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Orioles sign Brian Duensing to minor league deal - School of Roch

The Orioles have signed left-hander Brian Duensing to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk. Executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed the deal. Duensing exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Royals last week and they subsequently released him. They signed him as a free...

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Topeka Capital-Journal May 14, 2016

Royals have confidence in Danny Duffy as starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy has been here before, but the circumstances around his return to the rotation are in some ways not ideal. But in a season that has so far been less than stellar for the Kansas City Royals, maybe a turn of events like two starting pitchers going on the disabled list can actually be beneficial in the long run, especially for Duffy. Duffy (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will make his first start of the season against Atlanta’s Matt Wisler (1-3, 3.27 ERA) in the 1:15 p.m. series finale Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. VideoIcon:  off ...
Topeka Capital-Journal May 14, 2016

Royals open homestand against Braves with win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings, Alcides Escobar had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 to open a six-game homestand Friday night. The World Series champion Royals had dropped 12 of their previous 16 games, while the Braves, who have the worst record in the National League, lost for the 17th time in 25 games. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 12, 2016

Royals place Young, Medlen on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The back end of the Kansas City Royals’ beleaguered starting rotation will have a new look this weekend. The Royals on Thursday announced that right-handed pitchers Chris Young and Kris Medlen, the team’s No. 4 and 5 starters, have been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Young was diagnosed with a right forearm strain after giving up five home runs Monday night in a loss to the New York Yankees. Medlen allowed four earned runs in only two innings the following night and subsequently was diagnosed with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 12, 2016

Royals avoid sweep with 7-3 win over Yankees

NEW YORK — Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer in yet another big first inning against Michael Pineda, and the slumping Kansas City Royals rebounded to beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Wednesday night. Down by four runs six batters in, New York clawed back to 4-3 against Yordano Ventura before Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single in the sixth against reliever Nick Goody. Kendrys Morales added a solo homer in the seventh off Phil Coke as the Royals won for just the fourth time in their past 15 games. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 10, 2016

Not even Lorenzo Cain's three home runs can save reeling Royals

NEW YORK — Brett Gardner doubled home the tiebreaking run off Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees overcame three home runs by Lorenzo Cain to beat the reeling Kansas City Royals 10-7 Tuesday night. In a back-and-forth game, Kansas City rallied from deficits of 1-0, 5-3 and 7-6 as Cain tied his career high with five RBIs. Cheslor Cuthbert also homered for the Royals, who have hit six home runs in the first two games of the series. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 10, 2016

Royals' Chris Young to have MRI on right forearm

NEW YORK — A day after giving up a career-high five home runs, Royals pitcher Chris Young said he will return to Kansas City on Wednesday to have an MRI on his right forearm. The right-hander, who started and won last year’s World Series opener, is 1-5 with a 6.88 ERA and has given up 13 homers in seven starts and 321/3 innings this season. He told the Royals after Tuesday’s loss to the New York Yankees he has been bothered by inflammation in his forearm. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal May 10, 2016

Top Royals prospect Raul Mondesi Jr. suspended for 50 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals minor league infielder Raul Mondesi Jr. was suspended 50 games Tuesday for a violation of Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing substance policy. The suspension of Mondesi, Kansas City’s top prospect, is effective immediately. “This is an unfortunate incident that we believe to be an innocent mistake,” Royals general manager and senior vice president Dayton Moore said in a prepared statement, “but these are the consequences that players face when they do not adhere to the policies that have been collectively bargained. read more

Royals' Chris Young gives up five home runs in 6-3 loss to Yankees

NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran hit two of New York’s five solo homers in the first three innings off an ineffective Chris Young, and Aroldis Chapman allowed a run in his Yankees debut before closing out a 6-3 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Brian McCann, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks also went deep to help the Yankees win the opener of a four-game series against the defending World Series champions. Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals, who have lost 10 of 13. read more
Plain Dealer May 9, 2016

Pretty in pink: Cleveland Indians top Kansas City Royals, 5-4, on Mother's Day to complete 5-1 homestand

Shaw's third pitch proved to be one of the most critical offerings of the afternoon. His 93-mph cutter on the outside part of the plate induced a timely double play off the bat of Alcides Escobar. That helped the Indians maintain their slim advantage en route to a 5-4 victory against the Royals on Sunday.
Plain Dealer May 9, 2016

Another Danny Salazar gem gives Cleveland Indians another win, 7-1, against the Kansas City Royals

The right-hander tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Indians marched to their fourth consecutive victory, the latest by a 7-1 margin against the Royals.
Columbus Dispatch May 8, 2016

Indians 5, Royals 4 | Tomlin grinds out win

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};CLEVELAND — Starter and stopper. Josh Tomlin is handling both roles for the Indians. The dependable right-hander stayed unbeaten and again helped Cleveland bounce back after a loss, leading the Indians over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday.
Akron Beacon Journal May 8, 2016

Indians 5, Royals 4: Ryan Lewis’ 14 Walk-Off Thoughts on Bryan Shaw, Josh Tomlin, more

Here are 14 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 5-4 win against the Kansas City Royals on Mother’s Day. 1. The Indians weren’t sure if Bryan Shaw would be available out of the bullpen on Sunday, as he had a stiff neck on Saturday. All he did was record five of the most important outs of the game. Shaw induced a 4-6-3 double play to end the seventh and hold a one-run lead and then ended the eighth with a strike-em-out-throw-em-out. It was a key stretch as the Royals came close to tying or re-taking the lead late in the game. 2. Earlier this season, Shaw seemed lost after being...

Indians down Royals 5-4

CLEVELAND — Starter and stopper. Josh Tomlin is handling both roles for the Indians. The dependable right-hander stayed unbeaten and again helped Cleveland bounce back after a loss, leading the Indians over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Tomlin (5-0) worked into the seventh inning and became the first Indians pitcher to win his first five outings since Justin Masterson in 2011. He’s also been the one to get the Indians back on track, improving to 12-0 with a 2.82 ERA following a Cleveland loss since the beginning of last season. read more
Plain Dealer May 8, 2016
Cleveland Indians do plenty of good work in disposing of Kansas City Royals: DMan's Report, Game 28

Cleveland Indians do plenty of good work in disposing of Kansas City Royals: DMan's Report, Game 28

The Cleveland Indians went 5-1 on a homestand against Detroit and Kansas City. They defeated the Royals, 5-4, Sunday afternoon.

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