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James Shields has been more than reliable in his first season for the Kansas City Royals, while the team's offense hasn't necessarily returned the favor.
But with the way Eric Hosmer has been swinging the bat lately, Shields could have a good chance to increase his deceptively low win total Wednesday.
He tries to win his second straight start for the first time this season as Kansas City hosts the Cleveland Indians.
Shields (3-6, 2.99 ERA) has given the Royals (39-42) a chance to win almost every time out, posting quality starts in 14 of his 17 outings. And while Kansas City has won his last six starts, only the most recent resulted in a victory for Shields as he yielded three runs over 6 1-3 innings in a 9-3 win at Minnesota on Friday. He had been winless over his last 10 outings.
His 3.53 run-support average is the AL's third-lowest despite the Royals' nine runs of support his last time out, powered by a season-high four homers.
Shields ranks ninth in the AL i...
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Yankees field reporter Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) is apparently a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” fan, as she busts out the theme song during a pregame discussion of Independence Day (and the Royals Will Smith being a winning pitcher on that day). Marakovits is from Walnutport, PA, just north of Philadelphia. Watch as she drops the beats courtesy of YES network (“In...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Few Royals players have been shown as much love in the social media world as the Royals' Johnny Giavotella.
As the undisputed fan favorite to win the second-base job the past two years, Giavotella admits he is sometimes a little awed by the way fans have campaigned for him on Twitter.
But in the end, he certainly doesn't mind, because he's a big fan...
by John Viril—
Kansas City Royals fans who regularly scan AAA Omaha’s box scores might have noticed that reliever Kelvin Herrera has been making starts for the Stormchasers since getting sent down on June 25. However, the switch is not an attempt to transition Herrera into a starting pitcher. Instead, Royals officials indicated that they wanted to give Herrera a chance to work...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Designated hitter Billy Butler believes if the Royals could somehow have flipped about five or six tough losses into wins, they not only would be barking on the heels of the Tigers, they'd also get a little more respect in regards to All-Star selections
It seems likely the Royals will once again have just a single representative at the upcoming All-Star Game...
Alex Gordon's status is still up in the air, but it looks like he will avoid the disabled list. Gordon slammed into the outfield wall, hit his head and his hip, and is plenty sore. But he should be alright without an extended absence.
According to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star, Gordon will miss a couple more games at least, but the Royals are hoping to have him...
Turned around by a Jason Kipnis fly to deep left, Alex Gordon hit his head on the fence at Kauffman Stadium and left Wednesday’s Indians-Royals game with a possible concussion and hip contusion.
#Royals LF Alex Gordon diagnosed with a possible concussion and a hip bruise.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) July 4, 2013
Gordon’s head snapped back as he hit the wall, which...
The Kansas City Royals have been putting up plenty of runs lately, though that wasn't the case when they faced the Oakland Athletics earlier this season.
With Oakland starter Tommy Milone struggling lately, Kansas City seeks another big offensive performance as it tries to end a four-game losing streak to the visiting A's on Friday night.
The Royals have scored 41 runs...
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon told manager Ned Yost on Thursday that he was feeling better after sustaining a possible concussion the previous night against the Cleveland Indians.
Gordon was tracking a fly ball off the bat of Jason Kipnis when he got turned around near the fencing of the Royals bullpen. The Gold Glove outfielder banged into the fence and then landed hard on the...
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon left Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning with a possible concussion after making an awkward attempt to catch a fly ball.
Gordon landed in a heap on the warning track and didn't move while Jason Kipnis rounded the bases for an inside-the-park, three-run homer that gave the Indians a 3-1 lead.
Prospects will rip your guts out. For every Trout and Harper, there are disappointments. There have been no bigger disappointments in the last year than Justin Smoak and Eric Hosmer. Both seemed to symbolize their respective team's failures. Both play first base, a position that requires offense. Neither provided any in 2012. Smoak's failures go back further than Hosmer...
Kansas City Royals' left fielder Alex Gordon does not have a concussion and does not have to go on the 7-day disabled list that Major League Baseball has for players with a concussion.
As reported by Dick Kaegel of MLB.com,
"Gordon has been undergoing an assessment since falling against the
bullpen fence in pursuit of a fly ball in the sixth inning of
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain hit his first career grand slam, Salvador Perez provided a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon.
The Royals trailed 5-0 early before Cain's slam and a solo shot by George Kottaras tied it in the sixth. The Indians regained...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jason Kipnis rounded the bases at full speed and scored easily for an inside-the-park homer. He then returned to the dugout and waited for Alex Gordon to move.
The second baseman had just given the Cleveland Indians a lead in the sixth inning, but his entire team was left waiting to see what would happen with Gordon, who hit the wall hard and remained on...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs, and the Cleveland Indians took advantage of some wild pitching by the Kansas City Royals in a 6-5 victory Tuesday night.
Mark Reynolds and Jason Giambi also drove in runs for the Indians, who capitalized on eight walks by Royals starter Luis Mendoza and his bullpen to win their fifth straight...
Royals pitcher James Shields joined up with Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium to film a public service announcement to promote foster families.
Shields has been working with foster organizations ever since he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, while Self serves on the board of KVA Health Systems, a nonprofit that provides health care, social...