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Twins can't keep pace with Kansas City in 5-0 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jason Vargas pitched seven shutout innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking...
Via Fox Sports North
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vargas shuts down Twins, leads Royals to 5-0 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Win Second Straight

  For the second time in as many days, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros, winning Wednsday nights tilt by a score of 6-4 in 11 innings. The two teams combined for 23 hits and Royals fans finally were able to see a couple of elusive homeruns, hit by Danny Valencia and Mike Moostakas. The twin bombs raise the season total for Kansas City to a paltry 4, but of note...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Invade Royals Dome

Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports I wrote last week that the upcoming string of games against poor competition was going to be a barometer for the level of play we can expect this year. I certainly hope I was wrong. The Kansas City Royals went up to visit the Twins of Minnesota, and for all intents and purposes, had their doors blown off, being outscored by a total of 21...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen arms can't throw a strike, spit up the lead in distasteful 4-3 loss

I won't say this is how bad teams throw away games, but this certainly is how struggling teams give away games. After a rare and remarkable three-run rally from the Royals' pitiful offense gave them a 3-2 lead in the eighth ining, the Royals' struggling bullpen immediately coughed up the lead. And what has to be frustrating for manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pounded by Twins 10-1 as offense continues to struggle

So, this was the time that the Royals were supposed to take off, playing nine games against the lowly Minnesota Twins and even lowlier Houston Astros over the next 10 days. Oops. The Royals did not exactly get off to a flying start, getting drilled by the Twins and their youthful and shaky starter Kyle Gibson by a score of 10-1. 3 UP Learn from Omar Infante, guys. Omar Infante, back...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Enter the Dog Days of Spring

The Kansas City Royals are heading on the road to Minnesota to begin a 3 game tilt against the Twins, and thus begins the long journey that is baseball season. While the Royals already have 8 games in the books, the first few games carry with them a different distinction than the ones that follow. Losing the first 2 in Detroit, and especially the WAY Kansas City lost those games...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shortstop: Berroa, Betancourt or Escobar?

The Royals have just begun their fourth season of the post-Zack Greinke era. The pieces Kansas City received in return were Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress. Escobar was seen as that centerpiece in the middle infield who could finally anchor down a position that had seen a variety of players during […]
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals SS Alcides Escobar Makes Incredible Over-The-Shoulder Juggling Catch

We’re not even halfway through the month of April, but Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has already made what will likely be one of the best catches we’ll see in the 2014 MLB season. Watch Escobar make a ridiculous over-the-shoulder, juggling grab to rob the Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Hanigan of a hit on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar makes ridiculous no-look catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Alcides Escobar made a ridiculous no-look catch on Wednesday that really showed off his glove and defensive instincts. Ryan Hanigan was up with one on and nobody out in the top of the second of a 0-0 game between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays, and he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: Royals Need to be Aggressive This Year

The 2014 season hasn't exactly started as the Kansas City Royals had hoped even though it's obviously too early to read too much into the starts of guys like Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar. Still, this is a roster that has been generating more hype than just about any other Royals team I've seen in quite some time. That hype isn't entirely unfounded, though I...
Via Pine Tar Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Infante hurt as Escobar, Vargas lead Royals over Rays 4-2

The collision of a baseball and the human head invokes an instantaneous horror, the sort of fear that caused Royals manager Ned Yost to break into sweat in 60-degree weather. The worry coursed through the Royals dugout in an instant, a reaction catalyzed by the impact of an 89-mph fastball and the left side of second baseman Omar Infante’s jaw. Infante fell to the dirt in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas, Escobar lead Royals to 4-2 win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries. Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore left elbow. The All-Star lefty grimaced after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas, Escobar lead Royals to 4-2 win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Take Game One from Tampa Bay Rays

Imagine this. Another game, and another solid pitching performance from a Kansas City Royals starter. In Jason Vargas’ home debut the fans were treated to a gem!  In 8 innings Vargas only gave up four hits and one run.  All told I think he threw 13 fly balls to what is quickly shaping up to be one of the best defensive outfields in the game. The offensive play of the game had...
Via Royals Blue
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals looking to pick up where they left off vs. Rays last season

Thanks to some solid performances on the mound, the Tampa Bay Rays are sitting on top of the AL East after the season's opening week. Those same pitchers were the main reason they struggled so much against the Kansas City Royals last season. As they open their first road series, the Rays are hoping Matt Moore can turn that around with the team's fourth win in 14 meetings...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays at Royals game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to some solid performances on the mound, the Tampa Bay Rays are sitting on top of the AL East after the season's opening week. Those same pitchers were the main reason they struggled so much against the Kansas City Royals last season. As they open their first road series, the Rays are hoping Matt Moore can turn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher’s Duel at The K Doesn’t Go the Royals Way

Today the Kansas City Royals lost their first game of the series 5-1 to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox.  James Shields pitched 7 great innings only allowing one soft run on an Alexis Ramirez two out hit off of Alcides Escobar’s outstretched glove.  Again James Shield’s pitched an amazing game, and again He has nothing to show for.  This time however, he was out dueled...
Via Royals Blue
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Have A Chance For Something Special In 2014

Confession time: three weeks ago, I claimed that I had traveled ahead in time and found that the Kansas City Royals had made the playoffs. Then two weeks ago, I claimed that I had traveled ahead in time and found that the Royals had suffered through a “Murphy’s Law” season and had failed to even finish .500. Well, I didn’t really time-travel, you know. I simply imagined...
Via Pine Tar Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar has 3 hits, leads Royals over Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Alcides Escobar went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 Saturday. Joakim Soria was told before the game he would be Texas' closer. He gave up his first run of spring training in the eighth. Escobar hit a bases-clearing double in the Royals' five-run second inning...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' middle infield is halfway there: Escobar returns and looks good

ESKY LOOKS FINE: The best news to develop Saturday was the return of shortstop Alcides Escobar, who has been bothered this spring by shoulder inflammation that recently required a cortisone shot. Escobar was back in the lineup against the Rangers and looked sharp. Defensively, Escobar fielded all three chances with solid throws. And he made an excellent play deep in the hole, planted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar has 3 hits, leads Royals over Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Alcides Escobar went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
Via FOXSports.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals take cautious approach with Alcides Escobar’s sore shoulder

Alcides Escobar rose from his seat on a bucket behind home plate and trotted toward his position at shortstop. As his teammates took batting practice, he bent to scoop grounders swatted at him by Royals instructor Jason Kendall. Instead of throwing, Escobar deposited the balls in a neat pile near his feet. The Royals opted for a more cautious tack with Escobar, who is recovering...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: Royals Middle Infield Situation

Once the Kansas City Royals signed Omar Infante to pair with Alcides Escobar in the middle infield, it became apparent that they weren't going to spend more than $3 million for a utility infielder like Emilio Bonifacio. As expected, the Royals ended up designating him for assignment and the top utility infielder in camp now is Pedro Ciriaco, a 28 year-old with some speed, some...
Via Pine Tar Press
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Minor League Position Rankings – Middle Infield

In past years I’ve ranked the Kansas City Royals minor league prospects by position but this year I thought I’d change things up. I’ve already got my Top Prospects List out so it’s pretty apparent where I value each guy but I will be taking an open mind to Arizona with me from March 16-21. During that time the Royals have and off day and two night games so I will have ample...
Via Pine Tar Press
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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