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Kansas City Royals
Bruce Chen pitched pretty well for the Royals today, holding the Astros to just one run through 5.2 innings. But what happened after Ned Yost lifted Chen was the real noteworthy story from this game. Here is every plate appearance between a Royals reliever and an Astros hitter this afternoon.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
After scoring seven runs in the series opener Monday at Houston and losing 9-7, the Royals scored four runs in the final two games at Minute Maid Park and won both.
Bruce Chen and four relievers combined for a 2-1 victory Wednesday over the Astros. While the Royals' offense managed only four hits, they scored just enough runs for the pitching.
Chen, working on three...
The bullpen was crowded with nine bodies, but the Royals' bench was as bare as Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard.
Manager Ned Yost used seven relief pitchers in the 15-inning victory Sunday at St. Louis. Right-hander Roman Colon, who worked three innings Saturday, was the only reliever Yost did not use.
That led to a call to Class AAA Omaha, and left-hander Tommy Hottovy and...
Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi AND Yordano Ventura NAMED TO
XM ALL-STAR FUTURES GAME ROSTER
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 21, 2012) — Kansas City Royals prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Yordano Ventura today were named to the rosters for the 14th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The game, which will match Myers, Odorizzi and the U.S. squad against Ventura and the World...
The Kansas City Royals announced today the team has renewed its player development contract with the Omaha Storm Chasers through 2016.
The Omaha team has been an affiliate with the Kansas City Royals, since the Royals were formed in 1969.
The Storm Chasers play in the Pacific Coast league, winning the PCL Championship in 2011. Omaha currently leads the PCL American North...
Juast over a few hours ago it was determined that Royals great and Hall of Famer George Brett will manage the US team at the 2012 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The game will take place on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium as a part of Major League Baseball's All Star Weekend.
George will have work help from inside the Royals' organization with Omaha Storm Chasers manager Mike...
Bruce Chen pitched into the sixth inning on three days' rest and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday.
Alex Gordon tripled and scored for the Royals, who won the last two games of the three-game set. Thirteen of Kansas City's last 14 games have been decided by two or fewer runs.
Chen (6-6) struck out six in 5 2-3 innings and was charged with one...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.
Bruce Chen pitched into the sixth inning on three days' rest and the Royals used four relievers to close out a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Alex Gordon tripled and scored...
PAPILLION, Neb. Wil Myers shrugs. The conversation turns to the idea of him spending the rest of 2012 in Omaha, and maybe the year after that, even though he's crushing the Pacific Coast League the way Godzilla crushes trailer parks.
To this, Myers smiles. He'll turn 22 in December; there are worse fates.
"Yeah, it's fine," the Kansas City Royals' slugging...
Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Hochevar earned his first victory since May 12. He had four losses and two no-decisions since his previous win.
Hochevar (4-7) pitched no-hit ball into the fifth inning and allowed...
Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, who spent his entire 21-year career with the Kansas City Royals, will manage the U.S. Team and five-time American League All-Star outfielder Bernie Williams will lead the World Team in the 2012 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 8th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 14th year...
Carlos Beltran admits it was an emotional time when the Kansas City Royals traded him eight years ago this weekend. However, it may be the Kauffman Stadium crowd that is feeling blue after he leaves town.
Beltran returns to Kansas City for the first time Friday night when the St. Louis Cardinals open a three-game series against the Royals.
After being drafted by Kansas City in...
PAPILLION, Neb. And sometimes, if you wait long enough in this crazy game, karma comes back around. The Kansas City Royals have won three straight series. Over their last 10 games, they're 7-3.
The Local Nine head into this weekend's dance card with St. Louis just four games behind first-place Cleveland in the loss column. The All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium is almost...
The Kane County Cougars, class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, located in Geneva, IL put on quite a show with the Midwest League All-Star Game Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The mid-season classic featured some of the best talent in Minor League Baseball with 68 Midwest League players who were selected as All-Stars last week. It was won overwhelmingly...