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James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got home run help
from Billy Butler and David Lough as the Kansas City Royals sent
the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday
BEST OF MAXIM
by John Viril—
Wade Davis is the worst starting pitcher in baseball. He just got bombed in New York in Kansas City’s 8-1 loss to the Yankees. He’s 4-8 on the year. Most importantly, his atrocious 5.89 ERA is higher than any other MLB starter.
On the surface, it’s hard to explain Davis’ poor performance. His strikeout rate has zoomed since last season’s stint in the bullpen...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost has decided to flip-flop the roles of right-hander Luis Mendoza and left-hander Bruce Chen -- for now.
Chen will take over in the rotation, while the struggling Mendoza will assume the long-relief role.
The move was not a huge surprise. Mendoza has been hit hard in his last two outings and has a 7.64 ERA over his last 17 13 innings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas came up through the minor league system with Eric Hosmer, and he's here to tell you that as hot as Hosmer has been lately, we haven't seen anything yet.
"There's a lot more coming from him," Moustakas says, nodding toward his clubhouse neighbor's locker. "He hasn't even reached his full potential...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The thing about being picked for the All-Star Game, according to Billy Butler, is it's permanent.
From that moment on, there will always be a qualifier next to your name, as in "Billy Butler, an All-Star in 2012 ."
"It's just a great thing to have," Butler says. "It's like you're building your baseball resume. It will...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royal Jeff Francoeur signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, which may make some fans wonder why the Royals simply didn't option Francoeur to Triple-A Omaha as insurance to the possibility of a major injury to one of their big-league outfielders.
Francoeur, though, was a five-plus years player in terms of service time...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals ...
MAKE A MOVE
The Royals' biggest road trip of the season launches tonight beginning with four games against the Yankees, and then three against the Indians before the Royals hit the All-Star break.
A make-or-break trip?
Quite possibly, because this trip may determine what general manager Dayton Moore...
The Kansas City Royals are making a switch in their rotation, moving Bruce Chen into a starting role and shifting Luis Mendoza to the bullpen.
Manager Ned Yost said Monday before the Royals faced the Yankees that this was the plan all along if Mendoza struggled.
A 15-year veteran, Chen won 23 games as a starter for Kansas City the past two seasons. But Yost said it made sense to...
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in yesterday’s Royals-Yankees game in the Bronx, Royals’ third baseman Mike Moustakas sealed the 3-1 win for his team by making a great catch along the foul line to record the last out of the game. Moustakas, who was brought into the game in the seventh inning for defensive purposes, tracked the Lyle Overbay popup and made a terrific...
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Guthrie neatly handled a nemesis and a long rain delay to pitch into the seventh inning, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Monday night.
All-Star Alex Gordon, David Lough and Johnny Giavotella each had RBI doubles, and Alcides Escobar added a run-scoring triple to help the Royals end a five-game skid against New York...
Andy Pettitte has not lost to the Kansas City Royals in nearly 14 years. Ervin Santana hasn't been able to beat the New York Yankees as a starter in almost five.
The Yankees would certainly like both trends to continue Thursday as they go for a split of this four-game home series after breaking out of an offensive funk.
Pettitte (6-6, 4.37 ERA) has gone 10-0 with a 3.43 ERA...
It’s come to this for the beleaguered Giants. Signing a player that not even the Kansas City Royals wanted.
The Giants and outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to a minor-league contract. The team hopes he can give the slumping outfield some kind of boost eventually. Easier said than done. He was DFA’ed by the Royals last month after hitting .208 with 3 homers and 13 RBI in 59 games...
It’s sort of been this kind of year for the Yankees.
New York’s up-and-down season on the field spread to the rest of the organization Monday night when the evening game against the Kansas City Royals was blighted by rain in the fourth inning. As is customary, the grounds crew jogged on out — but it failed to do so promptly enough, because the tarp the workers were trying to...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Wednesday July 10th, 2013.
Games – 15
AL Games – 6
NL Games – 6
IL Games – 3
American League Games (6):
Kansas City Royals (43-44) @ New York Yankees (48-42) – 7:05 PM
Wade Davis (4-7, 5.42) takes the mound for Kansas City in hopes to win a third game and the series against Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09) and the Yankees. Kansas...