Found May 06, 2012 on
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Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Gordon went 4-for-5, Billy Butler drove in three runs and Felipe Paulino pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 Saturday night. Gordon’s four hits matched his career high, accomplished seven other times. Butler stroked a two-run double in the first and doubled home Gordon in the fifth. Gordon’s double in the two-run sixth scored Alcides Escobar. Paulino (1-0) gave up four hits, walked two and struck out six to earn the victory. The Yankees, who have lost four of five, avoided being shut out for the fourth time when Russell Martin homered off Jose Mijares in the seventh. Martin had three of the Yankees hits. Paulino, who was making his first start of the season after missing much of April on the disabled list with a strained right forearm, retired the first 11 Yankees he faced before walking Alex Rodriguez on a full count in the fourth inning. Paulino’s no-hitter ended abruptly with one out in the fi...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one of the major worries the Royals were facing to start the 2012 season seems to have been resolved the replacement for Joakim Soria.
Granted, it's early, but the Royals, who at one point were expected to split the closer duties between Jonathan Broxton and Greg Holland, settled on Broxton quickly. And so far, they haven't regretted it.
I know shining and stinking are not recognized using the same sense, so I'm sure I just broke some enormous writer's rule... Good thing for me - I am not a writer. I am a baseball fan who likes to write. See the difference?Aiming to stay positive, let's start with Falu28 year-old Irving Falu made his Major League debut this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, with his brother...
While the Royals have played better this week, they still have a record of 8 wins and 17 losses. There are moves that we can make to get us back on track. We can add more depth to the outfield by sending down Mitch Maier and calling up Derrick Robinson. Mitch Maier is only hitting .222, with only 1 home run in 13 games. Meanwhile down in Omaha Derrick Robinson is hot, hitting ...
In the last five games the Royals have scored more than 3 runs every game. That is very promising news for a team that's offense was very slow in the month of April. Last nights game against the New York Yankees, Alex Gordon had one of his best games of the season, getting 4 hits, 2 runs, one double and a RBI. Because of Alex Gordon's fantastic performance his batting average...
The fountains at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium are a nice touch. They're also off-limits. That didn't stop one fan from plunging into one of the fountains on Sunday, though. Royals catcher Humberto Quintero connected on a home run in the seventh inning. The ball traveled into the seats in left but richoceted off the hands of a few fans before sailing over the railing...
Right-hander Luke Hochevar was the winning pitcher April 25 when the Kansas City Royals won at Cleveland to snap a 12-game losing streak. In two May starts since then, Hochevar is 0-2, allowing 16 runs, all earned, on 19 hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings. The Yankees knocked out Hochevar on Sunday with a six-run third inning, which was highlighted by a Robinson Cano grand slam...
Patience is truly a virtue. For Kansas City Royals third basemen, Mike Moustakas, there is no statement more true. Known as a notoriously slow starter, Moustakas seems to finally becoming the Major League baseball player that he looked to become while he was in the Minor League system. It just takes some getting used to before success comes around for Moustakas.
On July 24, 1983 Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett lost his mind in one of the more memorable tirades in Major League Baseball history during a game against the New York Yankees. Here’s why. The Royals commemorated the moment yesterday as they gave away miniature versions of Brett’s bat to [...]
The Royals had one of the best giveaways of the season over the weekend. Kansas City hosted the Yankees for a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium, and they handed out George Brett pine tar bats to the first 20,000 fans in the stadium on Saturday.
The promotion was a reference to the infamous “Pine Tar Game” on July 24, 1983. Brett, a Hall of Fame player for the Royals, homered...
Quite possibly the most anticipated movie of the year, The Avengers, hits theaters today around the country.
Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. At 9-18, the Kansas City Royals could be described as anything but hot. But despite the team's slow start, third baseman Mike Moustakas continues to be a bright spot. Moustakas is KC's...
Last week I wrote that I felt the Cleveland Indians series could be the turning point in the Kansas City Royals 2012 season, and a week later I’d have to say so far, so good. The club split a pair of rain-shortened series with the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers and currently holds a 2-1 series lead over the New York Yankees. Since snapping their self-inflicted 12-game losing...
Beginning on Monday night, the Red Sox will play a three game a three game road series against the Kansas City Royals after losing 5 of 6 games on their recent six game home stand, including a three-game sweep by the Orioles. It’s been a strange up and down season so far for the Red Sox with more ups than downs. Their best stretch came during their last road trip...
First Pitch: Monday 8:10, Tuesday 8:10, Wednesday 8:10
Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP (1-1, 5.19 ERA) vs. Jonathan Sanchez, LHP (1-1, 5.24 ERA)
Tuesday: Daniel Bard, RHP (2-3, 4.38 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy, LHP (2-2, 3.57 ERA)
Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (1-2, 4.62 ERA) vs. Bruce Chen, LHP (0-4, 4.98 ERA)
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, May 7 @ 8:10 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (1-1, 5.19) vs Jonathan Sanchez, LHP (1-1, 5.24)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, May 8 @ 8:10 PM
Daniel Bard, RHP (2-3, 4.38) vs Danny Duffy, LHP (2-2, 3.57)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio