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Japan beats MLB All-Stars 6-4 in exhibition game

NAHA, Japan (AP) Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour. With runners on second and third and Japan leading 3-2, Yanagita singled to center off reliever Randy Choate to give his team a two-run lead. The hosts scored another run in the eighth...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 in final game of tour

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Matt Shoemaker upstaged Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani as the Major League Baseball All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday in the final game of their five-game series. Shoemaker, who finished second to first baseman Jose Abreu in American League rookie of the year voting, held Japan to two hits over five scoreless innings as the All-Stars won the last...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Gold Glove Awards Announced

The MLB Award season kicked off on Tuesday with the announcement of the Gold Glove Awards in each league. And while there weren’t a bunch of surprises like we have seen in previous seasons, you will be surprised with some of the results. Courtesy of MLB.com The Kansas City Royals, who were among the best overall defensive groups in all of baseball, earned three Gold Glove Awards...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Royals Golden Again

For the second consecutive year, the Kansas City Royals have three players who were awarded with Rawlings Gold Gloves. And for the second consecutive year, the three winners were Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer. The Royals had four finalists, which means that someone wasn't able to come home with hardware, and that person is Alcides Escobar. J.J. Hardy won the award...
Via Pine Tar Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy: Alcides Escobar ‘ambushed’ Tim Hudson on first pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. Before anyone really realized it, the Kansas City Royals had a runner on second in the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series. That’s because KC’s leadoff batter Alcides Escobar took an unusually aggressive approach by taking a rip at the first pitch of the game and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria's Secret perfume late in the 2013 season - teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a four-hit game. ''We won. We celebrated. I asked him, where did you buy that?'' Perez recalled this week...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had run-scoring hits off Jake Peavy, and the Kansas City Royals took a 2-1 lead over San Francisco after three innings Wednesday night as they tried to even the World Series at a game apiece. Gregor Blanco started the game with a home run for the Giants off hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura, but the Royals came back with...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and the Worst At-Bat of the Playoffs

The Giants beat the Royals 7-1 last night, and in any game that lopsided, it’s going to nearly impossible to say that any one play was the cause of the outcome. The Giants just did too many things well, and the Royals too many things poorly, to pin the loss on a single play. But […]
Via Fangraphs
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s Reemergence Key for Royals

After earning a Wild Card berth, the Kansas City Royals have gone on a tear. They bested the Oakland Athletics in a dramatic comeback, and have proceeded to sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. The bullpen has been dominant, and Lorenzo Cain had a huge ALCS, recording eight hits and reaching base 10 times. However, the solid play of shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Baseball News Source
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Take Commanding 2-0 Lead In ALCS After 6-4 Win Over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Lorenzo Cain had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild-card Royals, who are 6-0 in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals win in extras; take 1-0 lead in the ALCS

    In the top of the third, Kansas City rallied off of Tillman, to take a 4-0 lead. Alcides Escobar started it off with a solo-homer to left field. Then with the bases loaded, Alex Gordon hit a fly-ball towards right field, that Jonathan Schoop dropped, allowing all three runners to score. Adam Jones brought Baltimore a run closer in the bottom of the frame, with...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ALDS Game 1 Boxscore Breakdown: Margins – Royals 3, Angels 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Baseball-Reference doesn’t have their usual boxscore for this game for some reason, so I couldn’t put the charts together. Sorry. If/when they fix it, I’ll come back and put the graphs in… probably. Well done, Angels, you now have no margin for error. In a series where people won’t stop talking about the poor rotation, the Halos just wasted a very good...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers gear up for AL Central showdown series

  Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Small Ball and Errors Shutdown Royals

Normally I don't like to write a recap of a Royals game as I can be a bit too emotional at times and draw some bad conclusions. With this game being a a late afternoon contest I've had some time to step away and look at the events and draw some more sane ideas.#1 Yost managing for low scoring works and fails - After Eric Hosmer's inexcusable 2 run error in the 2nd the...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 139: Unearned loss for Pineda

Kansas City Royals 1 — New York Yankees 0 Pitcher’s duel decided by an unearned run. Michael Pineda and James Shields were matched up in a duel of big men. Pineda and Shields would match zeroes through the first two innings but a rare error would be decisive in tonight’s game. With one out, Alcides Escobar would be in a long duel with Pineda and after ten plus pitches, Escobar...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pair of Royals turn to lady perfume in effort to strikeout uniform stinkiness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hey, sometimes a ballplayer just has to smell pretty. Forget the old stereotypes of sweaty old ballplayers stinking up locker rooms and dirty dugouts. Royals catch Sal Perez and Alcides Escobar see no reason why not to add some pleasant odors to the foulness of their work environment. So they wear perfume while they're playing. As in Chanel. And Victoria Secrets...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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