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The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels Wild Finish on Sunday Night Baseball

The Royals were held hitless for over 8 innings but still managed to top the Angels in extra innings under the lights on Sunday night in Kauffman Stadium. The pitching matchup featured a struggling Yordano Ventura verse Hector Santiago, who’s having a spectacular season with a 2.94 ERA. The Royals started off hot with a single from Alcides Escobar and then an RBI double from Ben...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals keeping window of opportunity open

After an exciting postseason run followed by a devastating loss in game seven of last year's fall classic, many expected the Kansas City Royals to regress in 2015.  If the heartbreak of falling one win shy of clinching a World Series title in front our their home crowd wasn't enough to haunt the Royals, other teams across the league began to stockpile talent this past winter to...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Should be Kansas City Royals’ Starting Second Baseman

TORONTO, CANADA – AUGUST 1: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Alcides Escobar #2 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) At 63-44, the Kansas City Royals are clicking and playing well...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals aren't panicking, but they'd like to salvage a road-trip split

With the largest division lead in the majors, the Kansas City Royals aren't terribly alarmed by a rough stretch. The AL Central leaders, though, would like to salvage a split of this 10-game road trip Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Kansas City (63-43) owns the league's best record and is atop the Central by 9 1/2 games on Minnesota. That lofty standing makes it easy for the...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez to drop appeal of three-game suspension

Following MLB's announcement that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez will serve a three-game suspension for throwing intentionally at Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar, the team quickly retorted by saying they will appeal.That appeal was short lived.Sanchez's hit-by-pitch sparked a brawl that had been brewing for several innings.During his appeal process, Sanchez...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez drops appeal of 3-game suspension

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth inning Sunday in a victory over the Royals. Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Escobar after warnings had been put in place. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf issued warnings after Kansas City's Edinson Volquez hit Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Bad boys of 2015

For many years, the Kansas City Royals were not known for being successful. When the season started, they were expected to finish dead last. The Royals were almost always sellers at the deadline, with players like Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon leaving, and in return a hope of a brighter future next season. Well now that next season has come, and the Royals are taking on the rest...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches clear during Royals-Blue Jays game

It’s a day that ends in -Y. The Kansas City Royals are pissing teams off by throwing at players once again. Sunday’s situation in Toronto started in the first inning when Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson with the first pitch of his at bat. (video here because MLBAM is stupid) Note that home plate umpire Jim Wolf warns both benches after the plunking, which would seemingly...
Via The Outside Corner
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches, bullpens clear in tense Royals-Blue Jays game

TORONTO -- Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth inning on Sunday. It was the climax of a game-long spat that began when Royals starter Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson on the left arm in the first inning. Donaldson and Volquez traded stares and words as the Blue Jays slugger...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals’ Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar Combine For Jaw-Dropping Play (Video)

The Kansas City Royals are feeling it right now, in all aspects of the game. The Royals are red-hot and making a claim to be the best team in baseball. The reigning American League champions have won four in a row, seven of 10 and are now 61-38, a whole nine games ahead of Minnesota in the American League Central. They’re also making some highlight-reel plays, including an unbelievable...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Official Video: Alcides Escobar & Omar Infante's sick flip play

Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante fields Cleveland Indian Roberto Perez's grounder and backhand flips to SS Alcides Escobar.....who barehands and throws to first for the out.Bam!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals Make the Prettiest Darn Out of the Season

It is seldom that you can call a play to make a single out pretty, but the one the Kansas City Royals infield made in the ninth inning of a 2-1 game is one of the prettiest darn outs you are ever going to see. The catch and flip from Omar Infante to shortstop Alcides Escobar was awesome by itself, but then Escobar riffled the ball over to first for the out.I believe the saying...
Via FatManWriting
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar turn dazzling play for Royals

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via Bloguin Best
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: This play by Royals’ Infante, Escobar will not let you sleep tonight

The Kansas City Royals’ middle infield is already known for having the best hands in the business defensively. The play below showcases the capabilities of second baseman Omar Infante and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who turned a clean hit into one of the best plays of the year. The Royals went on to win the game 2-1 to continue their unstoppable performance this year. They maintain...
Via Baseball Essential
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar Provides Walk Off Heroics in Low-Scoring Royals’ Victory

Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer, left, mobs teammate Alcides Escobar with Mike Moustakas (8) and Cheslor Cuthbert (19) following his game-winning hit during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Royals defeated the Astros 2-1 in ten innings. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Less than 24 hours...
Via The Sports Journal
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's single in the 10th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although Alcides Escobar didn't make solid contact, he immediately knew he had a game-winning hit. Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's single in the 10th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although Alcides Escobar didn't make solid contact, he immediately knew he had a game-winning hit. Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's RBI single in 10th lifts Royals past Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper to shallow right gave the Royals the win and snapped the Astros' five-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Star votes, yes. Top-selling jerseys? For Royals, not so much

Good thing jersey sales don't determine All-Star starting berths. If they did, the Kansas City Royals contingent in Cincinnati last week would have been a whole lot smaller. The Royals dominated the voting for the American League All-Star team, with catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon earning starting spots. Relievers Wade...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Carlos Sanchez Believes he can Improve Offensively

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 17: Carlos Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox forces out Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals during the first inning on July 17, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox’ offensive difficulties have been a major reason why the team hasn’t lived up to the expectations that were set...
Via The Sports Journal
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Tyler Saladino Making Good Impressions

Chicago White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino cannot make the play on a single by Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Tyler Saladino was no different than any other player when he made his major-league debut on July 10 at Wrigley Field. The third baseman was excited for the moment...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

KC Dominates the All-Star Game

The Final player has been announced for the American League All-Star Game, and the Voting Machine that is the Kansas City Royals Fan base has done it again.  Mike Moustakas has been voted into the 2015 Mid Summer Classic.  Moose beats out Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes, and Xander Bogaerts  to take the final spot.  Brett Gardner who was also in the running was placed on the...
Via Royals Blue
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gordon injury overshadows Royals' 9-7 win over Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson hit two-run homers, Alcides Escobar had four hits and the Kansas City Royals pounded Rays All-Star Chris Archer before holding off Tampa Bay 9-7 on Wednesday night. The Royals lost All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon to a strained groin in the fourth inning. He was hurt on Logan Forsythe's inside-the-park homer. Dyson countered with an...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Mid-Term Grades

  Yesterday marked the halfway point in the Kansas City Royals 2015 season.  A season that by all accounts has been fantastic to watch, and has the Royals in first place in the Central and the entire American League.  Thus we as bloggers must analyze the first half of things.  However with that said, I must provide a few caveats before letting you read any further. ...
Via Royals Blue
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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