After acing 'hard' part of the schedule, Royals now must handle the cupcakes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cinderella didn't just survive the gantlet. She went all medieval on its backside. The Kansas City Royals used Oakland, Arizona, San Francisco and Oakland (reprise) as a launch pad to the penthouse, a prelude toward scoreboard watching and October dreaming. Now comes the hard part. The cupcakes. Rows and rows and rows of 'em. "Suddenly, a playoff...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fade away as A's lumber lights up the scoreboard at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Well, if it was necessary for the Royals' eight-game winning streak to finally end, best to spare the fans any late-game heartbreak. The Royals' pitching collapsed early and late, and the Oakland A's, who had lost three of four to Kansas City this season, bounced back with a vengeance, 11-3. The A's battered the Royals for 20 hits. Manager Ned...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Well, Well, Well How The Turn Tables

The day was July 22. The Royals were reeling, losing their first four games after the All-Star break. They had fallen behind Cleveland in the standings, and were in danger of dropping another spot to Chicago. The Royals had to face the White Sox for a second game, but were without their number two starter, Jason Vargas.Prior to the game, Dayton Moore had flown to Chicago and addressed...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Salvage Series and Beat Chen, Royals 10-3 in Finale

It can almost be expected when you remember that Ned Yost puts out his “white flag” lineup each and every Sunday. While the season finale loss was frustrating, Royals fans must remember to think about the big picture. Carlos Santana homered two more times and the Indians finally broke out of their slump, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak with a 10-3 win on Sunday...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Royals send Chen to mound to finish off four-game sweep of Indians

After coming out of the All-Star break with four straight losses, the Kansas City Royals have once again found their stride. They're now in a position to finish off a four-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians and extend their winning streak to six in Sunday's series finale. After a 7-5 win Saturday in which they came back from five runs down after the second inning, the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense awakens! Royals snap four-game skid with thumping of ChiSox

CHICAGO -- Under the watchful eye of general manager Dayton Moore, who arrived in the Windy City earlier in the day, and after an air-it-out players-only meeting before the game, the Royals finally snapped out of their funk, belting the White Sox 7-1 on Tuesday night. The win snapped a four-game slide for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost simply was relieved to get in the win column after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox

CHICAGO -- Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Moustakas, who has 12 homers this season, went 3 for 5 with three RBIs. The Royals entered the game with a major league-worst 55 homers and had managed a total of six runs during...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jul 22

Tuesday’s probable starters are rather underwhelming — just nine of the day’s 30 pitchers rank 100 or better, though several check in at 99-point-something. Bruce Chen, who’s filling in for Jason Vargas in Kansas City’s rotation, comes in at 109.1 against the White Sox. Steamer projects a 4.05 ERA the rest of the way for Chen, but the rankings say he’ll go fairly deep...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: Three questions the Royals must answer in the second half

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On one hand, you've been watching the first Kansas City Royals team to reach July 13 with a winning record (48-46) since 2003. On the other, there's a good chunk of the fan base who see a talented team, the second-best team in the American League Central, that might be underachieving and should be closer than 6.5 games back of Detroit at the start of the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Ride Big Seventh Inning, Win Game 5-2

Round one of Verlander vs. Chen goes to Yordano Ventura. Technically, Yordano Ventura got the win, but Bruce Chen gave us 5.1 innings of decent work. In his first start off the DL, Chen only allowed two earned runs, and struck out two batters. While this does not qualify as a quality start, for Bruce this was certainly quality. Royals pitchers haven’t quite figured out Austin Jackson...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals salvage some pride -- and history says they'll salvage the second half, too

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It didn't save a series. But it sure beat the living Shinola out of the alternative. "It's huge," said veteran pitcher Bruce Chen, Sunday's emergency starter, after the division-chasing Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-2 win over the division-leading Detroit Tigers -- the former's first home victory against the latter since Sept. 8...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-game sweep by Detroit? Not if Chen, Royals can help it

For the first time in six seasons, Justin Verlander is not on the AL All-Star roster. However, he does have a chance to enter the break on a three-star winning streak. He'll look to help the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers complete a four-game sweep and improve to 7-0 on the road against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. A six-time All-Star, Verlander (8-7, 4.84 ERA) has endured...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripper Calls Out 2 Royals Pitchers on Twitter for Being Cheap

Apparently on Sunday night, two Royals pitchers, Yordano Ventura and Bruce Chen, went to a Minnesota strip club. For players who both make well over $1 million, they didn’t act like it, supposedly spending just $20. We know this information because a stripper at that club tweeted about the encounter. Here’s a screenshot of her […] The post Stripper Calls Out 2 Royals Pitchers...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripper calls out two Royals pitchers for being cheapskates

Royals pitchers Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura crossed the wrong stripper. Isabel Kennedy, writer and stripper based out of Minneapolis, was on-hand to witness how some Royals players acted while in a strip club. She wasn’t afraid to call-out a couple of players for their cheapness. I'm about shaming trashdick pro athletes @ work; the #KCRoyals players that came in last night...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripper calls out Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura for being cheap

The Kansas City Royals are opening up a series against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, and apparently a couple of their players decided to check out some of the local scenery when they flew into the Twin Cities on Sunday. From what we gather, pitchers Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura dropped by a strip club. […]
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Fire and Rain Don’t mix: Royals fall miserably 6-2

    This game was absolutely miserable. There were so many things wrong with this game. Where do I begin? First of all, The Kansas City Royals are the worst at managing rain delays. After a four-hour rain delay, there might have been 1,000 people left in what started out as a 21,000+ crowd. Secondly, after the team was already down 2-0 at the end of the second rain delay, it almost...
Via Royals Blue
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Bruce Chen activated

The Kansas City Royals have decided to active left-handed pitcher Bruce Chen from the 60-day DL. They will be sending him to the bullpen for a long relief role. The Royals needed to clear roster space. They sent reliever Tim Collins to Triple-A Omaha to make the space for Chen. Also, they designated lefty Donnie Joseph for assignment as reported by Andy McCullough.Bruce Chen...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals activate Chen, demote Collins, DFA Joseph

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a flurry of moves involving left-handers, the Royals activated Bruce Chen, demoted Tim Collins and designated for assignment Donnie Joseph. None of the moves were particularly surprising. Chen was eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, and the Royals did so promptly. Chen will be used in long relief, manager Ned Yost said. Collins, like Louis Coleman...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals DFA Joseph, Activate Chen

      According to Andy McCullough on his Twitter account, the Royals have activated Bruce Chen from the 60 day DL, sent Tim Collins to AAA Omaha and have designated Donnie Joseph for assignment.   Bruce Chen has been rehabbing in AAA Omaha, and thus far as struggled this season posting a 7.45 ERA for the big league club and a 8.22 ERA for Omaha.   Donnie Joseph and Tim Collins...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Bruce Chen, Nori Aoki, Danny Valencia

The Kansas City Royals entered a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners a half of a game ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. At 39-33, the Royals have been balance offensively and on the mound, 14th in scoring and 14th in team ERA. For the Royals to continue to win, they will need solid play across the board and contributions from eventually returning players...
Via MLB Injury News
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Bruce Chen rehab results

Kansas City Royals lefty Bruce Chen, on the DL since April 25 with back issues, made his second rehab start on Sunday, reports Josh Vernier of Fox Sports KC.#Royals Bruce Chen's rehab start with Omaha - 4 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 56 pitches, 40 strikes.— Josh Vernier (@JoshVernier610) June 8, 2014 Chen made four starts before being place on the DL, posting a record...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Updates: Yordano Ventura, Bruce Chen, Luke Hochevar

The Kansas City Royals kicked off a four-game, home & home series with cross-state rival St. Louis on Monday night, cruising to an easy 6-0 victory.  The two continue the series today with James Shields (6-3) taking on Jaime Garcia (1-0).  Pitching should be superb in this matchup, with some fantastic pairings en route.  The Royals provided an update on three of their pitchers...
Via MLB Injury News
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Bruce Chen to start rehab assignment

On April 29, Bruce Chen received an epidural to combat an inflamed disc in his back. The team wasn't sure if he could pitch his next few games. This injury turned into a long term issue. The most likely candidate to replace Chen was long-man Danny Duffy whom battled Chen for the spot in Spring Training. Other candidates were Brett Tomko, Chris Dwyer, and John Lamb. Duffy...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Share Continued Bad News for Pitching Staff

The Kansas City Royals experienced a scary moment over the weekend when Yordano Ventura left Monday’s start with elbow discomfort. The organization announced a setback to prospect Kyle Zimmer. It has been a rough few days to be a Kansas City pitcher. Ventura has been a huge positive in the rotation this year for the Royals. Despite his record of two wins and five losses...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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