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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Defense may be the most unappreciated aspect of baseball.
Just don't tell Royals pitchers that.
"One of the main reasons we've been as good as we have been," ace James Shields says, "is our defense. Those guys have been phenomenal.
"It's not unappreciated to us."
Sure, there have been some Royals hiccups in the field of late. Misplays here and there -- such as outfielder Justin Maxwell misjudging a liner Saturday that allowed two runs -- are bound to happen to even the best defensive teams.
But overall, the Royals' defense has not only made the average play, it has taken hits away. And prevented runs.
Baseball-reference.com, in fact, estimates the Royals' defense has saved 76 runs to date, tops in the American League. The Yankees are next closest with 33 runs saved.
"Almost every game we've had at least one great play, and in every win I think you can come up with a play or two that saved us," left...
BEST OF MAXIM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There's almost no explaining the incredible run Royals left-hander Bruce Chen is on. Chen was brilliant again Tuesday night, throwing seven shutout innings. And now his ERA is 0.93 through six starts since returning to the rotation.
Unfortunately, the Royals offense again let him down, coming up with zilch in a rather discouraging 1-0 loss in 10 innings to...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander Wade Davis wasn't sure how he'd feel once he returned to the mound after being away from the team for over a week.
Davis was away on bereavement leave, grieving the loss of his stepbrother, Dustin Huguley, 25, who passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3 in Florida.
Davis did not speak of his personal loss, though manager Ned Yost had indicated...
Billy Butler is one of the main reasons behind the Kansas City Royals' impressive turnaround.
Bruce Chen is making his own contributions on the mound.
Butler looks to continue his tear at the plate and Chen goes for another strong start as the Royals again attempt to capitalize on the struggling Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Winning 17 of 20 has made Kansas City (62-54)...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have placed Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.Tejada was injured while diving for a ball in the seventh inning on Saturday. The 39-year old was hitting .288 in 53 games and had won the starting second base job.The Royals also activated All-Star catcher Salvador Perez from the concussion list after...
As part of a number of roster moves on Sunday, August 11, the Kansas City Royals have activated starting pitcher Wade Davis and catcher Salvador Perez while placing third/second baseman Miguel Tejada on the disabled list. The Royals made the announcement about Davis in a Sunday mid-day tweet.
Wade Davis returns to the active roster, Donnie Joseph optioned to Omaha. Miguel...
Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Monday night.
The Royals won for the 17th time in 20 games, while the Marlins are 1-8 in their past nine.
Davis had not pitched since Aug. 2, returning to Florida to be with his family after the death of his stepbrother...
As dazzling as the pitching staff has been in the Miami Marlins' wins this month, it has been fairly awful in the defeats.
Jacob Turner's road struggles may mean the club is headed for more of the latter.
After the Marlins got another victory via shutout, Turner looks for the first road win of his career in the finale of a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals on...
by John Viril—
The Kansas City Royals plugged their hole at second base by acquiring 39-year-old Jamey Carroll from the Twins. The Royals agreed to send cash or a player to be named later to Minnesota. The post-deadline deal fills the hole left by Miguel Tejada’s injury—which landed the surprisingly effective Tejada on the 15-day DL.
Carroll has struggled this season after...
It’s kind of rare that I take to the blog about a player from another team getting DFA. The Royals have DFA C Brett Hayes. The Pirates should be interested. Depth at catcher is a problem since Michael McKenry went down. No one is talking much about it but this team is a Russell Martin…
Alex Gordon's solo home run in the 3rd inning off of John Lackey turned out to be the difference in the game as the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals took three-of-four from the Red Sox. However, the Red Sox still hold a three-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East standings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have added infield depth by making a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Jamey Carroll.The Twins will get either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced after both teams played Sunday.The Royals beat Boston 4-3 and are in playoff contention.The 39-year-old Carroll singled and scored for the Twins in their 5-2 win over the...
And now the Royals are eight games over .500 and they got there Monday night in a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins by overcoming some rare defensive bobbles through stout pitching and a balanced 12-hit attack.
They also got there without All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon who missed a game to attend the birth of his second son and despite another addition to a growing injury list...
(John Sleezer, Kansas City Star) Thursday: Boston Red Sox 1, Kansas City Royals, 5 Loss : Jon Lester (10-7) Win: Bruce Chen (5-0) Save: Luke Hochevar (2) After a tough, gritty series against the Houston Astros, the Red Sox packed their bags and headed on the road to Kansas...
The Kansas City Royals have put outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled left oblique.
The Royals made the move Saturday before playing Boston.
Cain was hurt while taking batting practice Friday. He is hitting .261 with 43 RBIs in 96 games.
The Royals also designated for assignment left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno, who picked up the win Friday...