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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals' phenom did his job.
The rest of the Royals? Not so much.
Brutal defense and subpar bullpen work spoiled the major league debut of Royals 22-year-old right-hander Yordano Ventura on Tuesday night. Ventura left with a 3-1 lead after working an efficient 5 23 innings.
And actually, Ventura should have left with a 3-0 lead and having pitched six innings.
But Cleveland's Nick Swisher led off the sixth with a fairly routine grounder that second baseman Emilio Bonifacio booted. Swisher, oddly, was credited with a single. Then with two outs and runners on first and third, Michael Brantley hit sinking liner to right that right fielder David Lough froze on, then broke too late to reach.
That put the Indians on the board and brought Royals skipper Ned Yost to the mound. Yost's bullpen got the Royals out of further damage in the sixth.
But Kelvin Herrera gave up two runs in the seventh, Wade Davis gave up another run in the eighth (thanks to ano...
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In the thick of the playoff race, the Kansas City Royals are hoping to get a boost from one of their top pitching prospects.
Yordano Ventura is set to make his major league debut Tuesday night as the Royals continue a crucial three-game home set against the Cleveland Indians.
The highly touted 22-year-old right-hander will replace original scheduled starter Danny Duffy, who is...
Kansas City Royals fan Jimmy Faseler is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame and he has to thank his undersized sweatshirt that caused his belly to be exposed in a celebratory jiggle-fest to thank for it. Faseler’s jiggly gyrations while celebrating of an RBI triple by Lorenzo Cain made its way on to Kauffman Stadium’s […]The post Royals contact Jimmy Faseler, the fan whose jiggling...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every game is intense. Every game is a must-win.
Every game, in short, means something.
That's a whole new feeling for most of these young Royals. And they are loving it.
"It's just way more fun to come to the ballpark every day," designated hitter Billy Butler says. "You look forward to it. You can't wait to get here because it&...
The end of the season is drawing closer and closer and the playoff race is heating up in the American League. The Kansas City Royals, despite dropping two of three games in Detroit, still have hopes of catching one of the two wild card spots.
Kansas City currently sits 3.5 games behind the Rays and the Rangers who are both 81-67 and would be the two wild card teams if the season...
Your browser does not support iframes. The Royals managed to steal a run from the Indians last night when they pulled off a crazy double steal that you don’t happen to see every day in the MLB. With Alex Gordon on first and Alcides Escobar on third, Gordon took off for second base on a delayed steal and intentionally got in a rundown, opening the door for Escobar to try and take...
The electrifying performance that Yordano Ventura delivered in his big league debut Tuesday night normally would be enough to help Royals fans feel better after a late-game collapse.
Then again, the Royals aren't accustomed to playing games that mean something in September.
So even though Ventura kept the Cleveland Indians off the scoreboard until the sixth inning and departed...
The Kansas City Royals have scratched left-hander Danny Duffy from his second consecutive start with what the team is calling a mild
flexor strain is his throwing arm. Manager Ned Yost told reporters – including Dick Kaegel of MLB.com – that the Royals will proceed with the “utmost caution”
considering Duffy is coming off of Tommy John surgery.
"When Duff threw...
James Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the Royals pounded Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night to open a three-game set with significant playoff implications.
Shields struck out a season-high 10 for the Royals (79-71), who moved within 2 1/2 games of the AL's second wild-card berth. The Indians (81-69) remained...
How often do you see a player take off towards second base and get caught in a rundown, only for the runner on third to break towards home and get caught in a rundown, only to be tagged out? It seems like that happens a lot, right?
On Wednesday night in Kansas City, that did *not* happen. With Alex Gordon on first and Alcides Escobar, Gordon broke towards second. Indians catcher...
The most exciting thing to happen at a Kansas City Royals game since, well, ever. OK, maybe the Pine Tar incident. But eve…
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied against the stingy Kansas City Royals bullpen for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
The Indians were shut out until the sixth by Yordano Ventura, who made an electric major league debut. They tied the game 3-all in the seventh off reliever Kelvin Herrera, and Cabrera...
Kansas City, MO – The Cleveland Indians’ offense could not craft more than one run on Monday night as the team fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-1.
Lefty Scott Kazmir (8-9, 4.34) picked his way through five innings of work as he fought to keep Cleveland in the game against Kansas City right-hander James Shields (12-9, 3.33).
The Royals struck first as Royals’ second baseman...
Of all of the wins this season – now 82 of the to be exact – last night’s come from behind, 5-3 heart-pounder in Kansas City may have been not only the biggest, but it was my personal favorite.
For the first five-plus innings, the offense looked like they had turned back the clock to August. The Royals needed a starter because left-hander Danny Duffy was scratched a night earlier...
When writing about statistics, there’s always the matter of finding the right balance between brevity and significance. Oftentimes, you’ll want to use filters, for purposes of proper analysis, and these filters show up as written qualifiers. Too many qualifiers, though, will turn off an audience, because audiences want numbers to be pretty easily consumable. It can already be...