Found July 06, 2012 on
Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays
Although three games remain before the All-Star break, the Kansas City Royals concluded the first half of their season on a good note with a 9-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals will travel to Detroit for a three game weekend series before the boys in blue get a much needed breather while the mid-summer classic is in Kansas City. Overall, besides the record, there have been many good things that the Royals have done over the first 81 games of the season.
After starting the season at a dismal 3-15, which included a 12 game losing streak, the Royals are 34-29 since and still have an outside shot for the division going into the second half of the season. Seeing that this team is so young and just learning how to win in the major leagues ending the season at a .500 mark would be huge for this organization to build confidence for the future.
One thing that will need to change for the Royals to have a chance at winning 44 games in the second half would be the starting pitc...
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KANSAS CITY, MO - Look, in the big scheme of things, it's not all that important who gets picked and who doesn't to the Home Run Derby.
It is an event staged for fun, there is no home-field advantage on the line for either league, and the proceeds go to charity.
The snubbing of Royals designated hitter Billy Butler by team captain Robinson Cano of the Yankees still...
We are exactly halfway through the Royals season and we have been treated to a roller coaster ride filled with some unique passengers.
We've got the standard crybaby kid who never wanted to get on but was forced to by his parents (Sanchez), the kid who had already made up his mind to ride in the front before arriving at the park (Butler), and you’ve always got the kids in...
Farewell to Mitch Maier.
Frankly, I’m surprised it took this long.
The Royals designated Maier for assignment Thursday, stocking up on pitchers during the dog-days leading up to the All Star Game. It looks like this is the end of the road for Maier, who has spent most of the past six seasons with the big league team.
I actually thought this might happen a couple of years earlier...
The Kansas City Royals' plan was to ease catcher Salvador Perez back into daily duties after he returned from spring training surgery on his left knee. Perez, however, says he is OK and can catch every day. Manager Ned Yost is ready to send Perez out five to six games a week. Perez, who came off the disabled list June 22, was in the starting lineup Thursday night at Toronto...
Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar left Thursday's start against the Blue Jays after five innings because of a sprained right ankle.
Hochevar was injured while running to cover first base on Colby Rasmus' infield single in the fifth. He stayed in the game and struck out Jose Bautista to finish the inning, but was replaced by Tim Collins in the sixth with the Royals...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Bud Daley is the footnote of a footnote, a man lost in the margins, teetering precariously between trivia and minutiae. His sin was doing his best work for Kansas City Athletics, who get talked about these days the way Beatles fans talk about Pete Best. First they were bad, then they were gone, a crummy first marriage, as if the city had gotten hitched far too young...
By now I’m sure just about every Kansas City Royals fan has heard about Danny Parkins’ interview* with David Glass on the first day of All Star Weekend. Glass, of course, came off as aloof and utterly clueless as he ever has, and earned as much ire for the way he ended the interview as he did for anything he said. He sparked a Twitter debate amongst the fan base over who is more...
I have to admit I was a little surprised Billy Butler was the Royals representative for the 2012 All-Star Game (unless Jonathan Broxton is voted in as the Final Vote) instead of Mike Moustakas or Alcides Escobar. After all, Moose was getting a lot of deserving All-Star voting attention and Escobar is having an All-Star kind of year. But I shouldn’t be surprised Butler got the All...
Luke Hochevar won for the third time in four starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Blue Jays 9-6 on Thursday night.
All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games. Salvador Perez...
TORONTO (AP) -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar left Thursday's start against the Blue Jays after five innings because of a sprained right ankle.
Hochevar was injured while running to cover first base on Colby Rasmus' infield single in the fifth. He stayed in the game and struck out Jose Bautista to finish the inning, but was replaced by Tim Collins in the...
MLB ALL-STAR WEEK PROJECTS TO BENEFIT KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY AND BEYOND ARE MOST EXTENSIVE IN MIDSUMMER CLASSIC HISTORY
Initiatives Include Habitat for Humanity Home Builds in Communities Devastated by Tornadoes And Renovations to Baseball/Softball Fields, Veteran and Youth Facilities
Approximately $4 Million Benefits Local and National Organizations
Leading up to the 83rd MLB...
We have seen it all. Well, have seen a lot. We have seen the bad, in all its depths, deceits, and Desi Relafords. We have endured 100 loss seasons (2002, 2004-2006), managers fleeing the country (Tony Pena in 2004, lest you forget), and even a September collapse (2003). Since the Royals’ lone World Series title 1985, the Kansas City Royals have failed to field a roster that has...
TORONTO (AP) -- Luke Hochevar won for the third time in four starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Blue Jays 9-6 on Thursday night.
All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games...
The Kansas City Royals have signaled to teams that they are willing to move closer Jonathan Broxton, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
The Royals entered Thursday with deficit of 7-1/2 games in the American League Central and 0.4 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, according to the most recent Baseball Prospectus postseason odds calculation. Thus, the Royals are viewed...