Managers Robin Ventura and Ned Yost got off the hook Saturday when Major League Baseball announced six player suspensions stemming from Thursday's brawl between the White Sox and Royals.
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 25, 2015

Mike Sweeney, whose 2001 brawl lives in perpetuity, relates to fighting Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeff Montgomery couldn’t believe his own eyes. The retired closer was watching his former club host the Detroit Tigers in the midst of yet another lost summer. It was Aug. 10, 2001, and Kansas City was already 25 games below .500. Despite the record, Montgomery enjoyed keeping tabs on his former teammates — his brothers — including one of the few bright spots of those underwhelming campaigns, Mike Sweeney. read more
Northwest Herald Apr 24, 2015

After brawl, Royals beat White Sox in 13 innings

CHICAGO – A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday night.
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 23, 2015

Benches clear between Royals, White Sox

CHICAGO — Benches cleared at the end of the seventh inning of Thursday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox. Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura snagged a grounder from Chicago outfielder Adam Eaton and the pair appeared to exchange words before Ventura threw to first to end the inning. After the play, players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field. Several punches were thrown. There were five ejections — Kansas City’s Ventura, Lorenzo Cain and Edinson Volquez along with Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija from Chicago. read more
Orange County Register Apr 23, 2015

Albert Pujols caught in A's-Royals crossfire

ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols found himself in the middle of the weekend spat between the Oakland A's and the Kansas City Royals. A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, whose hard slide into Alcides Escobar started the three-day series of incidents, told Oakland...
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 23, 2015

Royals fighting reputation intensifies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series. They’ve taken that intensity up a notch this season. Not everybody appreciates it, either. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 22, 2015

Pelfrey earns first win since 2013 with shutout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run. Pelfrey’s last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery on June 10. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 21, 2015

Mike Moustakas keys Royals rally past Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer, then drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals trailed 5-3 in the sixth when Christian Colon started their comeback with an RBI double. Colon added a run-scoring groundout off Casey Fien (0-1) in the eighth to knot the game, and Moustakas fileted a single to left off Glen Perkins to take the lead. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 21, 2015

Kevin Haskin: Exuberant Royals show spirited resolve

Musings at the mid-week: ■ Enough beanballs and hard slides can test a baseball team. ■ Frankly, the Kansas City Royals passed that test against the Oakland A’s. ■ The Royals won the series. That’s job one. ■ Job two was to clarify they have the spirit and the resolve necessary to engage a confrontation and not back down. ■ The nation observed. Much of it cried foul over KC’s behavior. ■ In the end, the Royals must stay true to who they are — a joyfully confident team that will challenge in the AL Central and beyond. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 21, 2015

Royals' Kelvin Herrera suspended 5 games, Yordano Ventura fined for incident vs A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera for five games and fined him and fellow pitcher Yordano Ventura after both targeted Brett Lawrie during a testy series against Oakland over the weekend. Herrera was tossed in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game after throwing behind Lawrie. Ventura was ejected from Saturday’s game when he hit Lawrie with a pitch after Josh Reddick’s home run. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 20, 2015

Royals romp Twins 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals finally solved their Kyle Gibson problem Monday night, with a hat tip owed to the Minnesota Twins starter’s defense. The Royals scored the game-tying run on a wild pitch, plated a go-ahead runner who reached on an error and defeated Gibson and the Twins 7-1 at Kauffman Stadium. read more
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 20, 2015

Twins' Paul Molitor not expecting contentious Royals series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Twins manager Paul Molitor didn't feel the need to address his team as it prepared to play the Kansas City Royals, who were coming off a wild three-game series with the Oakland A's.

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