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The Red Sox and Royals don’t have much of a rivalry. Don’t tell that to Alex Gordon or Billy Butler.
Gordon and Butler have both been extremely tough on Boston over the years, and after another successful series by the Royals sluggers, they’re really starting to pad their reputation as Red Sox killers.
Gordon led the charge Sunday as the Royals took down the Red Sox 4-3 in the series finale. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and a stolen base, while also making a number of excellent plays in left field. It was an all-too-familiar sight for the Red Sox, who have been on the receiving end of a constant beatdown by Gordon over the years.
Gordon answered the Red Sox’ game-opening run Sunday with an RBI single in the bottom of the first, and he took John Lackey deep for his 13th home run of the season in the third inning to give Kansas City its fourth and eventual winning run. Overall, Gordon went 6-for-12 with two home runs and three RBIs in the final three games of th...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Monday night.
The Royals won for the 17th time in 20 games, while the Marlins are 1-8 in their past nine.
Davis had not pitched since Aug. 2, returning to Florida to be with his family after the death...
As part of a number of roster moves on Sunday, August 11, the Kansas City Royals have activated starting pitcher Wade Davis and catcher Salvador Perez while placing third/second baseman Miguel Tejada on the disabled list. The Royals made the announcement about Davis in a Sunday mid-day tweet.
Wade Davis returns to the active roster, Donnie Joseph optioned to Omaha. Miguel...
In a long overdue move, the Red Sox called up Will Middlebrooks from AAA Pawtucket and immediately inserted him into the lineup on Saturday in Kansas City. The presumed reason for the move was a "Fenway Flu injury" to Brandon Snyder—who was placed on the disabled list. Look for a similar move up of phenom Xander Bogaerts before the rosters expand on September 1st.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last memory of second baseman Jamey Carroll for most Royals fans was of him mopping up in the eighth inning of the Twins' 13-0 loss last week to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Carroll was effective, retiring the Royals in order.
"With this bullpen and this staff, I don't think I'll be doing that again," Carroll said Monday afternoon...
The Boston Red Sox are reportedly in the market for a right-handed power bat, leading some to speculate they could be interested in corner infielder Mark Reynolds, who was recently designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians. However, the Red Sox don't view Reynolds as a fit considering his poor defense and high strikeout rate, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston...
(John Sleezer, Kansas City Star) Thursday: Boston Red Sox 1, Kansas City Royals, 5 Loss : Jon Lester (10-7) Win: Bruce Chen (5-0) Save: Luke Hochevar (2) After a tough, gritty series against the Houston Astros, the Red Sox packed their bags and headed on the road to Kansas...
by John Viril—
The Kansas City Royals plugged their hole at second base by acquiring 39-year-old Jamey Carroll from the Twins. The Royals agreed to send cash or a player to be named later to Minnesota. The post-deadline deal fills the hole left by Miguel Tejada’s injury—which landed the surprisingly effective Tejada on the 15-day DL.
Carroll has struggled this season after...
Welcome back, Will Middlebrooks.
The third baseman has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to join the Boston Red Sox in Kansas City. Middlebrooks is replacing Brandon Snyder, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. More on Middlebrooks later.
Right now, the Red Sox (70-48) are in need of a team ‘W.’ Boston has lost the first two...
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The Red Sox were one game ahead of the Rays in the American League East standings when they embarked on their 10-game road trip.
After going 3-4 against the Astros and Royals the Sox are now ... three...
Now that Jake is gone I am still following each outing and all. His first with the Boston Red Sox was a typical Jake outing.
Boston played against the Arizona Diamondbacks and The Red Sox won by a score of 5 – 2. Jake’s Stats were as follows: He faced 26 batters throwing 99 pitches with 65 of those strikes
Innings Pitched - 7.0
Hits – 4
Runs – 2
Earned Runs - 2
Forbes gets a exclusive look at Fenway with Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy. [via forbes]
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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling spoke about an apparent heart attack he experience to the Boston Globe this past Sunday. According to reports the three-time World Series champ first experienced the chest pain while watching his wife partake in the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011. Despite the discomfort he was having, he refused any...
Daily Links ESPN Boston http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/30030/rapid-reaction-royals-4-red-sox-3-3 On the bright side the Sox are still 3 games ahead in the division. WEEI http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/08/11/red-sox-minor-league-roundup-jackie-bradley-jr-shows-some-power-webster-stays-consistent-david-ross-sees-game-action-carlos...
It was a tough week in Red Sox Nation and baseball in general. MLB dropped the hammer on the cheaters, the Sox had a royal meltdown in KC, Stephen Drew went to walk-off city, Mike Napoli went missing, Will Middlebrooks got the call, and Big Papi kept bashing and did some babysitting.
For the week the Red Sox went 3-4. The Sox dropped Monday’s game...
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