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The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers
by John Viril—
Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields simply isn’t getting the results he deserves. The Royals ace ended up with yet another no-decision in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Shields went 7.0 innings, gave up 2 runs on 7 hits, 2 BB, and struck out 6. He left the game trailing 2-0. Only Lorenzo Cain‘s heroic 2-run home run with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth saved Shields from his 5th consecutive defeat. Overall, Shields is 2-6 on the season with a 2.78 ERA.
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James Shields should be racking up the wins. Instead, Shields has won a mere two games after getting an average of 3.29 runs per game from his offense this season (tied for 20th lowest in MLB).
While unfortunate, James Shields is far from the most run-starved pitcher in the league. He’s not even the least supported starter in Kansas City. Ervin Santana holds that dubious honor. The Royals have scored a paltry 2.83 runs/game for Santana in his 12 starts this season. Ho...
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The Billy Butler “Hit It A Ton” BBQ Sauce is taking Kansas City and Kaufman Stadium by storm. Kansas City Royals players have been having some good natured fun with Butler’s new sauce. Hey, who needs a monkey when you have rally sauce.
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Frustrated by a lack of success on offense and in the standings, manager Ned Yost reportedly sought help from the Royals front office in putting together an optimal lineup. After...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Too early to start using the term season-saver?
Maybe, maybe not. But there was no mistaking the joy (and relief) inside the Royals' clubhouse following their dramatic 3-2, 10-inning win over first-place Detroit on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals playfully splashed their now official rally sauce Billy Butler's "Hit it a TON" sauce...
A couple of weeks ago, the Royals were in their worst funk of the season. After losing seven games in a row by May 29 and with a 21-29 record, the Royals made a change and reassigned hitting coaches Jack Maloof and Andre David to the Minor Leagues. In their place, the Royals hired interim hitting coach George Brett. Yes, the Royals legend George Brett.
At the time, it appeared to...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Justin Verlander has not been very sharp of late, but he's still putting the Detroit Tigers in position to win.
The right-hander tries for a fifth straight winning start by continuing his success against the host Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Verlander (8-4, 3.71 ERA) has won four in a row despite giving up 32 hits and posting a 4.85 ERA. He has...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) After striking out his first three times, Lorenzo Cain came through in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals.
Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth and Eric Hosmer had a winning RBI single in the 10th, helping the Royals rally for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Cain struck out three times against...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Second baseman Elliot Johnson is often the forgotten name. He is known as the player to be named later in the major seven-player deal in December between the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals that sent James Shields to the Midwest and prospect Wil Myers to the Sunshine State.
Johnson, signed by the Devil Rays as a free agent in 2002, spent three major...
For the second year in a row, there is tension between Robinson Cano and Billy Butler over the Home Run Derby. Cano was named captain of the AL Home Run Derby squad last year and upset Kansas City Royals fans by leaving Butler, the Royals’ top hitter, off the team. The All-Star Game was being [...]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Elliot Johnson had a three three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning Thursday night, leading the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Kansas City Royals right fielder David Lough makes a terrific diving grab to rob Miguel Cabrera of yet another extra base hit. And then his glasses fell off. No word on his shoes.
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Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Verlander did not allow a batter past first base, giving up three singles, striking out eight and walking...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Verlander did not allow a batter past first base, giving up three singles,...
(AP) -- Home-field advantage has been critical over the last three seasons when the Tampa Bay Rays meet the Kansas City Royals.
That should mean the Rays have a decided edge since they are hosting this four-game series with the Royals that begins Thursday night.
Only two of the last 15 meetings have been won by the visiting team. Kansas City (30-33) has lost seven of eight at Tropicana...
Something has happened with the Kansas City Royals. The butt of a lot of jokes through the first two months of this season, Kansas City is 8-3 in June and is now just 5.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. They rallied late to beat the Tigers last night, Detroit is still playing pretty good baseball, so Kansas City hasn't picked up a ton of ground, but after winning...