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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: May 30

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Tom Seaver continued his march towards 300 career victories as the White Sox squeaked by the […]
Via Pine Tar Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early Home Runs, Late Inning Rallies Propel Royals to Road Victory over Cubs

CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 29: Alex Gordon #4 celebrates with Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals after Hosmer hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Coming into Friday tied for first place in the AL Central, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cubs...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pilot to Bombardier! Royals Win on a Flurry of Solo Homers, 8-4

Kansas City went from one hitter friendly park to another. The difference? They won in this one. The Royals ended their four-game skid with an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday. Kansas City had not won a baseball game since last Saturday against the Cardinals, and were looking for any sort of way to turn their luck. They did so against Cubs number two...
Via Royals Blue
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios Set To Return To Royals Lineup

CLEVELAND, OH – AUGUST 3: Alex Rios #51 of the Texas Rangers singles to drive in a run in the first inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 3, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals have been plagued with injuries early into the 2015 season. The list includes four pitchers, a catcher, and an outfielder...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer Continues to Contribute to Royals Success

CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 29: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Dating back to the 2014 baseball season, the Kansas City Royals have been on a hot streak. While this could be attributed to the rise in fan...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fluke? What the Numbers Say About the Royals

  Fluky things can happen in April. Now, it’s we’re passed Memorial Day and one series until June and it’s a safe time to take a look at the standings and the league leaders and really get a serious feel about things. While, I think there are a couple American League teams – the Houston Astros (30-18) and Minnesota Twins (28-18), who oh by the way are tied for first...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals and Nordberg Day

If you’ve been reading my posts for awhile, you know that I don’t judge anything a baseball team does until Flag Day.  I’d always said you have to wait until May is over before judging a Kansas City Royals season.  In the past 20 years, the season has often been over by the time May concludes.  Many […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite recent slump, Royals still rank second in MLB in scoring

The Kansas City Royals are still in first place, though they now have some unexpected company, while the Chicago Cubs have lost some ground. Both clubs will be looking to jump-start slumping offenses in Friday's series opener at Wrigley Field. Kansas City (28-18) has dropped a season-worst four straight while totaling five runs. The Royals still rank second in baseball in runs per...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Rocks Stay Hot And Sweep Double-Header From Potomac

WOODBRIDGE, VA – The Wilmington Blue Rocks have now won a season-high six games in a row after taking two games of a double-header from the Potomac Nationals by 3-1 and 5-1 finals on Wednesday.Wednesday was the second double-header between the two teams this season, after they split the first double-header of the year back on May 7. During their current winning streak, Rocks pitchers...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turning Back Time: Yankees Sweep Royals

Things like this aren't supposed to happen anymore. At least, if you believe the Kansas City Royals they aren't.  The Royals started this season with a chip on their shoulder, angry about not being picked by the prognosticators to repeat their outstanding 2014 season. They still might repeat it, but if they continue to play the way they played over their last three games, it will...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Lose Three Straight, Drop Game Two, 5-1

This is the first time the Kansas City Royals have lost three in a row this season, so things could be worse. But for every “It could’ve been worse” that has been said, remember this: It could’ve been a whole lot better. Jason Vargas made his first start off the DL today. He went four innings, allowed two earned runs, and struck out six. For comparison, Jeremy Guthrie...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Get voting, people! Or it's an all-Royal All-Star Game

A first look at the early American League voting results for the 2015 All-Star Game (on FOX!) reveals something we've come to know well these last six months: the Royals have a passionate fan base. We already knew this because their hatred of our brand new playoff odds power rankings has been so impressive. Though some of that hatred can be attributed to the food being served at...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ratings Roundup: Formula 1, Premier Boxing Champions, K.C. Royals

Overnight ratings held steady for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix. In other news, the Premier Boxing Champions hit a low point on NBC, and Kansas City Royals ratings are the strongest for any MLB team at this point of the season since 2002. F1 From Monaco Flat on NBC Formula 1 racing from Monaco earned [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout loss to Yankees

Kansas City pitcher Jeremy Guthrie set some records he rather wouldn't have in the Royals' blowout loss to the Yankees.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals to start Jason Vargas on Tuesday

Jason Vargas will make a start for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Vargas has missed the last three weeks with a flexor strain in his left elbow but now assumes the spot of Danny Duffy in the Royals rotation. The Royals did not have Vargas make any rehab starts. In five starts this season Vargas is 3-1 with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Duffy is heading...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Offense Paces Rocks To A Series Opening Win Over Carolina

WILMINGTON, DE – The Blue Rocks were able to bounce back from a series finale loss to Winston-Salem on Thursday night by opening their Memorial Day weekend series with the Carolina Mudcats with a 3-1 win on Friday. Yender Caramo and Luis Rico, the only remaining piggyback combination for the Rocks, combined to go nine innings while holding the Mudcats to just the one run....
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' win over Cards

  Kendrys Morales is leading the American League with 37 RBIs. A year ago, he wasn't even playing - he was waiting for an offer as a free agent. Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. Morales hit a three-run homer with two out in the first. He homered again...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Superfan Amanda Morkus … is Back

With the Kansas City Royals once against setting the baseball world on fire, it only makes sense that Kansas City sports fanatic — and Miss Playboy Social model — Amanda Morkus is showing Moose, Hos, and the boys love on Instagram. Of all the Royals, however, her favorite appears to be none other than Gold Glover, Alex Gordon: For any of the Kansas boys who want to hit on her...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season disappointments

Outfielder Jarrod Dyson has gotten off to a slow start this season offensively (mlb.com). The Kansas City Royals are off to a great start in the 2015 campaign with many players contributing to the teams success. With the many bright spots on the Royals’ roster this season, it is difficult to nitpick and downplay the great play the ball club has had to this point, but there are...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson and Joe Blanton; the latest Angels disaster to be resurrected in Kansas City

Remember the Angels’ New Coke version of the Core Four? That assemblage Jerry Dipoto put together prior to the disappointing 2013 season when Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett, Joe Blanton and Ryan Madson were going to strengthen the pitching staff and lead the team to October glory. Why are you laughing? It really happened, here’s a picture to prove it: Not so funny anymore, is...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mondesi Homers As Naturals Beat Travelers

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas (26-12) trailed the Arkansas Travelers (21-16) by the score of 5-2 entering the bottom half of the fifth inning in before the offense erupted for six runs to propel the team to a 8-7 victory over their in-state rivals.  Raul Mondesi, the Royals number 1 rated prospect according to MLB.com, delivered the game deciding blow by connecting on...
Via i70baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did female Royals fan ask a kid for souvenir ball she gave to him? (vid)

A female Kansas City Royals fan played the role of thoughtful hero when she was caught on video tossing a souvenir ball to a youngster after Eric Hosmer tossed it to her between innings during Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. But subsequent footage shortly afterward appeared to show the woman, identified as Anna...Read More The post Did female Royals fan ask a kid for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season surprises

Chris Young has been a great surprise to the team to this point (royals.mlb.com). Through the first fifth of the season, the Kansas City Royals are off to a solid 20-12 start and currently lead the American League Central. Numerous players have started the season off strong putting up impressive numbers and helping the club pick up where they left off last season. Two of the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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