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(AP) -- After each team took turns in coming up with big efforts at the plate in a doubleheader split, it could be time for the Kansas City Royals to do so in Monday night's series finale with the Cleveland Indians.
The Royals try to add to the woes of beleaguered Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez when these teams complete a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
Friday's rainout created Sunday's doubleheader, with Kansas City (13-9) winning 9-0 in the opener before Cleveland (9-13) bounced back with a 10-3 rout in the nightcap.
The winless Jimenez (0-2, 10.06 ERA) has had a full week off to try to fix his problems since yielding four runs in five-plus innings in last Sunday's 5-4 victory at Houston.
That effort marked improvement after the right-hander allowed seven runs in each of his previous two outings.
Jimenez is allowing left-handers to bat .316 with all four home runs against him while right-handed hitters are just 4 for 24 (.167).
There is hope for him Monday...
BEST OF MAXIM
by John Viril—
Internet wags clobbered Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore when he decided to keep pitcher Luke Hochevar for a 1-year $4.5 contract this off-season. I must confess that I was among their number. In my own defense, I blasted the move because I was convinced that the Royals would simply put him in the same situation in which he had failed so many times before—a rotation...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. No one is proclaiming that Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is "back."
But there certainly have been signs in the past week that Hosmer is resembling the prospect that everyone in baseball was raving about after his rookie season (.293, 19 homers, 78 RBIs) and not the flop he was last year (.232, 14 homers, 60 RBIs).
Hosmer's resurgence, if it truly...
The Kansas City Royals have optioned left handed pitcher Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha after allowing four earned runs, six total, in just over four innings of work. This isn’t devastating news and his performance didn’t decide anything as FFLockerRoom warned you before hand that his call-up was to provide depth for the Royals and nothing more. He should be back again this summer...
The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-handed pitcher Will Smith for today’s double-header. He will serve as bullpen depth and then most likely get sent down after the game. He will have a good shot at returning at some point during the year.
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Jeremy Guthrie kept the Indians off-balance, Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon homered and the Kansas City Royals routed Cleveland 9-0 on Sunday to open the first day-night doubleheader in the history of Kauffman Stadium.
Guthrie (3-0) allowed six hits over 6 2-3 innings for his 16th consecutive start without a loss, tying the Royals' record set by Paul Splittorf from Aug. 13...
Kansas City, MO — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0.
With the win, the Tribe finished their road trip with a 5-4 record before returning to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) recorded his first win since August 9, 2012...
The Kansas City Royals have continued their red hot start to the season. In other news, FOX had its first increase of the season for Major League Baseball coverage, and overnights declined for the PGA [...]
Ethan M. Chapman Bats: Left, Throws: Right Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb. Born: January 5, 1990 in Upland, California, US (Age 23) High School: Upland Christian HS (Upland, CA) School: California State University San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA) Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University...
Player of the Game: Ervin Santana (7 Inn. 6 hits 0 ER 0 BB / 5 SO)
They say pitching is the key to winning in baseball. But there also is another key saying that should go along with that: you can’t win if you can’t score. This was exactly the case again for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night as they fell to the first place Kansas City Royals, 3-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) From the moment that Ubaldo Jimenez started to warm up in the bullpen, and noticed the run on his fastball, he had a pretty good idea that this night would be unlike any other this season.
Any other in quite a while, for that matter.
The Indians' right-hander baffled the Kansas City Royals while pitching into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn belted two home...
James Shields (TB, CHW)
I still think, 10 years from now, we'll view the Shields-for-Wil-Myers swap as a Tampa heist, though the early returns from Big Game James (3.09 ERA, 1.09 WHIP in five starts) are at least holding off Jeff-Bagwell-for-Larry-Anderson comparisons. Part of the early triumph has been his ability to limit the long ball, as Shields, historically...
Who was that on the mound?
Monday marked the first guest appearance of the good version ofUbaldo Jimenez in 2013. I'm not falling for the aberration, but it was an excellent start that he deserves credit for. Early on, it occurred to me that something looked different in his delivery. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on pitching mechanics, but whatever the difference...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros.
In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss the Indians just completed 11-day nine-game road trip that they have returned home with a successful 5...