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Twinkie Town 4 hours ago

Twins roster notes: Ervin Santana, Alex Meyer, Shane Robinson, Doug Bernier, Ryan Pressly

Jesse catches you up on the latest in Minnesota's roster moves, including one case that may be pending after an MRI this morning. Happy Sunday folks, hopefully your weekend is going well. We'll have your game thread for this afternoon's tilt in just a bit, but in the mean time there are a few roster moves that we need to catch up on from the last 36 hours or so. Ervin Santana reinstated Santana is slated to start this afternoon's contest versus a team very familiar to him in the Kansas City Royals. In three starts for Rochester, Santana put together 20.2 innings of 1.74-ERA baseball. He...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 mins ago

Santana's Twins debut ruined in ninth as Royals win 3-2

Ervin Santana went eight strong innings, but his relievers immediately surrendered the winning run.

Twinsights: Homegrown batting order lifted Twins to Saturday victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night, they did so for the first time this season with an entirely homegrown lineup. Starter Mike Pelfrey was a free-agent signee, of course, and right fielder Torii Hunter spent those seven years away from the organization before returning last winter. But all nine players in the lineup were either drafted by the Twins or signed as amateur free agents on the international market. “I didn’t even think about that,” said Twins catcher Chris Herrmann, a sixth-round pick in 2009. “I think it’s pretty cool...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias honored by All-Star vote fan support in first healthy year with club

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias honored by All-Star vote fan support in first healthy year with club

Jose Iglesias might fall short in fan voting, but shortstop a likely candidate for reserve role for American League in 2015 All-Star game. DETROIT -- Win or loss Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias appreciates the fans' effort. The MLB All-Star game rosters will be announced via a pair of selection shows on ESPN with the starters revealed Sunday at 7:30 p.m. then pitchers and reserves on Monday at 7 p.m. As of Monday's final voting update, Iglesias was second in fan voting at shortstop with 7,395,163 votes behind Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...

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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 →
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 25, 2015

Moustakas, Infante lead Royals past Mariners 8-2

SEATTLE — Kansas City is getting used to this. Big hits, big innings and yet another victory, this time 8-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. VideoIcon:  off read more
Game thread: Mariners vs. Royals — June 24

Game thread: Mariners vs. Royals — June 24

This is the live game thread for Wednesday's game between the Mariners and Royals from Safeco Field. Roenis Elias (4-4, 3.56 ERA) takes the hill for Seattle, while Kansas City counters with Danny Duffy (2-3, 5.87 ERA).
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 24, 2015

Former KC pitching prospect Montgomery dominates Royals

SEATTLE — In just his fifth major league start, Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery gave himself a lofty goal. Not to mention quite a memory, all of it coming against Kansas City, the team that originally drafted Montgomery. VideoIcon:  off read more

Bottom of the lineup gives Seattle Mariners a lift in victory over Kansas City Royals

The Mariners still have much work to do if they hope to climb back into the AL West playoff picture, but Tuesday night’s 7-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals will go a long way toward that end.
Tacoma News-Tribune Jun 24, 2015

Montgomery delivers a gem in Mariners’ 7-0 victory over the Royals

Montgomery pitches four-hit shutout against former club.

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