Found May 31, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen and the Kansas City Royals spoiled Michael Wacha's almost spotless debut, snapping an eight-game losing streak with a rain-delayed 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Hall of Famer George Brett's debut as interim batting coach was a success and the Royals avoided a four-game sweep despite totaling just four hits in a marathon delayed an hour before the first pitch and another 4 hours, 32 minutes not long after the Royals took the lead with the bases loaded and none out in the top of the ninth. It took 12 minutes to get the last six outs of a game that would have been a snappy 2 hours, 27 minutes without the rain. From a near capacity crowd of 43,916, a couple hundred fans at most were around when the game scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. CDT ended at 3:14 a.m. Umpire crew chief Joe West opted for patience and declin...

Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helps grounds crew during rain delay

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helped the grounds crew get the field ready during a long rain delay in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals. Guthrie started the game and pitched six innings, giving up only two runs, but was still in position to take the loss after eight innings until the Royals took him off the...

Wacha, Wacha, Wow, Wow!

Another rookie, another stellar start....the Cardinals rookies are making it look too easy.  Tonight was the much anticipated debut of Michael Wacha and he didn't disappoint. Pitching on 8 days rest, Wacha dominated the fading Kansas City Royals, holding them to just two hits and one run in 7 innings, while striking out 6. But wait, it gets even better. Wacha actually set...

Top Ten Ways to Help the Royals Win Again

My poor Kansas City Royals. They are in historically bad slump – which as any Royals fan in the last 25+ years will tell you, is really saying something. They have lost eight in a row, and 19 of their last 23. After spending most of April in first place, they are now in last. The post Top Ten Ways to Help the Royals Win Again appeared first on No Coast Bias.

St. Louis Cardinals: The case to bring Carlos Beltran back in 2014

As the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals played into the wee hours of the morning on Thursday night/Friday morning, one thing became abundently clear. Carlos Beltran is having a great season. Beltran picked up a pair of hits in the 4-2 loss to the Royals, a game that ended at 3:14 AM CT after an extended rain delay. The 36-year old is now hitting .296 on the season and leads...

Mujica and Holland: Opposite ends of the spectrum

ST. LOUIS Greg Holland sat with a folded newspaper in his hand, filling out the day's sudoku with a ballpoint pen. He set both down on a clubhouse table as he explained the more complicated mind game he has been playing lately. "It's a fine line," Holland said Wednesday at Busch Stadium. "You can go for a week, and all of a sudden, you're like, 'Man...

Atahualpa Severino

ATAHUALPA SEVERINO LEFT HANDED PITCHER Born: Novermber 6, 1984 Height: 5’11″ Weight: 220 Bats: Left Throws: Left Signed: Int’l free agent, 2004 (Expos) How Acquired: Trade with Royals (cash) Country: Dominican Republic Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Severino signed with the Montreal Expos during their vagabond days; his $6,000 bonus was big...

Rain delay made for a long night in St. Louis

(AP) -- The Royals and Cardinals should have known something was up when the first pitch was delayed an hour by rain.The game moved quickly after that - right up until the top of the ninth inning, with the Royals leading and the rain back in force. Umpire crew chief Joe West had a decision to make.With the game the last one between the two teams this season, a new rule added this...

Who doesn't like playing with old baseball cards?

Mike Aldrete vs. John Mabry Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Mitchell Boggs vs. Jason Motte Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Part 2 Jon Jay vs. Daniel Descalso Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Part 3

Preview: Shields looks to get Royals back on track

(AP) -- The Texas Rangers appear to be back on track offensively. Staying that way could prove to be a challenge against one of the toughest starters in the league. The AL West-leading Rangers try for their third straight win and fourth in a row at home when they face James Shields and the road-weary Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Since totaling 10 runs during a three-game losing...

Things are getting weird in Royals Nation

Remember when the Royals were 17-10 and near the top of the A. L. Central? It seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? But now the team is in a free-fall and things are getting strange. No, I’m not talking about the lack of offense or the losing streak. That’s business as usual for the Royals. I’m talking about the wacky things happening off the field. Take Royals manager...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 213: The Royals and Not Hitting Homers/The Physical Signs of Scouting by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Royals` power outage and the comments made by their hitting coach, then talk about surprising physical signs that scouts study.

Recap: Cardinals rally in 8th, beat Royals 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to snap an eighth-inning tie and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the scuffling Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night. Luis Mendoza got his first career hit and RBI and held the Cardinals to a run in 5 2-3 innings before the bullpen failed for the Royals, who have lost a...

Royals fans brave the weather, get rewarded with a win

Ben Frederickson is an award-winning writer for FOX Sports Midwest. His work has appeared in the Columbia Missourian, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the New York Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Casper Star-Tribune. ST. LOUIS There was a grand total of 18 of them, lined up in blue behind the visitor's dugout at Busch Stadium at 3 a.m. on Friday. The question that...

Preview: Royals seek a split in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's two teams continue to head in opposite directions, with the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals looking to complete a four-game sweep of the sinking Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The Cardinals rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Royals (21-29) on Wednesday night, scoring four times in the eighth inning for their seventh win in eight games and 21st...

Shelby Miller and Cardinals Shut-Out Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals recorded their ninth shutout of the season to tie the Pittsburgh Pirates for the most in the majors and beat Matt Cain in the San Francisco Giants 8-0.It was the first game of a split doubleheader after being postponed from Friday.Rookie Shelby Miller pitched seven shutout innings scattering six hits, walking one and striking out seven and lowered his ERA...
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