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Royals look to keep riding newest wave of confidence

It wasn't long ago that the Kansas City Royals ascended to the top of the AL Central behind their longest winning streak in two decades. While their current run is far more modest, it has at least given them sole possession of second place. The Royals seek a fifth consecutive win overall and sixth straight at home against the sputtering Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. A...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn’s Awful Throw Leads To ‘Little League Home Run’ (Video)

Terry Francona probably needed a lot of antacid on Thursday night. That’s because the Cleveland Indians manager saw his team lose to the Kansas City Royals in 14 innings. That probably wasn’t the most aggravating part of the night, though. That came in the eighth inning when Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas hit a slicing fly ball down the left-field line. Indians left fielder Ryan...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  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
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Royals Top Indians In Extras

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Keith Allison / Creative Commons The Kansas City Royals have fallen behind since they were 1st in the division, but haven been coming back lately, taking down the Cleveland Indians in extra innings. The Royals took the lead in the 8th inning when Mike Moustakas scored on a throwing error. In the 9th inning, Yan Gomes singled to center scoring Carlos...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn Defensive Debacle Results In Easiest Inside-The-Park Home Run Ever

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn is singlehandedly responsible for giving up this inside-the-park home run to Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas. I know some Detroit Tigers fans that are laughing about this one. Missing the catch is one thing (you can see the whole play here), but that throw was beyond awful. [Deadspin] The post Ryan Raburn Defensive Debacle Results In Easiest...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #33: Cleveland Indians (51-50) at Kansas City Royals (50-50)

The Cleveland Indians will look to make up ground in the American League Central Division while trying to hold off the hard charging Kansas City Royals. The two teams will play a four-game set starting Thursday night from Kauffman Stadium. Cleveland (51-50) could not ride a strong series against Detroit into the Twin Cities, as they dropped two of three to Minnesota at Target Field...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 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
5 days ago  |  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
5 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
5 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals blow numerous chances, give one away to Red Sox

All season long, the Royals have talked about being a big "second-half team" and that no one should worry about their scuffuling through the first half. But the second half started out almost identical to the first, with an agonizing 5-4 loss to the Red Sox in Boston on Friday night. The Royals squandered a 4-1 lead and had a chance to bust the game wide open early and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Are Between A Rock And A Hard Place

This will be tough to write. It pains me to write it, because a month ago in this space, I said that the Royals had “a great chance” to win the division. Since that piece was posted, even including the win that day, the Royals have gone 10-14. So for roughly 1/6 of the season, they’ve played like a 68-win team. Sorry about that, fellow fans. I thought the Royals had figured...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raking Catchers, and Injuries–or as We Like to Call it, Wednesday

Yesterday was a rough day for a few of the Kansas City Royals starters. Following his start on Tuesday night Jason Vargas was rushed to the hospital for an emergency Appendectomy.   According to Ned Yost, “there were no complication, and everything went great.”  Which is good news.  There is currently no timetable for his return, but it is expect that Bruce “The Big Tipper”...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals ready to lock down second straight series win with victory over Indians

Behind a productive offense and some outstanding work on the mound, the Kansas City Royals have been the best road team in the majors since the beginning of last month. Now the Royals have an opportunity to lock down their second straight series win on a nine-game, three-city trip. Kansas City seeks its fifth win in six games overall and 12th in 14 road contests Saturday night when...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Royals Blank Twins

The Kansas City Royals have been the shocker of the season this year, and they continued rolling forward with a shutout win against the Minnesota Twins. The scoring started early in the 2nd inning when Mike Moustakas singled, scoring Raul Ibanez and giving the Royals a 1 run lead. Jarrod Dyson singled later in the 2nd, scoring Moustakas to give the Royals a 2 run lead. Kansas City...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals overtake Tigers for first place in AL Central

The Kansas City Royals are currently in first place in the AL Central. Their lead over the Detroit Tigers, while only a game and a half, is a lead nonetheless. While Royals manager Ned Yost tried modestly to down play the significance, it certainly is notable. Tuesday’s game against the Tigers was Kansas City’s 70th game of the season. The last time the Royals held a lead in...
Via Sports-Glory
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals win ninth straight to move into first in AL Central

DETROIT -- Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas homered as part of a seven-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals took over first place in the AL Central on Tuesday night with their ninth straight victory, 11-4 over the Detroit Tigers. Gordon and Moustakas hit two-run shots off Max Scherzer, and Kansas City has won the first two games of this four-game series emphatically. The Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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