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Royals Advance With Walk-Off in Extras

Last night, the American League Wildcard Game featured the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals.  KC hadn't been to the playoffs in 29 years, and the town was still buzzing over the Chiefs beat down of Tom Brady and the Patriots the night before, across the parking lot, at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.  Kauffman Stadium with 106.9% filled and 40,502 fans...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at Predictions

  A look back into some of my predictions before the 2014 season, and some break down of how I fared in those predictions. It is interesting to go back in time, and attempt to put yourself in that mindset after you have seen what the outcome is. Hind sight is always 20/20     I think Billy Butler will bounce back Billy Butler has gotten his share of criticism for a lot of things...
Via Royals Blue
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals return to October

For the first time since winning the World Series in 1985, the Kansas City Royals are post-season bound. It took nearly 29 years, but they did it with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. The Royals have clinched at least a Wild Card spot next week, as they’ll begin play Saturday just one game behind the Detroit Tigers, which lost at home to Minnesota, for...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Party time, Kansas City style! Royals in postseason for first time since '85

CHICAGO -- Let the party begin, Royals fans! The Royals, once a late-night punch line for comics on national TV, are going to the postseason for the first time since 1985, thus ending the longest playoff-absence of any major professional team in North America. The Royals did this with a 3-1 triumph over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night behind strong starting pitching from Jeremy...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Aoki power Royals to 6-2 win over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central. The first-place Tigers led the Royals by 1 1/2 games at the start of the night. Alcides Escobar also homered for a Royals offense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Sorry, Old Spice, but Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar already have a scent they like to rock on the baseball field -- and you can only find it the women's section. 
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 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

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
August 19, 2014  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  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
August 17, 2014  |  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
August 12, 2014  |  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
August 06, 2014  |  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
July 31, 2014  |  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
July 31, 2014  |  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
July 31, 2014  |  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
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