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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) An encouraging road trip to start the season ended in most discouraging fashion for the Kansas City Royals. Now, they return home for a reset of sorts.
Kansas City plays the Cleveland Indians on Friday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals took two of three from the Los Angeles Angels last weekend, and started out well against the Oakland Athletics before losing a pair of one-run games.
In the series finale, Royals closer Jonathan Broxton walked a pair of batters and then plunked back-to-back hitters, sending in the winning run in the 12th inning.
Royals manager Ned Yost says a day off Thursday will purge that from the team's memory, and the home opener on Friday will allow the team to start fresh.
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Ok, I'm not going to lie... I went to bed at the rain delay. Yes, I know the game was nearly over, but I just wanted to lay in bed and catch up on the new season of "The Killing". Awesome show, by the way... and the game never restarted, so I dodn't miss anything as the Royals won 3-0 in the rain-shortened game.
My early bow-out aside, Danny Duffy kept the streak...
You know what? Someday, you'll look back on Friday and laugh. Or cry. That's the trouble with Opening Day. It's a holiday of hindsight.
"No, obviously not the way we wanted to open up at home for our fans," Royals manager Ned Yost said after an 8-3 loss to Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium. "Just got away from us quick."
Monet couldn't have painted...
Friday's Royals' opener obviously was lost early when center fielder Jarrod Dyson misplayed a fly ball with two outs, allowing the Indians to eventually come up with four additional runs during a seven-run, punch-in-the-gut first inning.
But here's the thing: If the Royals are going to hang around in the American League Central throughout this summer, they are going...
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the disabled list with a left groin strain, taking him out of the lineup as the team returns to Kansas City for its home opener.
Cain hurt the groin when he bumped into the wall while chasing a flyball off the bat of Oakland's Daric Barton in the second inning of a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. Cain was held out of the lineup Wednesday...
It’s almost a week into the 2012 season for the Kansas City Royals. After taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Angels and one out of three from the Oakland A’s, the Royals are showing some promise, but there’s still a ways to go.
The anticipated weak link of the Royals, the starting rotation, is doing well. In two starts against the Angels and the A’s, Bruce Chen...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A's cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load the bases and the...
Kansas City Royals broadcaster Rex Hudler caught a foul ball while sitting in the broadcast booth during Sunday's game in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels.
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It happened in the bottom of the second inning as Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a foul ball behind home plate. Hudler made a two-handed catch and made a "raise the...
Dont look now, but The Weak Link is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA.
In 34 innings, The Weak Link has allowed just 22 hits and struck out 25. Thanks largely to The Weak Link, the Kansas City Royals hit their home opener Friday with the lowest team ERA (2.39) in the American League.
Everybody in the clubhouse had faith in them, that they were going to do a good job, Royals reliever Aaron Crow...
Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A's cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load the bases and the closer received a mound...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Pizza delivery, courtesy of Jeff Francoeur.
The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to Oakland Athletics fans in section 149. The gesture came a day after the second annual "Bacon Tuesday," as it has become known.
Last year, Francoeur tossed a ball wrapped in a 100 bill into the elevated seats above his...
ROYALS EXTEND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT WITH NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH 2016
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 11, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has extended its Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals through the 2016 season.
“We are very fortunate to have such a great facility for our Double-A team so close to our Major...
A lot has happened in the eight days since I found myself downtown on Opening Day, but perhaps most importantly, the Indians have opened the season with a decidedly Wedgian record of 1-4.
As we prepare fo our weekend tilt with the Royals, let’s quick hit some stories.
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