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Royals break their losing streak in Houston

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After not being able to beat the rebuilding Minnesota Twins, the KC Royals beat the ever-rebuilding Houston Astros Monday night by a 4-2 final. Both teams scored a single run in the first, before the Royals took the lead for good with two runs in the third. Omar Infante hit his first home run of […]

Royals Weekly Awards: Week 2

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Things did not go so well in the second week of baseball for the KC Royals and their four full season minor league affiliates. The Royals went 2-4 last week and are coming off being swept at Minnesota. They are just 4-7, which is last in the American League Central. The Royals are 0-5 on […]

Good pitching on display this weekend in Wilmington

Blue Rocks starter Christian Binford on April 12, 2014 against Winston-Salem (Jen Nevius).

With the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks leading the Carolina League in pitching with a 2.66 ERA and their opponent, the Winston-Salem Dash, in second with a 3.14 ERA, it was expected that this series would be all about pitching. The weekend games did not disappoint. The Blue Rocks had the first base runner of Saturday […]

Royals get swept by Twins

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The KC Royals wasted yet another strong start by Jason Vargas, as they were swept by the Minnesota Twins on Sunday by a 4-3 score. All seven runs were scored over the seventh and eighth innings. The Royals had actually fought back to take the lead on Eric Hosmer‘s two out, RBI double, only to […]

Royals drop two straight to Twins

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Supposedly, the Minnesota Twins are rebuilding. Well, in the last two games, they have been pounding the KC Royals. They won again on Saturday afternoon, 7-1. And ace James Shields was on the mound and he looked terrible. After allowing one run in the first, Shields then allowed six runs in the second. SIX! He […]

Royals drop first game to lowly Twins

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Heading into this weekend series in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins pitching staff has been atrocious. So you would think that this would be the PERFECT time for the KC Royals offense to break out. Wrong! The Royals were pounded by the Twins, 10-1. The lone run scored on a botched double play. They were held […]

Roster moves aplenty for Royals Triple-A affiliate

The 2013 Triple-A Champion rings for Omaha.

The KC Royals Triple-A affiliate have been making quite a few moves over the last few days. Omaha has seen their roster change pretty much every day since the season started. Aaron Brooks has yet to make a start in 2014 because he was called up to the big leagues for the first time in […]

Gordon homers as Royals beat former prospect Odorizzi

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The drought is FINALLY over! The KC Royals have hit a home run, their first of the 2014 season. It came in their 249th at-bat of the season and their seventh game. It was hit by Alex Gordon, who took an 0-1 changeup (or a split is what was said to have been thrown) over […]

Manaea debuts in Blue Rocks home opener

Blue Rocks starter Sean Manaea in his professional debut on April 8, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Tuesday night was not only the Wilmington Blue Rocks home opener, but also the long-awaited debut of first round draft pick Sean Manaea. In case you have been living under a rock, Manaea is a left-handed pitcher (6’5, 230) who dominated in the Cape Cod League in 2012 and was expected to be at least […]

Fans get their wish: Royals free Gio

Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella during BP of 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

For at least two years, KC Royals¬†fans have been adamant on Twitter to #FreeGio. Well, they got their wish (at least for now). The Royals have called up Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha (along with activating reliever Louis Coleman from the DL). Gio is in this afternoon’s starting lineup, batting second and playing second base. […]

Rays win battle of the youngsters

Royals starter Yordano Ventura on St. Patrick's Day 2014 (Jen Nevius).

The battle of the youngsters did not disappoint on Tuesday night in Kansas City, as Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer matched up against the Royals Yordano Ventura. This game showed fans what the future has in store for baseball. Unfortunately, less than 14,000 showed up at Kauffman Stadium. Neither starter factored into the decision, which was […]

Royals receive good news on Infante

Royals infielder Omar Infante during 2014 spring training in Peoria (Jen Nevius).

The KC Royals received encouraging news Tuesday morning in regards to second baseman Omar Infante, who was hit in the face by a pitch on Monday night. Infante received six stitches in the jaw area, though he has a sprained jaw on the right side (he was hit on the left side) from the force […]

Vargas dominates in win over Rays

Royals starter Jason Vargas during spring training 2014 in Peoria (Jen Nevius).

There was a lot going on in tonight’s KC Royals 4-2 victory over visiting Tampa Bay. First, the Royals welcomed three former players to Kauffman Stadium. Right fielder Wil Myers was in the starting lineup, batting second (he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout). Jake Odorizzi is set to start the series finale on Wednesday. Outfielder […]

Royals Weekly Awards: Week 1

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The KC Royals had a rough start to the 2014 season, as they have one of the worst records in the American League (2-3). However, it’s early and only the Detroit Tigers have a winning record in the AL Central (4-1). The Royals continue their homestand with three games versus the TB Rays beginning tonight […]

Royals bullpen blows Shields-Sale duel

James Shields warming up during 2013 spring training (Jen Nevius).

It was your typical aces pitcher’s duel on Sunday afternoon, as James Shields matched up against Chris Sale. Sale and the White Sox got the better of the KC Royals with a 5-1 victory. The score is deceiving because it was just 1-0 headed into the ninth. The game was scoreless until the 7th inning […]