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Do you know who saved the Kansas City Royals season?

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Kansas City Royals looked at their 86 win season and celebrated it as a "success" because they were comfortably above .500 and legitimately a part of the chase for the Wild Card up until the middle of September.  Many fans were happy to see them get hot and win a lot of games in the 2nd half of the season.  Others lamented the...
Via Pine Tar Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals score seven in 2nd, beat Twins 12-6

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2 games...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Twins homer, but Minnesota still overpowered by Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals score seven in 2nd, beat Twins 12-6

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2 games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals score 7 in 2nd, beat Twins 12-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2 games...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Twins homer, but Minnesota still overpowered by Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Creeper of the Week – I’ll have the Moustakas with a Side of TaBOOli

Even though I'm recommending Mike Moustakas this week, I still can't help but booooo! him. Honestly, all Royals hitters this year, except Alcides Escobar, gets the booooo! treatment from me. I'm starting to feel like I'm a Philadelphia resident with my booing of these players regardless of what they do. [Jay's Note: Needs more Duracell.] Even Alex Gordon has turned...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Twins Preview

Slowing down the Kansas City Royals is proving extremely difficult and the Minnesota Twins certainly don't seem a likely candidate. In fact, none of the Royals' opponents over the next two weeks really do. Kansas City has another chance to further extend its AL Central lead as it seeks a sixth straight road win Saturday night against the last-place Twins. After going 18-4...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals End Streak, Blasted by A’s 11-3

It was a great run that boosted the Kansas City Royals from third place, and eight games back from the AL Central lead, to first place, and half a game up on the Detroit Tigers. Surely everybody knew that we wouldn’t win out. It’s a nice thought, but we were due for a loss, and this one came in embarrassing fashion. It was a night where not much could go right for the Royals...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Eight: Escobar Leads Streaking Royals into First Place

The Kansas City Royals are in first place in the AL Central. By themselves. In August. Seriously – I checked ESPN. It’s right here, in case you don’t believe me. In a season full of ups and downs, the Royals’ eighth straight win on Monday night provided the highest ‘up’ yet. Coupled with the Tigers’ disastrous performance in Pittsburgh, the Royals leapfrogged Detroit...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hello, first-place Royals! Win over A's vaults Kansas City to top of Central

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With yet another tense, white-knuckling affair, the Royals squeezed past the Oakland A's 3-2 on Monday night and regained the lead in the American League Central. The Royals sit on top of the Central perch for the first time since June, now owning a 1/2-game lead over Detroit. Make that eight straight wins for the Royals and 16 of 19 as baseball's hottest...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Take the fifth -- the one inning Royals fans can't afford to miss

There is something about the fifth inning lately that brings out the best in the Royals, and the worst. We all remember that fateful fifth inning Saturday in Oakland when the Royals' defense imploded while giving up eight runs to the A's in an 8-3 loss. But before that, the Royals last Thursday came up with two keys runs in the fifth inning against Minnesota, forging a tie...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 5, 2013

2013: Eric Hosmer drove in five runs as the Royals enjoyed a 13-0 whipping of the Twins at Kauffman Stadium.Hosmer singled in the second inning, homered in the sixth, and doubled in the seventh.The Royals battered Twins starter Kevin Correia for six runs in the second inning. Mike Moustakas led off with a double and George Kottaras walked. Alcides Escobar reached on a bunt single...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals really a “2nd half team”?

A few weeks ago, coming out of the All Star break, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost told everyone he was excited for the second half of the 2014 season.  He noted that the Royals were in better shape at the break than they were in 2013 and that he felt like the team was in a good spot because the Royals are a 2nd half team.  That is certainly cause for optimism, assuming one...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5th Inning Dooms Royals, Lose 8-3

Back-to-back games when the Royals scored one run in very important games. The difference? Yesterday’s game was a shutout, and a shutout is a win 100% of the time. The A’s scored eight runs today, so you can’t tell me that they missed Cespedes…. For today at least. Today, they had no trouble scoring runs against a troubled Royals defense. At the beginning of the fifth inning...
Via Royals Blue
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Come Back, Win 6-3

After standing pat at the trade deadline, Royals fans spent the latter half of today in a bit of a foul mood. A team with a lot of holes, and admittedly so, made absolutely no attempts to make this team better, but still has high hopes of making the playoffs. Sounds crazy, right? That’s because it is. Tonight didn’t get off to a dazzling start, but it finished as one for Yordano...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' again leave too many on base in loss to Royals

Another game, another night in which Minnesota's offense struggled. For the second night in a row, the Twins went just 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position against Kansas City. And once again, it resulted in a loss, this time a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Royals. Though Minnesota's bullpen faltered in a four-run seventh inning, the Twins' lack of timely hitting...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins bullpen falters in 6-3 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday. Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday. Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error. Ventura...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lifeless Royals Lose Again, 2-1 To Red Sox

Here are some tasteful stats that Ryan Landreth has dug up that may give you no hope at all for the Kansas City Royals. “The Royals have outhit their opponent 11 times in their 47 losses, with another 7 times matching their opponent’s hit total. In another 13 games, they’ve had no fewer than two less hits than their opponent did. The Royals have lost 47 times. In just 16 of...
Via Royals Blue
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

One mental misfire and a dozen unused base runners burn Royals in Tampa

This one stings. The Royals put 15 runners on base and scored just three, and shortstop Alcides Escobar made a huge mental error in a frustrating 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Escobar tried to turn a double play by himself in the eighth inning instead of tossing the ball to second baseman Omar Infante for an easy force -- both runners were safe and that opened the door for two...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Investment On Escobar Paying Dividends

The first ever column I wrote for Pine Tar Press, I addressed the Royals shortstop position. Would you rather take the best years of Yuniesky Betancourt, Angel Berroa or Alcides Escobar. You could say I’m rather idiotic for even bringing up that question again, and you would be correct. Because after seeing just how well Escobar has played this first half of 2014, you would have...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar powers Royals in 6-1 victory over Twins

His left leg aching after absorbing yet another foul tip, Alcides Escobar limped into the Royals clubhouse, a boisterous room that had settled down more than an hour after a 6-1 victory over the Twins. Escobar played a critical role in the triumph: He ripped a two-run double to open the scoring, and repeated the feat to bookend his night. At the site of this month’s All-Star Game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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