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The Kansas City Royals own one of the worst home records in baseball, but that hasn't been evident when facing the Minnesota Twins.
After ending the longest single-season home losing streak in franchise history, the Royals will try to capitalize on another meeting with their AL Central rivals in the finale of this three-game set Thursday night.
Kansas City (24-32) occupies the division basement partly due to an 11-15 home record.
The Royals' struggles as host were on display for a month, dropping 11 straight while the rotation compiled a 5.17 ERA and the offense batted .209 and averaged 2.1 runs.
They were four-hit in a shutout loss to open the series, but the Royals regrouped by winning 4-1 on Wednesday to end their lengthy slide at Kauffman Stadium.
"We hadn't just been playing bad here. We'd been playing bad in general, everywhere we've been," said designated hitter Billy Butler, who had three hits and drove in a run. "Hopefully this gets u...
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Like a ghost in the darkness, a little kid jumped up and sniped a baseball from a hot Royals fan.
Far too often we see videos of kids getting pushed aside or bullied by grown adults in an effort to get a souvenir ball at a baseball game – in fact, we saw a little kid get run over for a home run ball just this week. But this little boy at the Royals game is ready to put a stop to the madness. He’s ready to stand up for himself and take that ball away from YOU, even if you...
by John Viril—
Finally, something is going right for the Kansas City Royals. After a horrendous month of May which saw both the major league club and most top prospects fall flat on their collective faces, we have a bit of good news. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was just promoted to AAA and dominated in Omaha’s Thursday 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City.
After giving up a walk...
Let the below video be a lesson to anyone attempting to catch a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game.
If you have any sort of chance to catch it, keep an eye on little kids trying to steal your glory:
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KANSAS CITY, MO (June 7, 2013) — Following discussions with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Kansas City Royals are encouraging fans to use Interstate 435 and alternate routes when driving out to Kauffman Stadium this evening. The Royals host the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the I-435 junction remain...
by John Viril—
It’s official. After a soul-killing (if not season-killing) 4-23 slump, the Kansas City Royals posted a 4-3 week. Their 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins nailed down a 2-1 series victory: their first since taking two of three games against the Angels between May 13 to 15.
That’s been more than 3 weeks. Yikes!
The Royals have broken their 11-game home losing...
Everything was trending up for Kelvin Herrera.
It was April 16 and the flame-throwing right-hander already owned a win, two saves and two holds. He had struck out at least two batters in four of his first six appearances of the 2013 season and had yet to give up a run.
And all this was coming off the 2012 season in which he was one of baseball’s best setup men. Last season, Herrera...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Royals manager Ned Yost, who has watched his team plummet from first place in the American League Central to last place in a month's time, still has the support of owner David Glass.
Glass and club president Dan Glass chatted with Yost for about 30 minutes behind the cage during early batting practice Wednesday.
The visit was not planned, nor was it meant...
It had been a long time since the Kansas City Royals spilled out of the dugout at Kauffman Stadium to celebrate a victory. One month, to be exact.
A month marked by offensive ineptitude, late-inning let-downs, a shake-up of the coaching staff and the return of Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett as the Royals' interim hitting coach.
On Wednesday night, the scuffling team...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ryan Doumit homered and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory and the Kansas City Royals to their franchise-record 11th straight home loss.
Samuel Deduno (2-1) allowed four hits over six-plus innings for the Twins, who have rebounded nicely from a 10-game losing streak to win eight of 10. They also managed to exact...
Kansas City lost again last night, falling 3-0 to the Twins. The Royals have now lost 11 in a row at home, and are nine games under .500 on the season. Furthermore, their record is better than just the Astros (of course) and Blue Jays (by a half game) in the American League. Yet, the Royals are just 7.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, just a half game more behind the...
With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Billy Butler drove in Eric Hosmer with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 4-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Kelvin Herrera (3-4) worked a perfect eighth inning in relief of James Shields, and Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Shields was in quite a pitching matchup with...
Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
He slid home just ahead of the tag for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night.
And after the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros for their first three-game winning...