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Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 20, 2016

Are Indians adding to list of great postseason bullpens? 2015 Royals included in that list

TORONTO — By winning the AL Championship Series in five games, the Cleveland Indians not only captured a spot in the World Series, they also earned a break this team could sorely use. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 12, 2016

Royals pitcher Chris Young has surgery on abdominal, groin area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals pitcher Chris Young had surgery to his abdominal area, pelvis and groin on Tuesday and the veteran right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training in February. The bilateral core and right-sided adductor repair was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia. read more

After two World Series trips, Royals begin offseason early

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For two decades, finishing at .500 would have given the Royals reason to celebrate. Two trips to the World Series changes perspective. The Royals spent the first day after the regular season Monday ruing how a season full of promise went awry. There were devastating injuries, key acquisitions failed to live up to big contracts and an offense predicated on manufacturing runs was too often rendered out-of-order. read more

Royals lose to Indians in season finale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals finished this season a long way from where they finished last season. In time, location and record. Instead of capping a World Series championship on a crisp November night in New York, the Royals ended their year with a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on a mild Sunday afternoon in early October. It left them 81-81, their first non-winning season in four years. read more

Royals lose what may be Volquez's last start with team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edinson Volquez was the Kansas City Royals’ opening day starter this season and an important piece of the rotation during last year’s World Series run, starting five postseason games. Saturday’s start — a no decision in a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians — may have been his last with the defending champs. read more

Francisco Lindor's double helps Indians down Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Francisco Lindor hit a two-out, two-run double during an eighth-inning rally, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday. All three Indians runs in the eighth were unearned after second baseman Whit Merrifield’s error on pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte’s grounder, which allowed Rajai Davis to score with one out. Royals rookie left-hander Matt Strahm (2-2) issued Davis a leadoff walk and Davis stole second, his AL-leading 43rd steal. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 30, 2016

Royals' ninth-inning comeback bid cut short by Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Byron Buxton tripled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Thursday night. After Salvador Perez’s pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth pulled the Royals within a run, Terrance Gore ran for him. With Paulo Orlando, who had four hits to match his career high, hitting, Brandon Kintzler picked Gore off first base. Gore was initially called safe, but after a 1 minute, 15 second review, the call was reversed to end the game. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 28, 2016

Royals win, but postseason hopes end

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The World Series champions have failed to make the postseason for the fourth year in a row. Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon keyed an eighth-inning rally and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night, but the Royals were still knocked out of playoff contention. The defending World Series champs were eliminated when Baltimore beat Toronto 3-2. Morales’ ground-rule double to right scored Jarrod Dyson, who had doubled and stole third. Gordon’s single scored Whit Merrifield and pinch-runner Billy Burns. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 27, 2016

Royals top Twins in 11 innings on Burns' sacrifice fly

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Burns’ sacrifice fly scored Raul Mondesi in the 11th inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night, staving off postseason elimination. The defending World Series champions are five games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card with five to play. The Orioles lost 5-1 at Toronto on Tuesday night. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 27, 2016

Royals pitcher Dillon Gee out for season with two blood clots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals. Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 25, 2016

Royals tame Tigers in 12-9 shoutout

DETROIT — The Kansas City Royals began the game by hitting for the cycle as a team, then Whit Merrifield nearly did it by himself. Merrifield hit a triple as part of Kansas City’s four-run first inning, and he later added a single and a double in a 12-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Royals hit four homers to drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race — and avoided elimination themselves. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 24, 2016

Royals plate five in ninth to stun Detroit

DETROIT — With their playoff hopes fading fast, the Kansas City Royals showed some fight. Paulo Orlando hit a tying, two-run double and Eric Hosmer followed with a three-run homer against Francisco Rodriguez, capping a ninth-inning comeback that led the Royals over the Detroit Tigers 7-4 Saturday. Kansas City stopped a four-game losing streak, and its tragic number for elimination from postseason contention remained at three. The Royals would be the fourth straight World Series champion failing to reach the playoffs after winning a title the previous season. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 24, 2016

Former Royals Brian McRae, Al Fitzmorris happy to see team return to prominence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brian McRae had good reason to have a sore arm. McRae threw batting practice for two sessions — or about five hours — to Royals fans who took part in the Royals alumni batting practice Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. For $300 fans got to take BP on the field and in the cages and shag balls in the outfield. McRae was one of several Royals alumni who took part in the event. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 23, 2016

Tigers rout Duffy, Royals 8-3

DETROIT — Michael Fulmer pitched seven sharp innings for his first win in over a month and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Justin Upton, Victor Martinez and Cameron Maybin went deep for the Tigers, who won their fifth game in a row while chasing a postseason spot in the American League. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 22, 2016

Royals playoff hits take a hit after 5-2 loss in Cleveland

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana’s three-run homer pushed the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night and nearer to their first AL Central championship since 2007. Santana’s shot in the sixth inning off Dillon Gee (7-9) snapped a 2-2 tie as the Indians improved to 9-1 against the Royals this season. Kansas City’s chances of making the postseason took another blow. The defending World Series champions began the night behind six teams in the wild-card chase. read more