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Top Royals 2013 pick Dozier set to build on Double-A struggles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hunter Dozier, the Royals' top pick in the 2013 draft, surveyed the Kauffman Stadium scene last Friday as a sellout crowd began filing in. "The atmosphere here is amazing," Dozier noted, his eyes gazing toward the stands. "This is where you want to be." And playing at Kauffman Stadium is where the Royals want Dozier to be as well, within...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy Exits Early, Hendriks Wears Ugly Loss to Yankees

Danny Duffy’s final pitch count would be…. One. After throwing the first pitch, Duffy shook his arm rather awkwardly, and third baseman Mike Moustakas motioned for Ned Yost and Nick Kenny to come have a look at the Royals young lefty. Duffy left the game, and they determined in the second inning that it was because of left shoulder soreness. I don’t mean to alarm anybody, but…...
Via Royals Blue
23 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

A patient Moose is a better Moose -- by far

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All you had to do was observe the game Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas had Wednesday night to recognize why the team's front office is so reluctant to give up on him. Moustakas was the Royals' entire offense essentially, blasting a two-run homer in the second inning, and then a clutch two-out RBI hit in the fourth to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. But...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals stay hot in 4-3 victory over Diamondbacks

The impulse struck Mike Moustakas mid-sprint. He could not deduce its origins. “I don’t have any kind of explanation,” Moustakas said. “It just kind of happened.” What happened was this: He dove into first base to beat out a double-play ball in the ninth inning of a 4-3 Royals victory, waited for a challenge from his dugout to overturn the call and pocketed his fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals don't care how the job gets done as long as wins keep piling up

The Kansas City Royals aren't concerned with how they get it done just as long as the wins keep piling up. They'll try for a fourth straight victory and road series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. One night after recording double-digit hits for a third straight game in a 12-2 rout of Arizona, Kansas City (59-53) was held to five but held on for a 4-3...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moustakas Powers Surging Royals Past Arizona, 4-3

Is Mike Moustakas fixed? Here’s a better question – are the Royals fixed? Moustakas provided all of the offense, Yordano Ventura did his job and the bullpen was nails yet again as Kansas City downed Arizona 4-3. The Royals won their fifth consecutive series, continuing to achieve success that seemed next to impossible just two weeks ago. The club won their sixth straight road...
Via Royals Blue
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs strand 11, again fall to Royals

PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second game. Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six-game road...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moustakas homers, collects four RBI as Royals hold off D-backs

Make that five straight series the Royals have won. And after pulling out a 4-3 nail-biter Wednesday night in Arizona, Kansas City also pulled within 3 1/2 games of first-place Detroit. They remain a 1/2 game out of the second wild-card spot. Mike Moustakas was the offensive hero, driving in all four runs, two with his 14th homer of the season, which leads the team. Rookie Yordano...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat D-backs 4-3 for another series win

PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second game. Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six-game road...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas (3B, KC) – Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Ignore in Most Leagues, Consider Adding in Very Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Once one of the top prospects in all of baseball, and on many popular sleepers lists, Mike Moustakas has been one of the biggest fantasy baseball busts in the last few years. In 2010, his final full season in the minors, he blasted […]
Via RotoBaller
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Ryan Rayburn has defensive meltdown, allows "little league home run"

Ryan Rayburn of the Cleveland Indians is hardly a defensive genius, but what he did on Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals is as bad as it gets.With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Mike Moustakas stepped to the plate in a scoreless game. That's when the fun started in left field.Your browser does not support iframes.In total fairness to Rayburn, it isn&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Cleveland Indians LF Ryan Raburn Throws Ball to CF...Allowing Moustaka to score an 'Inside-the-park-HR-error'

Mike Moustakas doubles and then comes around to score on a throwing error by Indians left fielder Ryan Raburn. Perhaps the most errant throwing error in MLB history.Your browser does not support iframes.KC 2, CLE 1 in 14.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn spikes throw, allows ‘inside-the-park HR’

In a 0-0 game in the bottom of the 8th inning, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a lazy fly ball down the left-field line. Raburn slid for it, but the ball bounced off his glove and rolled over to the wall. Moustakas seemed content jogging into second for a stand-up double until Raburn tried to throw the ball, as if he wasn’t bad enough with his glove. It turned...
Via Bloguin Best
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn makes comically bad throw to cost Indians a run (Video)

Ryan Raburn made a screwup of epic proportions on Thursday night when he misplayed a ball so badly against the Royals that it allowed Mike Moustakas to circle the bases and score the first run of the game. Moustakas was batting in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out in a scoreless game […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Rounds the Bases on Little League Blunder by Ryan Raburn

The Royals were dominated by Corey Kluber on Thursday night, but somehow managed to record one run on this pathetically odd play by Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn. Please watch as Raburn misses on a valid dive attempt before pounding the ball into the warning track, thus allowing Mike Moustakas to score the game’s first run:   Follow Andrew Doughty on Twitter @Adoughty88  ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

The throw from center field was true, and Mike Moustakas understood he would require good fortune to snap a ninth-inning deadlock. Major-league baseball outlawed home-plate collisions this last offseason, so Moustakas said he chose the next best option, “trying to slide in hard” toward Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers. Flowers wrapped his glove around the baseball and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals feel much better leaving Chicago than they did arriving

CHICAGO -- Manager Ned Yost had reason to finally smile a bit after the Royals gutted out a tense 2-1 win Wednesday over the White Sox and thus won the series, taking two of three. "I certainly feel better leaving Chicago than I did when we got here," Yost said. And Yost maintained that his confidence in his club did not waver, despite a four-game slide and having lost...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in ninth

CHICAGO -- Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers could handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach Putnam (3-2), the last of four White Sox pitchers. Alcides Escobar...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 23, 2014  |  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
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas homers twice as Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over White Sox

Dayton Moore tapped his hand against the back of a bench. Seated next to him, Ned Yost kicked his foot up against a nearby railing. Together they sat inside the visitors’ dugout Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field and watched the latest edition of the Royals take batting practice. Moore built this roster. Yost guides it. Shortly before Moore flew into Chicago to visit his free-falling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals call players-only meeting in Chicago, air it out

CHICAGO -- Just after 4 p.m. on game days, the visiting clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field is almost always filled with players milling around, munching on snacks or watching TV. But Tuesday around this time, the Royals' clubhouse was vacant of players. They had all gathered in a separate room in a players-only meeting to air out all that was on their minds. The meeting lasted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Colon, Mike Moustakas back Yordano Ventura in Royals’ 7-1 victory over Cleveland

Christian Colon heard the news around 5:45 p.m., a few hours before Friday’s 7-1 Royals’ victory. He was walking off the field after scooping groundballs before the game when Royals manager Ned Yost pulled him aside. Colon, Yost explained, would start at second base. When Omar Infante suffered a recurrence of tightness in his lower back, the team scratched him and inserted Colon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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