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All right let’s be honest: Who saw this coming? Anyone raises their hand and the rest of us are calling prairie chips.
We’re not just talking about the 13-0 bludgeoning the Royals put on the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium — although who foresaw that?
There was much to note certainly.
Eric Hosmer established a career high with five RBIs with a two-run single in a six-run second inning that served effectively as a TKO. He then provided a three-run exclamation point with a 414-foot bomb in the sixth.
Jeremy Guthrie 12-7 won his fourth straight start and set a career high with his club-leading 12th victory. And he did it in style with his second career shutout and sixth career complete game.
Mike Moustakas tied a career high with four hits and yes it’s no coincidence the Royals broke loose for 13 runs and 16 hits on a night when Hosmer and Moustakas each flexed their muscles.
And there was one overly exuberant fan who chose to frolic in the left-field fountain...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- Justin Maxwell's clutch, eventual game-winning homer in extra innings in the Royals' 4-3 win on Saturday set off a celebration in the Royals' dugout that resembled a team winning a playoff game.
Maxwell's teammates jumped and hugged and high-fived each other with the type of exuberance rarely seen over the years in Royal land.
by John Viril—
One downside of winning 11 of your last 12 is that everyone wants to become part of the show.
Since Kansas City hasn’t been in a pennant race since 2003, I suppose the fans at Kauffman Stadium don’t have much practice in how to deal with winning.
Take a hint from all-time NFL touchdown leader Jerry Rice, “Try to look like you’ve been there before...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Last week's trading deadline came and went, and the man they call "Magic" remained a Royal, much to his delight, his teammates' delight, and the delight of the Twitter world.
In fact, Ervin Santana, a pending free agent, instantly went to Twitter when the deadline passed and tweeted out a huge "Yessssssss!!!!!!"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals fans have been waiting (begging?) for the return of left-hander Danny Duffy, and their long wait will end Wednesday night when Duffy will make his first start in over a year for the Royals against the Minnesota Twins.
Duffy has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery he underwent last June. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since May 13, 2012, when...
by John Viril—
Alcides Escobar is an offensive liability.
There’s really no way to sugar-coat it. Long considered a “glove-first” player, Escobar raised hopes by hitting a solid .293/.331/.390 line last season. One of the key questions coming into the 2013 season was whether Escobar could maintain his improvement at the plate.
The answer is a resounding NO.
Rather than showing...
The Minnesota Twins’ Double-A affiliate in New Britain, CT features a plethora of top prospects, including three of the best hitting prospects in the system. They were on full display during a late July series against the Philadelphia Phillies’ Double-A affiliate in Reading, PA.
Eddie Rosario, 2B
Rated the seventh best prospect in the Twins system prior to start of the season...
Andrew Albers was so close to capping off a memorable night with what would have been an even more memorable ending. He neared a milestone that only one pitcher in Twins history had ever done before: throw a complete game in his major league debut.
In the end, Albers fell just two outs shy of going the distance. Still, he stymied the Royals in his major league debut by throwing...
The scene at Citi Field during the 12th inning of the Kansas City Royals 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night, was anything but enjoyable for catcher Salvador Perez. As a foul tip ricocheted off the mask from the bat of Justin Turner, Perez was left with yet another in a series of recent blows to his head and jaw in the past few weeks.
Despite staying in for the...
The New Britain Rock Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, came clean Wednesday and admitted that the in-game marriage proposal last week was a hoax.The video of the fake marriage proposal went viral after the man can be seen getting rejected in front of thousands of fans with the team's mascot standing nearby.The Rock Cats issued a statement Wednesday saying the...
MINNEAPOLIS -- When reliever Jesse Crain was pitching for the Minnesota Twins, he was trying to find a baseball-themed bed for his son, Hunter. Not satisfied with what he was finding on the internet, Crain turned to Kurt Weber.
Weber is the father-in-law of Crain's former Twins teammate and current Minnesota closer Glen Perkins. A teacher and hockey coach by trade, Weber enjoys...
The Royals had a record-setting weekend on Fox Sports Kansas City. In other news, FOX scored a double-digit increase in overnights for MLB coverage, but did not fare well for primetime soccer. Royals Set Ratings [...]
The Kansas City Royals picked up another win and a series victory on Sunday defeating the New York Mets 6-2 at Citi Field.
Mike Moustakas put the Royals on the scoreboard first with a solo shot in the fourth. Moose jumped over a 2-0 fastball from Zack Wheeler crushing the pitch to right-center for his 10th homer of the season.
Kansas City increased their lead with a three-run fifth...
Another night, another win, another high-water mark for Royals TV viewership.
Monday's 13-0 win over Minnesota game was the highest-rated Royals telecast ever on FOX Sports Kansas City, earning a 10.2 household rating in the Kansas City market. It was the second game in a row, and third in four days, to reach a new all-time high. Data is courtesy of The Nielsen Co.
The Kansas City Royals not only hosted the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday evening, the team also welcomed four shirtless Twinkies-backers who found themselves short one additional dude needed in order to have “T-W-I-N-S” emblazoned upon their bare chests while enjoying some Coors Light tallboys. So they improvised. With cardboard. Via MLB.com: You […]The post...