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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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals rough up White Sox ace Sale, Keep pressure on 1st-place Tigers

  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 1½ games at the start of the night. Alcides Escobar also homered for a Royals offense that had been scuffling...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' offense finally comes alive with revamped order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost is not one who enjoys shaking up his batting order. But with his offense mired in a hoorendous three-week slump and the division title slipping away, Yost finally got out of his comfort zone. Yost put speed at the top of the order (Alcides Escobar, Nori Aoki, Lorenzo Cain) and the bottom (Jarrod Dyson), and the Royals' slumbering offense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 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
9 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
12 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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost calls out Royals fans after walk-off win

The Kansas City Royals came away with a dramatic walk-off win against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. With his team trailing 1-0 in the ninth, Alex Gordon blasted a two-run homer that scored Alcides Escobar and gave the Royals a much-needed win to protect their 1.5-game lead in the NL Central. Despite that, manager […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  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
29 days 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
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

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
August 12, 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

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
August 11, 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

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
August 05, 2014  |  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
August 02, 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

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
July 23, 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

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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