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No matter how good James Shields is the Royals can’t seem to provide him with an easy night. Don’t be deceived by the final score either. Friday night was typical Shields outing except for one thing:
He got the winning decision when the Royals opened a three-game weekend stay at U.S. Cellular Field by pulling away late for a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
“It’s always good when you’re throwing up zeroes” he said “but it’s a grind. It’s (been) a grind all season. I’m glad we got the win and glad I pitched well today.”
More than well.
Shields 5-7 worked seven shutout innings before handing a two-run lead to the bullpen. He gave up eight hits all singles and has now permitted only five runs this season to the White Sox in 26 innings over four starts.
Kelvin Herrera retired the first two hitters in the eighth before serving up a homer to Conor Gillaspie whose line drive to right just cleared the wall.
So it was white-knuckle time ... until the Royals answered with three r...
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Kansas City Royals right fielder David Lough continues to show why it was a good move for the Royal organization to release fan favorite Jeff Francoeur earlier this season. In a 1-0 game, White Sox outfielder Alex Rios was the tying run on third when Jeff Keppinger lined a for sure single to right; however, David Lough made an unbelievable diving catch for the out. Rios, who should...
CHICAGO -- James Shields tossed seven shutout innings and rookie David Lough homered and drove in another run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
The Royals (49-51) have won four straight and six of eight since the All-Star break. The White Sox (40-60) have lost four of five.
Shields (5-7) allowed eight hits and walked two...
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Mike Moustakas reached over a railing in pursuit of a Nick Markakis foul ball at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. The third baseman could have suffered a nasty bump on the noggin, if not for the helpful hands of a group of loyal Royals fans who caught him as he tumbled into the stands. Afterwards, there were sighs of relief and high-fives all around. Moustakas and Markakis...
by John Viril—
If the Kansas City Royals are going to make a run, the next three weeks will tell the tale.
The Royals are now entering a stretch where they will play 15 of their next 19 games against teams with losing records. At the end of that run, they then face the Detroit Tigers for a massive 5-game road series that ends August 18.
If the Royals aren’t in contention on that...
Strong pitching is a big reason the Kansas City Royals are surging since the All-Star break.
Wade Davis would like to contribute to that success.
Davis will try to lead the Royals to a fifth straight win by ending his four-game slide Saturday night against the last-place Chicago White Sox.
Kansas City (49-51) has won six of eight since the break, and the rotation has been key...
The Kansas City Royals haven't been very good on the road lately, but James Shields has all season.
Shields will try to pitch the Royals to a fourth straight win Friday night when they open a very favorable nine-game trip against the Chicago White Sox.
After getting outscored 30-12 during a five-game road skid heading into the All-Star break, the Royals (48-51) returned home...
The Kansas City Royals are on the verge of matching their longest winning streak of the season, thanks in large part to superb pitching.The rotation has been particularly dominant.Bruce Chen looks to keep the Royals rolling with another commanding performance Sunday against the last-place Chicago White Sox.Kansas City (50-51) is on a five-game winning streak for the first time since...
Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Cain left the Royals' 1-0 victory at Chicago on Saturday night due to tightness in his left groin, and the team said it was precautionary. Kansas City is off on Monday before beginning a three-game series at Minnesota, allowing the Royals to give Cain two days of...
Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday.
The Royals, who limped into the All-Star break with five consecutive defeats, went 5-2 on the homestand against the Orioles and AL Central Division-leading Detroit Tigers.
Guthrie (10-7), who won 47 games in five seasons with the Orioles, allowed...
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory.
With no outs and Jarrod Dyson on third, the White Sox brought their infield in, but it didn't matter one bit.
Gordon drove a 2-2 pitch from Donnie Veal (1-1) over the wall in center for his first homer since July 7 and No...
The White Sox finish up a ten-game homestand with a weekend series against the Royals. Currently, the Sox are 3-4 on the homestand after dropping three of four to the Tigers. The Royals are making the first stop on a three city, nine-game road trip, and are fresh off a 5-2 homestand against the Tigers and Orioles. This season, the Sox are 5-4 against KC and won the only meeting...
Fans always are looking for a way to spruce up the All-Star break, and this week Royals right-hander Ervin Santana presented a brilliant idea for getting pitchers involved in the festivities:
Next year at #MLB #allstargame we should do #NL pitchers vs. #AL pitchers in #dodgeball same night as #HRDerby #CelebratePitching
-- Ervin Santana (@ErvinSantana_54) July 25, 2013 I'm...
It is game one with the Kansas City Royals who have come to The Cell for three game series. Gordon Beckham returns for the White Sox today, hoping his wrist will not give him any issues today. Jesse Crain has had a setback and no return date has been set for him.
Grab a coffee and see you for the first pitch.
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Here was Royals right-hander Wade Davis perhaps when he needed it most producing his best effort of the season Saturday in outdueling Chicago lefty Chris Sale in a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
Davis might have been pitching to hold his spot in the rotation after yielding 21 runs in 152/3 innings over his four previous starts. If so he responded magnificently.
CHICAGO (AP) Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory.With no outs and Jarrod Dyson on third, the White Sox brought their infield in, but it didn't matter one bit.Gordon drove a 2-2 pitch from Donnie Veal (1-1) over the wall in center for his first homer since July...