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After acing 'hard' part of the schedule, Royals now must handle the cupcakes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cinderella didn't just survive the gantlet. She went all medieval on its backside. The Kansas City Royals used Oakland, Arizona, San Francisco and Oakland (reprise) as a launch pad to the penthouse, a prelude toward scoreboard watching and October dreaming. Now comes the hard part. The cupcakes. Rows and rows and rows of 'em. "Suddenly, a playoff...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Salvage Series and Beat Chen, Royals 10-3 in Finale

It can almost be expected when you remember that Ned Yost puts out his “white flag” lineup each and every Sunday. While the season finale loss was frustrating, Royals fans must remember to think about the big picture. Carlos Santana homered two more times and the Indians finally broke out of their slump, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak with a 10-3 win on Sunday...
Via Royals Blue
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Royals send Chen to mound to finish off four-game sweep of Indians

After coming out of the All-Star break with four straight losses, the Kansas City Royals have once again found their stride. They're now in a position to finish off a four-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians and extend their winning streak to six in Sunday's series finale. After a 7-5 win Saturday in which they came back from five runs down after the second inning, the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-game sweep by Detroit? Not if Chen, Royals can help it

For the first time in six seasons, Justin Verlander is not on the AL All-Star roster. However, he does have a chance to enter the break on a three-star winning streak. He'll look to help the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers complete a four-game sweep and improve to 7-0 on the road against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. A six-time All-Star, Verlander (8-7, 4.84 ERA) has endured...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripper calls out two Royals pitchers for being cheapskates

Royals pitchers Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura crossed the wrong stripper. Isabel Kennedy, writer and stripper based out of Minneapolis, was on-hand to witness how some Royals players acted while in a strip club. She wasn’t afraid to call-out a couple of players for their cheapness. I'm about shaming trashdick pro athletes @ work; the #KCRoyals players that came in last night...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Bruce Chen, Nori Aoki, Danny Valencia

The Kansas City Royals entered a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners a half of a game ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. At 39-33, the Royals have been balance offensively and on the mound, 14th in scoring and 14th in team ERA. For the Royals to continue to win, they will need solid play across the board and contributions from eventually returning players...
Via MLB Injury News
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chen takes the mound as Royals kick off weekend series in Minnesota

Following a successful homestand, the Kansas City Royals will try to pick up their first road win by adding to their recent dominance over the Minnesota Twins. With help from left-hander Bruce Chen, Kansas City looks to earn a franchise-best eighth consecutive victory in Minnesota and 19th in 24 overall matchups Friday night. The Royals opened the season by dropping a pair of games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Bruce Chen turning into Jaime Moyer?

by John Viril— Soft-tossing lefty Bruce Chen keeps rolling along. He’s logged at least 6 innings and surrendered no more than 2 runs in five straight starts after Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost inserted him into the starting rotation July 12. Chen continued his fabulous run Thursday night with his strongest start yet in the Royals 5-1 victory over Boston. The lefty went...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

On The Mound: Bruce Chen Edition

The 34-year-old lefty has played pretty solidly for the Royals the past three years. In 20 starts last year, Bruce Chen won 12 of them and had a 3.77 ERA. In order for the Royals to have a successful season they are going to need dependable veteran players like Chen. Also you have to consider the fact that Chen only has a base salary of 2 million dollars. I believe that Dayton did...
Via Crown Crazed
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Tipping the Cap to Bruce Chen

After thirteen years in the big leagues, the Panamanian-born Bruce Chen finally got the payday of his life. Chen signed a two year deal with the Kansas City Royals valued at $9 million with another million and a half in attainable performance bonuses. Chen has been worth (according to Fangraphs) $12.4 million to the Royals over the last two seasons and though it was better for the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss
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