1:04 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014
Kansas City Royals Rumors & News
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up five runs on 11 hits in 52/3 innings for the Twins. read more
Kansas City Star 14 hours ago
These were the Royals of the preseason promise. Stellar pitching, outstanding defense and hitting that was timely and powerful added up to a 5-0 Royals victory over the Twins on Friday that worked on every level.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 13 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ricky Nolasco still hasn't won a game for the Twins with his manager in attendance.
Twinkie Town 12 hours ago
The Twins bats cooled down and Ricky Nolasco struggled again. Just prior to game time, news leaked that Jason Bartlett had informed the Twins he was retiring. It's doubtful that his alleged "clubhouse chemistry" skills would have made much of a difference on Friday night, though, as Jason Vargas handcuffed the Twins for seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 shutout. The only real threat the Twins offense was able to mount was back-to-back 2-out singles by Twins legends Joe Mauer and Chris Colabello in the first. Trevor Plouffe flied out to end the inning, and the Twins bats were subsequently...
Rotoworld 12 hours ago
Jason Vargas spun seven scoreless frames in 5-0 win over the Twins on Friday night.
Topeka Capital-Journal 16 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list and recalled versatile Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha. The Royals were already thin in the outfield after placing Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list with a strained groined earlier in the week. Kansas City made the moves before Friday night’s game against Minnesota. Manager Ned Yost said he expects Dyson to return Monday in Cleveland. read more
Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursday's Royals-Astros game for live stats and updates from The Star's reporters. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.
For the first time this season, Billy Butler will not bat cleanup for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost dropped him to No. 6 and installed catcher Salvador Perez as his new cleanup hitter as the Royals go for a sweep of the Astros on Thursday night. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. It can be see on Fox Sports Kansas City.
Mired in an alarming, early-season slump, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is moving out of the cleanup spot. Manager Ned Yost confirmed the impending switch during an interview with KCSP (610 AM) on Thursday morning. The most likely result means Butler will drop to No. 6 and swap places with catcher Salvador Perez.
Judging the Royals | Kansas City Star Apr 17, 2014
The left field wall in Minute Maid Park is 315 feet from home plate. The left-field foul pole in Kauffman Stadium is 330 feet from home plate, but the wall is curved there and drops away sharply. There's no signage to give fans an exact distance, but it's clear that hitting a ball over the left field wall in Kansas City is much harder than hitting a ball over the left-field wall in Houston--and both teams proved that Wednesday night.
Starter doesn't allow a run as Class A-Advanced Blue Rocks win 7-2 at Lynchburg. Wilmington drops the nightcap 3-2.
In the eighth inning, Yost inserted Nori Aoki for Danny Valencia, who was starting for Mike Moustakas. Then he used Moustakas for Justin Maxwell, who was starting for Aoki.
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 17, 2014
HOUSTON — Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in right field off Jerome Williams (0-1) to lead off the 11th. A small group of Royals fans stood and yelled ‘Moooooose’ as he rounded the bases after his first homer this year. Jarrod Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder’s choice. read more
Mike Moustakas' home run in the 11th inning broke a 4-4 tie and the Royals won a wild game at Houston on Wednesday night. The Royals won for the second night in a row. With a victory on Thursday night, they can exit a road that begin in such hellish fashion with a .500 record.
Kansas City Star Apr 16, 2014
Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday's Royals-Astros game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.
A minor ailment bothering veteran lefty Bruce Chen has reconfigured the Royals' starting rotation. With Chen nursing a tight left glute muscle, manager Ned Yost scratched him from his start on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. In his place, he moved up James Shields to replace Chen and tabbed Jason Vargas to start on Friday. Chen will attempt to return to the mound on Saturday when the team plays host to Minnesota.
The Royals look to start a winning streak against the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. The game begins at 7:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.
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