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Justin Maxwell has provided a huge boost for Kansas City since coming over from the Astros.
Maxwell homered and then singled twice in a six-run sixth as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
The Royals have won 15 of their past 17 games to move seven games above .500, matching their best record of the season. They are 4 1-2 games back in the wild-card standings.
''It's just team chemistry, no matter who's at the plate or who's on the mound, we all have each other's backs,'' Maxwell said. ''That's the main thing.''
Maxwell, who the Royals acquired on July 31 from the Astros for a minor league pitcher, homered leading off the second.
With the Royals trailing 6-3 in the sixth, he led off the inning with a single. The Royals sent 11 men to the plate in the inning against Red Sox pitchers Jake Peavy, Drake Britton and Pedro Beato.
''I led off, just trying to get on base, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
by John Viril—
For the first time in 10 years, the Kansas City Royals are playing games that mean something in August. After storming from behind to win 9-6 against Boston, the Royals are 60-53 and 4.5 games behind a wild card spot. The Royals are finally part of a pennant race after spending half a generation on the outside looking in. It only took a measly 17-4 run to make...
Ok. I can’t stand it anymore. The way Ned Yost handles pitchers drives me nuts.
I know this is probably the most common fan complaint in all of baseball. But, Yost seems almost mechanically devoted to the 100 pitch limit. Come hell or high water, Yost expects his starter to deliver at least 100 pitches, no matter what the game situation.
Last night, starter Bruce...
by John Viril—
Kansas City Royals ace James Shields has been struggling for awhile now.
He dominated opponents until this May 27 start against St. Louis. However, he’s had a much harder time ever since. Though he’s had good results until Tuesday’s 6 run debacle against the Twins, his peripheral numbers indicate declining effectiveness.
Up to that St. Louis start, James Shields...
The Kansas City Royals have put outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled left oblique.
The Royals made the move Saturday before playing Boston.
Cain was hurt while taking batting practice Friday. He is hitting .261 with 43 RBIs in 96 games.
The Royals also designated for assignment left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno, who picked up the win Friday...
The recent abundance of Kansas City Royals victories have come mainly against foes far out of contention. They're proving, though, that they can play with the big boys, too.
Kansas City has taken the first two of its four-game set with the visiting Boston Red Sox, and it looks to win for the 16th time in 18 games Saturday night.
The Royals (60-53) haven't hit the 60-win...
These Kansas City Royals have turned out to be quite the pesky bunch. How dare they turn the tables on us, taking a 6-3 deficit and turning it into a 9-6 victory. That’s what we do, not what is done to us. Let’s face it, six runs and eleven hits is generally a win, but Peavy fell apart early and two guys I never heard of (Drake Britton and Pedro Beato) did the rest. The...
Every once in awhile, a team that is generally laughed at, pitied, or not taken seriously will come along and surprise you. This is the dream for small market teams.
For instance: since 1998, when Billy Beane took over as general manager, the Oakland Athletics have been to the playoffs on six separate occasions. They are headed towards a 7th birth under his watch this season...
Jacoby Ellsbury routinely tees off on the Kansas City Royals, and this series has been no different.
The star center fielder will try to continue tormenting the Royals, and help the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox salvage a split of their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.
Ellsbury is a career .400 hitter with 34 runs and 19 stolen bases in 34 games versus Kansas City...
It’s kind of rare that I take to the blog about a player from another team getting DFA. The Royals have DFA C Brett Hayes. The Pirates should be interested. Depth at catcher is a problem since Michael McKenry went down. No one is talking much about it but this team is a Russell Martin…
The Kansas City Royals set another new ratings record on Fox Sports Kansas City. In other news, MLB on FOX fell below a 2.0 rating for the 13th time in 17 tries, and primetime soccer […]
Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks each drove in two runs as the Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 at Kauffman Stadium.
Boston jumped on Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie for four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Stephen Drew's RBI double drove in the first run, Middlebrooks drove in...
Ready to believe yet?
It’s not just that Bruce Chen not only turned in a magnificent performance Thursday when the Royals opened what amounts to a four-game weekend measurement against Boston with a 5-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals also pinned a loss on a long-time nemesis in Red Sox lefty Jon Lester who had a 1.64 ERA and a no-hitter against them on his career resume...
The Royals continued their recent tear with a commanding 5-1 win over the Red Sox.
Kansas City jumped out to an early lead due to a sloppy 1st inning from Boston. Jon Lester threw a whopping 46 pitches and managed to escape with just three runs given up. The weak performance in the inning was aided by a horrendous display of outfield defense by the inimitable Jonny Gomes. On a routine...
(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)Why can't we get left-handed starters like Bruce Chen? Oh, wait, we did have him—ten years ago. The Panamanian native pitched in just five games for the Carmine Hose in 2003—going 0-1 with a 5.11 ERA. Even then, it seemed like anyone with a wooden stick could rip gap shots off the guy—against his "overpowering" 83-MPH fastballs. That...
6:14 p.m.: David Ortiz is coming off back-to-back four-hit games, but he won’t be in Thursday’s starting lineup.
Ortiz will get the night off with lefty Bruce Chen on the mound. It’ll be Ortiz’s first day off since July 5, and Jonny Gomes will bat cleanup in his place. Gomes will man left field and Daniel Nava will play first base, while Mike Napoli will assume Ortiz’s...