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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kansas City starter Bruce Chen was changing speeds, moving pitches inside and outside.
Chen kept Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers off balance while pitching into the seventh inning for the Royals to win his second start in a row, 3-1 over the AL West leaders Monday night.
"Against that lineup, he was unbelievable," Royals catcher Brayan Pena said. "He kept the ball down, mixed pretty good trying to make sure that the big boys didn't hurt us. ... He did a great job with the hottest hitter on the planet."
The Rangers were the top hitting team in the majors, and had 19 hits the previous night. Hamilton, named earlier Monday the AL player of the week for his nine homers and 18 RBIs last week, extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single and Nelson Cruz hit a massive homer.
But Hamilton, the slugger who is hitting .400 and leads the majors with 18 homers and 44 RBIs, didn't hurt the Royals. He even lost the grip of two ...
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The Northwest Arkansas Naturals sit at 20-17 after a 6-2 home stand. The Kansas City Royals Double-A Texas League affiliate currently sits second, four games behind the Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies) in the North division.Leading the Naturals, right fielder Wil Myers has been red-hot, hitting two home runs on Monday, giving him 13 on the season, to go along with 30 RBIs in...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas right-hander Colby Lewis was historically bad in his last start against Baltimore.
Tuesday night against Kansas City, Lewis was just bad and may have been his own worst enemy.
Lewis (3-3) allowed four runs in the first inning that was aided by his throwing error and seven overall as the Royals completed a two-game sweep of the Rangers with a 7-4 victory...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy is facing the likelihood of Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed Monday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.
Duffy was put on the 15-day disabled list the same day an MRI revealed the seriousness of the injury, and the Royals said he is expected to get a second opinion from Dr. Lewis...
ARLINGTON, Texas Longtime Texas Rangers radio broadcaster Eric Nadel has been tabbed as the 15th member of the team's Hall of Fame.
Nadel will be inducted in a ceremony before the Aug. 11 game against Detroit.
"This is an incredible honor for me," said Nadel, who found out about it in spring training. "To be part of a select group that includes true stars of...
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ARLINGTON, Texas Jered Weaver was not auditioning for "American Idol," but as he walked off the mound in the fourth inning Sunday night, he sang along to his own exit music.
While the song "Hit the Road, Jack" played over the stadium public address system, Weaver could be seen mouthing the words to the Ray Charles hit.
"I was singing the song, 'Hit...
The misfortune that is bedeviling the 2012 Royals continues.
Left-hander Danny Duffy, the Royals' best young pitching prospect, will miss the rest of the season after an MRI on Monday revealed he has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
Duffy will get a second opinion from specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum but almost certainly will need Tommy John surgery to replace...
Mike Moustakas homered, Billy Butler and Brayan Pena each drove in a pair of runs and the Kansas City Royals kept Texas' potent offense in check for a second straight game in a 7-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Royals took advantage of two throwing errors by Rangers starter Colby Lewis (3-3) to score five unearned runs in the first two innings.
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(AP) -- Josh Hamilton is hitting the ball hard and the opponent hasn't made much of a difference.
That may be why it's somewhat surprising that he hasn't enjoyed consistent success against the Kansas City Royals.
Hamilton looks to continue his torrid pace at the plate as the AL-leading Texas Rangers open a two-game set against the visiting Royals on Monday night.