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Royals are streaking

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

A week ago, the KC Royals were in Minnesota and were swept by the Twins. This looked bleak and fans were moaning and groaning on social media. A week later, the Royals have now won four in a row after sweeping Houston and taking the first game against the Twins on Friday night. Oh and […]

Duke baseball wins in 12

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On a chilly night in Blacksburg, the Duke baseball team outlasted host Virginia Tech, 3-2 in 12 innings. Cris Perez tripled with one out in the top of the 12th inning. Kenny Koplove followed with a sac fly to take the lead. The Blue Devils led 2-1 heading into the 8th inning after another stellar […]

A sweep: the Royals beat up the Astros

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After being swept by the rebuilding Minnesota Twins, the KC Royals went to visit the rebuilding Houston Astros and swept them. The Royals won 5-1 on Thursday night in dominating fashion, led by ace James Shields. Shields rebounded from an awful start in Minnesota (though he was only charged with one earned run) to strike out […]

Royals lose Lo-Cain to DL

Royals centerfielder Lorenzo Cain during 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

My one wish for the 2014 season in regards to the KC Royals was for a healthy Lorenzo Cain. Lo-Cain got hot around the same time I was in Surprise during spring training and he had carried that over to the early season. He was hitting .333 with two doubles, five RBIs, and two stolen […]

Royals homer and beat the Astros in 11 innings

Mike Moustakas (Jen Nevius).

There were homers galore at Minute Maid Park, as the KC Royals beat Houston, 5-4 in 11 innings. When you mention the Royals, you do not think homers, but on Wednesday night, they were hitting them in Houston. The big blow came via Mike Moustakas in the 11th inning to break the tie. Yes, Moose […]

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. […]