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Royals bullpen falters again in loss

With the game tied at 3-3, the KC Royals bullpen fell apart and they lost to the Cleveland Indians, 5-3. Jason Vargas and Justin Masterson battled to keep their respective teams in the game, though both were hurt by their defenses. Both teams scored two runs in the second and a single run in the […]

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Game Thread: 4/23/2014 Cubs celebrate 100 years

I’m sure our fearless leader is roaming around Wrigley thinking about all of us as she party’s the day away with all of Wrigleys faithfull. Today the Cubs celebrate Wrigley Fields 100th year anniversary as they attempt to win their 3rd game in a row. I’ll give you todays lineup and let you all take […]

Cardinals fan cheers as Albert makes history, when no one else seemed to care.

Homeruns are loud, but Albert’s 500th was deafeningly quiet

Last night, Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a two-run homerun at Citi Field.  That grab was louder than the two blasts that did make it out of the park down in D.C.  True, Albert got a curtain call at Nationals Park, but the park itself was relatively empty (attendance was estimated at 21,915, less than half […]

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

Shields battles in Royals win

It was not a great outing for ace James Shields, but he battled and gave the KC Royals a chance. They took that chance and beat the host Cleveland Indians, 8-2. Shields needed 106 pitches (65 for strikes) to get through six innings of work. The Indians had runners on base every inning, but the […]

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Meeting Sun Sports reporters Kelly Nash and Todd Kalas

Last Friday evening, my family was fortunate to watch the Tampa Bay Rays open up their offense, scoring eleven runs to top the Yankees. Before the game, however, I had a short meeting with someone I’ve been looking forward to seeing for darn near a year: Rays’ reporter Kelly Nash. She visited with my daughter […]

Jeremy Guthrie (Jen Nevius)

Homers doom Guthrie, Royals

KC Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed two 2-run home runs as he lost to the host Cleveland Indians on Monday night by a 4-3 final. Guthrie gave up his first two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth when Michael Brantley connected with one out. The second came in the bottom of the sixth when Jason […]

Never forget Bronson's corn rows.

Battle for the basement: D’Backs @ Cubs, 7:05 CDT

The Chicago Cubs have lost every series in 2014. Only two teams have scored fewer runs than the Cubs this season. Luckily for the Cubs, the Arizona Diamondbacks are coming to town. They are the owners of a 5.70 ERA, and while playing four more games than the Cubs, they have the same number of […]

Reliever Buddy Baumann during a 2014 spring training game (Jen Nevius).

Royals Weekly Awards: Week 3

The KC Royals had won five in a row (after being swept in Minnesota) before losing Sunday’s finale to the Twins. The Royals are now 9-8 overall, one game back of Detroit in the American League Central. They head out on the road for seven games beginning tonight in Cleveland. Omaha went 4-2 last week […]

Alex Gordon (Jen Nevius)

Five run inning propels Royals past Twins

With their 5-4 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, the KC Royals already secured the series win over the Twins. They have now won five in a row. Lefty Bruce Chen proved to be serviceable, as he allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings. He earned the victory because the […]

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

Royals are streaking

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 […]

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A sweep: the Royals beat up the Astros

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

Royals lose Lo-Cain to DL

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 […]

Mike Moustakas (Jen Nevius).

Royals homer and beat the Astros in 11 innings

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 […]

It's a double header and the celebration of Jackie Robinson day. Here's to you, Jackie and Ernie!

Let’s play two: a doubleheader in the Bronx for the Cubs

Mother Nature had it in her mind not only to ruin Jackie Robinson day yesterday, but my day off as well. With no evening plans, I woke up to the idea of watching the Cubs play the Yankees on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Of course, the game was postponed […]

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Royals break their losing streak in Houston

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 […]