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The Kansas City Royals took a chance on Jonathan Broxton this offseason. The mammoth, hard-throwing right-handed reliever lost his spot as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer last season because of how shaky he was in clutch situations. But the Royals took a flyer on him and were hoping he could revive his career.
With Joakim Soria, the team’s All-Star closer, out for the season after reconstructive elbow surgery, Broxton now has his chance to prove that he still belongs as a reliever who can handle high-tension situations. Unfortunately that experiment isn’t going well.
On Wednesday afternoon the Royals took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 12th inning against the Oakland A’s and turned the ball over to Broxton. They would soon regret that decision.
The 27-year-old stuck out Daric Barton looking before Seth Smith reached on an error by shortstop Alcides Escobar. That clearly shook Broxton up as he proceeded to walk Jemile Weeks (on four pitches) and Eric Sogard to load the bases.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A's cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load the bases and the...
Ok, I'm not going to lie... I went to bed at the rain delay. Yes, I know the game was nearly over, but I just wanted to lay in bed and catch up on the new season of "The Killing". Awesome show, by the way... and the game never restarted, so I dodn't miss anything as the Royals won 3-0 in the rain-shortened game.
My early bow-out aside, Danny Duffy kept the streak...
Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A's cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load the bases and the closer received a mound...
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the disabled list with a left groin strain, taking him out of the lineup as the team returns to Kansas City for its home opener.
Cain hurt the groin when he bumped into the wall while chasing a flyball off the bat of Oakland's Daric Barton in the second inning of a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. Cain was held out of the lineup Wednesday...
It’s almost a week into the 2012 season for the Kansas City Royals. After taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Angels and one out of three from the Oakland A’s, the Royals are showing some promise, but there’s still a ways to go.
The anticipated weak link of the Royals, the starting rotation, is doing well. In two starts against the Angels and the A’s, Bruce Chen...
Dont look now, but The Weak Link is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA.
In 34 innings, The Weak Link has allowed just 22 hits and struck out 25. Thanks largely to The Weak Link, the Kansas City Royals hit their home opener Friday with the lowest team ERA (2.39) in the American League.
Everybody in the clubhouse had faith in them, that they were going to do a good job, Royals reliever Aaron Crow...
Oakland Athletics reliever Joey Devine will miss the rest of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, the team announced.
Devine, who was already on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis, had the surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews.
The 28-year-old righthander posted a 1-1 mark with a 3.52 ERA in 26 appearances last year.
Devine had missed the...
Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.
Mike Moustakas hit an RBI double in the fourth and Mitch Maier added a solo homer in the seventh for Kansas City, which lost 1-0 at Oakland on Monday night.
The start of the game was delayed 43 minutes by rain, and a steady drizzle continued...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Pizza delivery, courtesy of Jeff Francoeur.
The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to Oakland Athletics fans in section 149. The gesture came a day after the second annual "Bacon Tuesday," as it has become known.
Last year, Francoeur tossed a ball wrapped in a 100 bill into the elevated seats above his...
Dr. James Andrews and his ground-breaking Tommy John surgical procedure has given many years of service back to Big Leaguers who may have otherwise been forced to retire. It has also provided many extra years of thrills for fans. Without the surgery, we don’t have Strasburg. We don’t have Adam Wainwright. We don’t have A LOT of big time stars.
But, not everyone recovers as...
ROYALS EXTEND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT WITH NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH 2016
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 11, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has extended its Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals through the 2016 season.
“We are very fortunate to have such a great facility for our Double-A team so close to our Major...
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