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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs to cap a big series for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also went deep and the Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Sunday.A.J. Griffin (7-6) rebounded from a miserable start against the Cubs to go five innings for the A's. The only damage he allowed came on solo homers by George Kottaras and Alex Gordon.Jesse Chavez earned his first career save with four scoreless innings of relief.Luis Mendoza (2-5) allowed five runs in the second inning for the Royals, and was yanked to a round of boos after retiring just four batters. It was the right-hander's shortest start in exactly five years - since an outing on July 7, 2008, when he was still with Texas.Reddick hit a two-run double during the A's big second inning, and he added a two-run homer off Bruce Chen in the third. The right fielder also had two RBIs during a series-opening win Friday night, and then drove in another run in a 4-3 loss on Sa...
BEST OF MAXIM
With the Oakland Athletics coming off of a successful series against the Chicago Cubs, and entering a promising series against the Royals, the teams’ right to move as hot a topic as the A’s themselves. San Jose is still embroiled in litigation to allow the Oakland Athletics to relocate to the more favorable San Jose market.
Although it is not clear if any monetary...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost has decided to flip-flop the roles of right-hander Luis Mendoza and left-hander Bruce Chen -- for now.
Chen will take over in the rotation, while the struggling Mendoza will assume the long-relief role.
The move was not a huge surprise. Mendoza has been hit hard in his last two outings and has a 7.64 ERA over his last 17 13 innings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas came up through the minor league system with Eric Hosmer, and he's here to tell you that as hot as Hosmer has been lately, we haven't seen anything yet.
"There's a lot more coming from him," Moustakas says, nodding toward his clubhouse neighbor's locker. "He hasn't even reached his full potential...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The thing about being picked for the All-Star Game, according to Billy Butler, is it's permanent.
From that moment on, there will always be a qualifier next to your name, as in "Billy Butler, an All-Star in 2012 ."
"It's just a great thing to have," Butler says. "It's like you're building your baseball resume. It will...
Oakland Athletics’ left-hander Brett Anderson has been
plagued by injuries throughout his career. If his previous luck – or lack
thereof – were to continue, the A’s could expect negative results from a recent CT scan on the stress fracture in his right foot. However, Oakland and Anderson
received good news, as the southpaw’s ailment is healing meaning he’ll be able...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals ...
MAKE A MOVE
The Royals' biggest road trip of the season launches tonight beginning with four games against the Yankees, and then three against the Indians before the Royals hit the All-Star break.
A make-or-break trip?
Quite possibly, because this trip may determine what general manager Dayton Moore...
by John Viril—
LF Alex Gordon took to the field Saturday against the Oakland A’s for an afternoon game in Kansas City. After being cleared by a representative from MLB and the Royals medical staff, Gordon went 0-2 vs. the A’s with 3 walks and 1 stolen base in Kansas City’s 4-3 win.
Gordon ended up missing only two games after Wednesday’s frightening collision with the LF...
The Kansas City Royals are making a switch in their rotation, moving Bruce Chen into a starting role and shifting Luis Mendoza to the bullpen.
Manager Ned Yost said Monday before the Royals faced the Yankees that this was the plan all along if Mendoza struggled.
A 15-year veteran, Chen won 23 games as a starter for Kansas City the past two seasons. But Yost said it made sense to...
Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs to cap a big series for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also went deep and the Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Sunday.
A.J. Griffin (7-6) rebounded from a miserable start against the Cubs to go five innings for the A's. The only damage he allowed came on solo homers by George Kottaras and Alex Gordon.
The Oakland A’s have called up minor league second baseman/infielder Grant Green from the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, it was announced by Susan Slusser last night.
I’m hearing from numerous sources that Grant Green will join the #Athletics in Pittsburgh tomorrow.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 8, 2013
A’s fans have clamored for Green to be given a shot to make the...
For Marten Gasparini, choosing Royal blue over Savoy Blue was a matter of heart. The 16-year-old loves his native land, but when it comes to sport, baseball in America beats the Azzurri.
Gasparini made history when he inked a contract with the Kansas City Royals last week. An native of northern Italy, he received a $1.3 million signing bonus — a record for a European amateur. A...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Saturday, giving the Kansas City Royals a scrappy 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.The Royals had rallied to tie the game on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer in the seventh, and then loaded the bases on an error and a pair of walks by reliever Ryan Cook.Dyson...
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Guthrie neatly handled a nemesis and a long rain delay to pitch into the seventh inning, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Monday night.
All-Star Alex Gordon, David Lough and Johnny Giavotella each had RBI doubles, and Alcides Escobar added a run-scoring triple to help the Royals end a five-game skid against New York...
Oakland A’s closer Grant Balfour set a new franchise record with his 41st consecutive save in the A’s 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, but that was just one of many highlights on the night.
The pitching match up, which pitted All-Stars Bartolo Colon and Jeff Locke against each other, played out in fitting fashion: both starters were dealing, runs came at a premium...