This Date In Royals History–July 23, 2011

2011: The Royals scored one run in the ninth to tie the game, then won it with a run in the bottom of the 10th, defeating Tampa Bay 5-4 at Kauffman Stadium.Facing Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth in the ninth, Chris Getz walked with one out. Alcides Escobar grounded into a force out, but Alex Gordon slammed a double into right-center and Escobar sped around the bases with the tying...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Meeting Sparks Club, Royals Beat Sox 7-1

  Alert the presses: The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs tonight. Without Eric Hosmer (hand contusion) and Lorenzo Cain (rest) I was afraid that that would be a tall task for Kansas City. Alas, it was not. Mike Moustakas got the scoring started with a solo homerun in the second inning. The White Sox would rally in the fourth inning with a “Big Donkey” Adam Dunn homerun...
Via Royals Blue
3 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar keeps bidding to be an All-Star as he leads Royals past Twins

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar continues to make his case to reach the All-Star Game on the very field where this year's game will be played. Escobar powered the Royals' offense with a pair of two-run doubles that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Monday night. Escobar got the Royals on the board in the second when he smoked a ball of the right-field fence...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins can't solve Duffy, drop opener to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBI on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals beat Twins 6-1 in series opener

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and is...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals First Half Breakdown

    The Kansas City Royals have reached the halfway point at 42-39. The season thus far has been a let down, for me at least. The Royals headed into May at 14-12, but things would head south. Kansas City would saunter through the month winning a mere twelve games. They would need to have a miraculous turn around if they were going to fulfill the expectations of the fans. Just like...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Zack: Royals Beat Dodgers 5-3

Welcome back, Zack! The Royals roughed up their former teammate for five earned runs in just 5.2 innings. The fans of Kansas City certainly did not give Zack Greinke a warm welcome. The same can be said for the guys we traded for him. Lorenzo Cain had two hits as well as Alcides Escobar. The hit parade got started with a Salvador Perez solo bomb to left field. Two batters later,...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't boo Zack Greinke, Royals fans -- thank him for the pieces he brought to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Boo Zack Greinke? After all he's done for you? There's Lorenzo Cain, tracking down another screaming liner in right field and making it look easy. There's Cain with another two-hit night, raising his average to .314. There's Alcides Escobar at short, keeping one of the best defensive infields in baseball water-tight. There's Escobar with another...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Cy Young winner bites the dust courtesy of the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guess all it takes is a Cy Young winner to show up and get the Royals' offense going again. For the third time in a week, the Royals knocked out a Cy Young winner, this time Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, in a 5-3 win Monday night that snapped a four-game skid. Last week the Royals roughed up Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. The Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Alcides Escobar exits after HBP

The Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Royals to two and a half games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Salvador Perez had two hits in the losing effort. There was a bit of concern as shortstop Alcides Escobar left the game after being hit by pitch. He was 0-for-1 with a strikeout and was...
Via MLB Injury News
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence

As of June1, 2014, the Kansas City Royals were in last place in the American League Central with a 25-30 record, 6.5 games behind the 1st place Detroit Tigers.  Yesterday, the Royals beat the Tigers for a 2nd straight day, and now sit alone atop the AL Central in first place thanks to a 9 game win streak!#450791524 / gettyimages.comThe Royals improved to 12-3 in June, and have a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffy takes the hill as Royals seek their sixth straight win

Given their recent success in Chicago, another road game against the White Sox would only seem to help the Kansas City Royals' chances of securing their longest win streak of the season. The Royals, though, might not have one of their hottest hitters available. Alcides Escobar's status is unclear Saturday as Kansas City tries for a sixth consecutive victory. Kansas City ...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove winner? All-Star? It's all on the table for Royals' Escobar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Theories abound why Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be headed toward a career year. Is it the influence of second baseman Omar Infante? "I think that has a lot to do with it," manager Ned Yost says. "He's around Omar every day, picking his brain, learning all the things a veteran like Omar knows. "It can't help but to influence...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Break Out the Brooms, Royals Beat Tribe, 4-1 to Sweep Series

        The offense was quiet on both sides until Kansas City scored in the bottom of the third on a Mike Moustakas double. With one out, a sacrifice fly (pop-up) scored Alcides Escobar from third. Things weren’t really happening, so Esky was making them happen. Next comes Eric Hosmer, who drew his first walk since May 25th. Through four, the Royals had a 3-0 lead. This game...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals use four sacrifice flies to beat Indians, 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians for seven stingy innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored all of their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday. The four sacrifice flies tied a franchise record, and the Royals became only the second team to score four runs all on sacrifice flies since it became an official stat in 1954. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pesky Royals rally again, nearly steal one, but ultimately fall to Cards in 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This would have been a great one to steal. The Cardinals, in control all night behind ace Adam Wainwright, suddenly were in danger of blowing it to the suddenly pesky Royals, who put up two runs in the ninth to tie it 2-2. But with the winning run on second and one out, Mike Moustakas was called out on strikes. Then, unfortunately, shortstop Alcides Escobar smoked...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals disastrous home-stand ends in a thud in loss to Royals

The Cardinals were searching for a much needed jolt in their last game of this nine game home-stand after being shutout their previous two games. A golden opportunity came in the Bottom of the 1st with just one out. Yadier Molina was at the plate, which tonight marked his 10th anniversary of his Major League debut. Molina grounded into an inning ending double play, beautifully turned...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals rally to beat Blue Jays 8-6 in 10

TORONTO -- Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals overcame two home runs by Edwin Encarnacion to beat the Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday night, snapping Toronto's winning streak at nine games. Facing Todd Redmond (0-4), Alcides Escobar singled to begin the 10th. Pedro Ciriaco was hit on the front of the helmet while squaring to bunt and Nori...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals outlast the Angels for huge win in 13 innings

OK, so there probably are no "must-wins" in May. But the Royals, reeling a bit from three losses in four games, really needed a feel-good victory Saturday night in Anaheim, California. And they got it, thanks to seven flawless innings of relief from their outstanding bullpen, and with a little help from the Angels defense. The Royals won 7-4 in 13 innings, pushing across...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 7

You might not find his replacement, but with Jose Fernandez out for the season there are guys all over the free agent pile that are worth picking up. They’re not going to be Fernandez (and it most likely won’t be close), but they can be solid pieces (at least in the short term). As for offense, they’re are always guys riding hot streaks every week.  Here are some players...
Via Baseball Professor
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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