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Washington Times Sep 13, 2017

White Sox score 2 in 9th, beat Royals 5-3, take series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Though Veterans Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia came through in the ninth inning, there is no doubt the Chicago White Sox are looking more to the future. Abreu and Garcia drove in runs in the ninth as the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals ...

Brandon Moss’ grand slam and the bobbled ball that made it possible

On Tuesday, White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey started the bottom of the first inning by walking Whit Merrifield. Covey then did what he could to erase that leadoff walk: he …

September call-ups: How a bunch of rookies can change the playoff race

On Sept. 5 the Royals were set to face the Detroit Tigers and their starting pitcher, Anibal Sanchez. But five pitches into the game Whit Merrifield hit a rocket up …

Despite a down year, Brandon Moss loves playing in Kansas City. Here’s why.

In the second inning of the Royals’ 11-3 blowout of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Brandon Moss hit a rocket down the right-field line for an RBI double. Five innings …
Sports Illustrated Sep 10, 2017

The Royals' Last Dance: Kansas City Bet Big On Another Run With Its Core. Will It Pay Off?

The Kansas City Royals still have a chance at an AL wild-card, which would help justify GM Dayton Moore's decision not to trade stars like Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

Twins’ defensive positioning backfires & an unlikely Royals is on a hot streak

In the bottom of the first inning of the Royals-Twins game Saturday, with Lorenzo Cain at the plate, Minnesota put three infielders between second and third base. The Twins wanted …

Kelvin Herrera is no longer the Royals closer; is a closer by committee the answer?

Kelvin Herrera blew a save against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday and by Friday afternoon he was no longer the Royals closer. Pitching roles are not set in stone, but …

Ned Yost explains why Kelvin Herrera is out as Royals closer

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has pulled closer Kelvin Herrera from his ninth-inning duties and replaced him with a committee of three pitchers who'll share the role. …

Why the Royals ninth-inning meltdown was not all Alex Gordon’s fault

The last time the Royals got blown out was three days ago, September 5. After two innings the Detroit Tigers were ahead 7-1, the Royals chances of winning were miniscule …

The Royals beat the Tigers 13-2: How a pitcher’s duel becomes a blowout

For six innings, Game 3 of the Royals-Tigers series was a pitcher’s duel. Both starting pitchers, Jason Hammel and Matthew Boyd, had pitched well and the score was 2-2 going …
Washington Times Sep 6, 2017

Perez homers twice as Royals rout Tigers 13-2

DETROIT (AP) - Salvador Perez homered twice as the Kansas City Royals broke open a close game to rout the Detroit Tigers 13-2 on Wednesday night. The Royals broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh, then scored seven in the eighth. Perez drove in three runs, while ...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 6, 2017
Royals turn tables on Tigers, blast bullpen for 13-2 win

Royals turn tables on Tigers, blast bullpen for 13-2 win

The Royals beat the Tigers 13-2 one night after the Tigers defeated the Royals 13-2. DETROIT -- It was a distant memory by the time Wednesday night's game was over, but the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals were actually tied 2-2 after six innings.   The Royals opened the seventh with five consecutive hits -- four of them doubles -- to score four runs and break open a tie game. They padded their lead in in the next inning, scoring seven runs, five of which were charged to rookie reliever Joe Jimenez. The result was a 13-2 loss to end the Tigers' seven-game...

The Royals tied their home run record. But they’re second-to-last in runs scored

On Tuesday night at Detroit, the Royals tied their team record for home runs in a single season when Lorenzo Cain homered in the sixth inning. The Royals also lost …
Grand Rapids Press Sep 5, 2017
Tigers hit 6 homers, break post-Verlander dry spell with rout of Royals

Tigers hit 6 homers, break post-Verlander dry spell with rout of Royals

Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones and first baseman John Hicks each had two home runs, the first multi-homer games of their careers. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers took their first lead in almost a week in the second inning Tuesday night. Then they made sure they wouldn't lose it. The Tigers hit six home runs to hammer the Kansas City Royals 13-2 at Comerica Park. In the second inning, the Tigers claimed their first lead since Justin Verlander and Justin Upton were traded six games and 46 innings ago. The Tigers knocked out Royals starter Jason Vargas after...

Are Royals better off with Alex Gordon’s great glove (and poor bat) in the lineup?

In the fourth inning of the Royals’ 7-6 win over the Tigers on Sunday, Alex Gordon went up and over the left-field fence and robbed Mikie Mahtook of a three-run …

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