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Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 17, 2016

Eric Hosmer's blast caps Royals' comeback in win over Detroit

DETROIT — Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night and complete a three-game sweep. Hosmer broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid with a double in the seventh inning after spoiling his perfect game bid with a walk in the fifth. Sanchez threw seven shutout innings after allowing eight runs in four innings in his previous start. He struck out six and walked two Wednesday. The Tigers have lost eight of their last 10 games. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 17, 2016

Royals Hall of Famer Bret Saberhagen's heart still in Kansas City

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bret Saberhagen played just eight seasons for the Kansas City Royals, but in that short time he cemented himself as the greatest pitcher in Royals history. Topeka Capital-Journal Royals reporter Jeff Deters spoke with Saberhagen and several other past Royals greats and each have wonderful stories about their time with the Royals and their careers afterward. This is the third in a five-part series. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 16, 2016

Royals hit four home runs in win against Tigers

DETROIT — Danny Duffy allowed one run in 72/3 innings and the Kansas City Royals hit four homers in a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Raul Mondesi, Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer all homered off Justin Verlander (12-7), while Kendrys Morales went deep off Mark Lowe. Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered for Detroit’s only run. The Tigers have lost seven of nine. Duffy (10-1) allowed three hits and two walks, striking out five. Verlander gave up five runs — three earned — four hits and a walk in seven-plus innings. He struck out six. read more
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2016
Long ball dooms Justin Verlander, Tigers in another loss to the Royals

Long ball dooms Justin Verlander, Tigers in another loss to the Royals

Verlander allowed four hits, three of which were home runs, in a 6-1 loss to Kansas City. DETROIT -- On paper, the four hits allowed by Justin Verlander appeared par for the course. Only one problem: three of them left the yard.  Verlander surrendered three home runs and the Detroit Tigers struggled with the bats for a second straight night, losing 6-1 to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday at Comerica Park. Alex Gordon, Raul Mondesi and Eric Hosmer each homered off Verlander for the Royals, who totaled four long balls and have won the first two games of the series...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Short-handed Tigers host Royals (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Short-handed Tigers host Royals (chat)

Justin Verlander is pitching tonight for the injury-riddled Tigers. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on MLive's mobile app, click here. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (63-55) vs. Kansas City Royals (58-60)When: 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 16Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann First, some breaking news tonight. The Tigers have acquired infielder Erick Aybar from the Braves for Mike Aviles and minor...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 16, 2016

Royals' minor leaguer Miguel Medrano suspended 72 games

NEW YORK — Pitchers Miguel Medrano of Kansas City and Yonaiker Oropeza of Washington have been suspended 72 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program following positive tests for Stanozolol. Medrano, a 21-year-old right-hander, has a 0.66 ERA in eight relief appearances this year for the Dominican Summer League Royals. Yonaiker Oropeza, an 18-year-old right-hander, has a 4.50 ERA in two relief appearances this season for the Dominican Summer League Nationals. read more
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander takes on the Royals

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander takes on the Royals

Danny Duffy has been pitching very well for the Royals. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (63-55) vs. Kansas City Royals (58-60)When: 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 16Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Justin Verlander (12-6, 3.42 ERA) Kansas City RoyalsLHP Danny Duffy  (9-1, 2.82 ERA) GAME NOTES--Detroit is five games behind Cleveland in the American League Central and 2.5 games behind the leaders for the...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 15, 2016

Royals stay hot, tame Tigers 3-1

DETROIT — Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning to win for the first since June 26 as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Monday night. The Tigers lost slugger Miguel Cabrera after four innings to a strained left biceps. Cabrera appeared to injure himself in a first-inning collision with Cheslor Cuthbert at first base, but batted twice before leaving the game. Detroit said Cabrera is day to day. read more
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Royals in town for start of homestand

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Royals in town for start of homestand

Daniel Norris is the scheduled starting pitcher Monday for the Tigers. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (63-54) vs. Kansas City Royals (57-60)When: 7:10 p.m. ET Monday, August 15Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports Detroit, ESPNRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersLHP Daniel Norris (1-0, 4.00 ERA) Kansas City RoyalsRHP Ian Kennedy  (6-9, 3.91 ERA) GAME NOTES--The Tigers got great outings from Michael Fulmer and Matt Boyd to end their recent road trip on a...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 14, 2016

Improving lives a priority for former Royal Greg Pryor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Greg Pryor played five seasons for the Kansas City Royals, serving primarily as a backup infielder to Royals Hall of Famers George Brett and Frank White. Pryor played on two playoff teams and was a member of the 1985 World Series championship team. Topeka Capital-Journal Royals reporter Jeff Deters spoke with Pryor and several other past Royals greats and each have wonderful stories about their time with the Royals and their careers afterward. This is the second story in a five-part series. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 14, 2016

Paul Orlando, Lorenzo Cain each have 4 hits, 3 RBIs to lead Royals past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — With Paulo Orlando a double shy of the cycle, Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the Royals were hoping their best hitter could get one more at-bat in the ninth inning against Minnesota. Orlando got his chance, but settled for a single. The Royals were plenty satisfied, though, as Orlando hit a three-run homer, triple and scored three times three runs scored on Sunday in an 11-4 win over the Twins. “We were pushing for that at-bat so that he could get that opportunity. Just another lousy single,” Yost kidded. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 14, 2016

Minnesota's Tyler Duffey, Brian Dozier push Twins past Royals

MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Dozier hit his 25th home run of the season and the 100th of his career, leading Tyler Duffey and the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night and ending a four-game losing streak. Dozier has 17 homers since June 25, most in the majors over that span. He also doubled and scored twice. Robbie Grossman added three hits, including a home run. For the second time this season, the Twins homered three times off Royals starter Dillon Gee (4-6). read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 13, 2016

Royals beat Twins 7-3

MINNEAPOLIS — Yordano Ventura won consecutive starts for the first time in two months, Kendrys Morales homered in his return from a one-game suspension and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Friday night. Ventura (8-9) struck out nine in seven innings, allowing four hits, one walk and three runs, pitching the Royals to their fifth win in the last six games. After posting a 5.15 ERA in the first half, Ventura has a 3.26 ERA after the All-Star break. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 11, 2016

Royals' Danny Duffy throws first career complete game in win over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In theory, the Kansas City Royals have a pretty good chance of winning every time Danny Duffy steps to the mound. Entering Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals had been victorious in each of Duffy’s last eight starts. But this theory is not entirely foolproof. An anemic offense can have a way of disproving the theory, and for a while it looked like that would be the case. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 11, 2016

Royals DH Morales drops appeals, serves 1-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension and will sit out Wednesday night against the White Sox. Morales was penalized by Major League Baseball for returning to the field after being ejected Aug. 2 at Tampa Bay. Morales can play Friday night when Kansas City plays at Minnesota.