Found July 05, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
Kansas_city_royals_4be6
by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals offense has come to life. The team has scored 41 runs in their last 6 games, after averaging a toothless 3.85 a game prior to this week. More importantly, the team has shown a new dimension. Now, they can win slugfests. Over the last four games, the Royals pitching staff has surrendered an unsettling 36 runs—yet the club has managed to win 3 out of 4. On Sunday, the Royals outlasted the Twins 9-8, lost 6-5 to the Indians after coming back from a 4 run deficit with an Alex Gordon grand slam, won 6-5 on Wednesday, and on July 4, the team outslugged the Indians 10-7 after trailing 5-0. Until the last week, trailing by four runs looked hopeless. The surge has been fueled by the team’s sudden ability to hit the ball hard. The Royals have 11 doubles and 11 home runs over the 6-game span. By contrast, the Royals averaged a mere 2.47 extra-base hits (and a mere 43 HRs) over the first 76 games of the season. Even more importantly, they have demonstrated ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Gordon cleared to play, but remains day to day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. There was good news about Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's condition prior to Friday's game: He did not suffer a concussion. "Doctors said I was clear to go," Gordon said. "I did all the tests and passed them all." But Gordon, who suffered the injury when he crashed into the left-field wall during Wednesday night's 6-5 win over Cleveland...

Alex Gordon returns to Lineup, Royals Win

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...

Royals' Alex Gordon likely to avoid DL

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...

Royals' Gordon feeling better after head injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon told Royals manager Ned Yost on Thursday that he was feeling better after sustaining a possible concussion the previous night against Cleveland, though it's still not clear how long the Gold Glove outfielder will be out. Gordon was tracking a fly ball off the bat of Jason Kipnis in the sixth inning when he got turned around near the fencing of...

Royals' Alex Gordon has possible concussion and hip contusion

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...

Royals' Gordon leaves with injury in sixth inning

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. Royals pitcher...

K.C.'s Gordon, Perez named to AL's 2013 All-Star lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. For the first time since 2003, the Royals placed multiple players on the All-Star Game roster as catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon each were picked for the first time in their careers. Perez and Gordon were not selected as starters in the fan voting, but each was voted in by the players, voting that accounts for 16 players on each leagues roster...

Hope yet for Smoak and Hosmer

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...

Recap: Hosmer's HR sends Royals to 6-5 win over Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied after losing outfielder Alex Gordon to a head injury to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on a wild Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.Hosmer connected with two outs off Indians reliever Cody Allen (3-1), one inning after Gordon collided with the bullpen fence while tracking...

Royals 6, Indians 5

Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied after losing outfielder Alex Gordon to a head injury to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on a wild Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Hosmer connected with two outs off Indians reliever Cody Allen (3-1), one inning after Gordon collided with the bullpen fence while tracking a fly ball. The...

Delayed and defeated. Indians couldn’t keep the road streak alive in Kansas City.

Rain delay. Electricity delay. Alex Gordon crashing into the outfield wall, leading to an inside the park home run. Yep. Just a typical game on this road trip… The Indians and Royals were delayed before the start of this one by about an hour and forty-five minutes. Once they got started, the pitchers had their way early. The Royals did strike for a run in the first, but Kazmir...

Indians fall to Royals 6-5 on wild night at K

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...

Preview: A's, Royals open three-game set at Kauffman

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...

Athletics-Royals Preview

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...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.