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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir pitches shutout ball in Astros debut, blanking Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kanas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner past first (Mike Moustakas in the fourth). Kazmir (6-5), who lowered his ERA to 2.24, retired the final nine Royals he faced. Kazmir, acquired by...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir pitches well in Astros debut, beating Royals 4-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kanas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner - Mike Moustakas in the fourth - past first base. Kazmir (6-5), who lowered his ERA to 2.24, retired the final nine batters he faced. Kazmir...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals get Kazmir-ed 4-0 in hurler's Astros debut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner -- Mike Moustakas in the fourth -- past first base. Kazmir (6-5), who lowered his ERA to 2.24, retired the final nine batters he faced. Kazmir...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals get Kazmir-ed 4-0 in hurler's Astros debut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner -- Mike Moustakas in the fourth -- past first base. Kazmir (6-5), who lowered his ERA to 2.24, retired the final nine batters he faced. Kazmir...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Charities Broadcast Auction on FSKC set for August 7

KANSAS CITY -- Royals Charities, together with FOX Sports Kansas City, announced today the sixth-annual Broadcast Auction will now take place on Friday, August 7 when the Royals host the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. The fundraiser was originally scheduled for the FSKC telecast of the series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays on July 10, but was postponed due to an extended rain...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Take Series Behind Dominant Volquez

With two outs in the eighth inning, the third straight sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium came to it’s feet. Why? They were applauding Edinson Volquez and his nearly eight strong innings. The offense, featuring not one, but two, home runs, was able to provide enough run support.   It seems like there have been plenty of nights here lately where the Royals needed their...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Take Series Behind Dominant Volquez

With two outs in the eighth inning, the third straight sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium came to it’s feet. Why? They were applauding Edinson Volquez and his nearly eight strong innings. The offense, featuring not one, but two, home runs, was able to provide enough run support.   It seems like there have been plenty of nights here lately where the Royals needed their...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas' three-run blast gives Royals series win over Pirates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. Volquez (9-5), who won 13 games last season for the Pirates, picked up his first victory since June 26. He allowed one run on eight hits, while walking one and...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas' three-run blast gives Royals series win over Pirates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. Volquez (9-5), who won 13 games last season for the Pirates, picked up his first victory since June 26. He allowed one run on eight hits, while walking one and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas' 3-run homer leads Royals past Pirates, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. Volquez (9-5), who won 13 games last season for the Pirates, picked up his first victory since June 26. He allowed one run on eight hits, while walking one...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Drop Wild Opener Against the Pirates

Kansas City has played some wild, whacky, and long ballgames in the last week. On Friday, they played a day-night doubleheader, and on Saturday they played a thirteen inning marathon. Today’s game was wild, whacky, and long, but the Royals would not come out on top in a match that would last three-and-a-half hours.   Yordano Ventura started this game way back in the first...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals at White Sox: Weekend Recap

It seems like 2014 and 2015 for the Kansas City Royals have been compared an infinite amount of times, so what’s the harm in a few more?   Coming out of the break last year, the Royals were swept by the lowly Houston Astros in a three game set. They went into the All-Star Break at 48-46, and after the first series, it appeared that the so-called “second-half team...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Drop Game One of a Doubleheader to the Kansas City Royals

White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija pitching in a game against the Kansas City Royals on July 17, 2015 — Tyler Courtney The Chicago White Sox started off the second half of their season in a way that they are all too familiar with. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija had a fairly good outing, but the offense didn’t provide him with enough run support in the team’s 4-2 loss to the...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AL-leading Royals open second half with win over White Sox

  Alex Rios and Mike Moustakas homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader. On a scorching afternoon when the ball was carrying, the AL Central leaders took out a team showing some spark after struggling most of the way. Moustakas hit a solo homer in the fifth to give the Royals a 2-1 lead, and Rios capped a...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios, Moustakas homer as Royals beat White Sox 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) The Kansas City Royals were doing just fine without getting much from Alex Rios. They will gladly take any extra lift he can give their lineup. Rios and Mike Moustakas homered, and the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Friday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader. On a scorching afternoon when the ball was carrying, the AL Central leaders returned from the All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios, Moustakas power Royals past White Sox 4-2

CHICAGO -- Alex Rios and Mike Moustakas homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Friday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader. On a scorching afternoon when the ball was carrying, the AL Central leaders took out a team showing some spark after struggling most of the way. Moustakas hit a solo homer in the fifth to give the Royals a 2-1 lead, and Rios capped...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios, Moustakas power Royals past White Sox 4-2

CHICAGO -- Alex Rios and Mike Moustakas homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Friday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader. On a scorching afternoon when the ball was carrying, the AL Central leaders took out a team showing some spark after struggling most of the way. Moustakas hit a solo homer in the fifth to give the Royals a 2-1 lead, and Rios capped...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach can boast of sending three players to All-Star Game

Should Mike Moustakas end up facing Gerrit Cole in Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star Game (FOX, 7 p.m., ET), P.C. Shaw doesn't know whether he'll be excited, nervous or both, but if that scenario does somehow play out, hopefully the at-bat ends with Moustakas making solid contact on a ball to Brandon Crawford, if only for the sake of unity. A longtime baseball coach...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Transformation of Mike Moustakas

  One year ago, he was playing so bad, he was sent to Omaha.  Now, he’s the Royals All-Star Third Baseman Bust!  He’ll never hit.  He’s a liability in the field.  His real name should be Mou-suck a**.  When will Ned Yost play Danny Valencia or Christian Colon and Dayton Moore cut his losses and move on?   This was just a small sample of things that were...
Via Royals Blue
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: All-Star Break Arrives

The All-Star Game is only two days away, and with it comes the usual fanfare regarding omissions, snubs, and the like. Of course, there's always a bit of bad news on the injury front as well. Also, just how good has A.J. Burnett been this season? All-Star Game Final Rosters Is it any surprise that when left to a vote—especially after all the hoopla surrounding fan voting...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Vote results: Mike Moustakas in for the AL; Carlos Martinez in for the NL

The Kansas City Royals really do have the best fans in the game; at least, when it comes to voting for the All-Star game. (Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas won the fan selected Final Vote for the All-Star game on Friday, giving him the honor of being the last player selected onto the American League roster. Moustakas will join...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No Yo: Moustakas wins AL final fan vote

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners of the final fan vote. Moustakas becomes the seventh Royals player set to participate in Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic in Cincinnati. He beat out Minnesota's Brian Dozier, Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Red Sox shortstop...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No Yo: Moustakas wins AL final fan vote

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners of the final fan vote. Moustakas becomes the seventh Royals player set to participate in Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic in Cincinnati. He beat out Minnesota's Brian Dozier, Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Red Sox shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas, Carlos Martinez Win 2015 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote

This embed is invalid" /> Those Missouri residents sure know how to vote. Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez on Friday were named the winners of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Final Vote. The two teams now have a combined 13 representatives at the Midsummer Classic. Moustakas...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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