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Breakin' it in, or beating the **** out of it?

Royals reliever helps Rays ballboy break in glove

Why was Scott Downs throwing a glove in the dirt like it called his mother a bad name? To help a ballboy, of course.  The Royals' reliever was caught having a little fun in Tampa Bay on Monday night, showing a Rays ballboy how to properly break in a new glove after a ball snuck by him in the sixth inning.  Apparently, all that's needed is a few Gronk spikes and a little...

WATCH: Line drive goes through webbing of Eric Hosmer’s glove

This isn’t something you see every day…this play looks just like your typical deflected line drive until you watched the slow motion replay. Then you realize that Kevin Kiermaier hit the ball so hard that he went through the webbing of Eric Hosmer’s glove. Wild.

The Royals Scenario: A playoff push or normal strategy?

As the MLB nears the All-Star weekend, teams are gearing up for the crucial summer months of the long season. At this point, all franchises have a pretty good idea of what their team is capable of doing for the rest of the season. With July 31st being the non-waiver trade deadline, organizations are evaluating their current strategy; as well as their weaknesses that need to be addressed...

Three Royals selected to All-Star Game; catcher Salvador Perez to start

For the second straight season, three players -- catcher Salvador Perez, outfielder Alex Gordon and relief pitcher Greg Holland -- will represent the Royals in the All-Star Game. All three players will be making their second consecutive appearances for the American League squad -- the first time since the 1987-88 seasons that the Royals have had three players named to the team in...

Line Drive Goes Right Through The Webbing Of Eric Hosmer’s Glove

Well, this is unusual to say the least. In the bottom of the seventh inning of Kansas City’s game against Tampa Bay yesterday, Kevin Kiermaier absolutely laced a ball right at Eric Hosmer. The Kansas City first baseman failed to catch the scorching liner, though it ended up in Omar Infante’s hands, who threw to first for the out. At first glance, it appeared that the liner simply...

Shields Dazzles vs. Old Team; Royals Beat Rays 6-0

Just a reminder – James Shields is still really, really good. Just ask his former team. Shields broke out of his extended rough stretch by dominating his former team, leading the Royals to a 6-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Kansas City’s ace fired seven shutout innings, surrendering just three hits while striking out 10 Rays. He retired 13 of the final 14...

Royals ride Ventura into rubber game with Rays

Kansas City Royals rookie Yordano Ventura has been terrific since returning from a minor elbow injury early last month. Alex Cobb is coming off back-to-back wins for the Tampa Bay Rays, but he's still looking to find his form. Ventura and Cobb square off as these teams close a three-game series Wednesday night in St. Petersburg. After dropping four straight starts, Ventura has...

Royals Need Every Edge and Don’t Help Themselves

Coming into the season, the 2014 Kansas City Royals were the best team on paper that this city has seen for at least 20 years. We talked about this before the season, but even with that title and honor, this version of the Royals was still probably not one of the five best teams in the American League. Things do change, however, and we've learned in the first half (plus a bit...

Royals pound out 14 hits, take down Rays 6-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City's James Shields sparkled in his return to Tropicana Field, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 over seven innings and the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night. Shields (9-4) spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rays before being dealt to the Royals in December 2012 as part of a seven-player...

Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals rookie Yordano Ventura has been terrific since returning from a minor elbow injury early last month. Alex Cobb is coming off back-to-back wins for the Tampa Bay Rays, but he's still looking to find his form. Ventura and Cobb square off as these teams close a three-game series Wednesday night in St. Petersburg...

Royals sign Saunders to minor-league deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have signed veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who was released by the Rangers last week, to a minor-league contract and plan to assign him to Triple-A Omaha. The Royals announced the move before their game Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old Saunders was 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts for the Rangers before he was released Friday. He also...

One mental misfire and a dozen unused base runners burn Royals in Tampa

This one stings. The Royals put 15 runners on base and scored just three, and shortstop Alcides Escobar made a huge mental error in a frustrating 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Escobar tried to turn a double play by himself in the eighth inning instead of tossing the ball to second baseman Omar Infante for an easy force -- both runners were safe and that opened the door for two...

Royals News: Kansas City signs Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders came off his worst game for the Texas Rangers on June 30th, where he went five innings and allowed seven runs, including four home runs. The Rangers released Saunders shortly thereafter. The Kansas City Royals picked up the nine year veteran left-hander soon after and signed him to a minor league deal.#451656910 / reports Royals manager Ned Yost...

This Date In Royals History–July 7, 2011

2011: Ryan Raburn’s two-run home run was all the offense the Detroit Tigers needed for a 3-1 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.Raburn’s bomb came with two outs in the second off Royals starter Danny Duffy. Miguel Cabrera had started the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Duffy was one strike away from getting out of the inning but Raburn got the...

James Shields returns to the Trop

To most regular Major League Baseball fans, July 7th's match-up between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays looks like just another game. But you better believe to Dayton Moore and Rays General Manager Andrew Friedman, this game is filled with much greater significance. One could actually say bragging rights are on the line
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