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WATCH: Cleveland Indians Pitcher Sporting Boxing Gloves Against Kansas City Royals

Cleveland’s Tervor Bauer, scheduled to pitch today, took last night’s opener of a three-game set against Kansas City as an opportunity to take a “jab” at the Royals by sporting a pair of boxing gloves while in the dugout. You will notice the announcers try to keep it light-hearted by saying it’s interesting way for Bauer to keep his hands warm, but let’s be honest,...
Via Sports Mockery
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Ball Played: Defense, bullpen, and score all favored Royals

Corey Kluber entered the night with 495 career strikeouts and it was largely expected that he would record number 500 on Monday night. The Kansas City Royals are the most difficult team in MLB to strike out, however, and it took Corey until the sixth inning to achieve that 500th strikeout when he froze Lorenzo Cain. Unfortunately, even that moment of triumph was brief as three batters...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: April 28

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Frank White belted two home runs and a double, leading the Royals to a 5-2 win […]
Via Pine Tar Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer Ready For Feisty Royals, Wears Boxing Gloves In Dugout (Video)

Trevor Bauer was more than ready for a fight Monday night. The Cleveland Indians pitcher took a light-hearted approach to opening a three-game series with Major League Baseball’s newest bad boys, the Kansas City Royals. Bauer could be seen in the dugout early in the game wearing a pair of boxing gloves, presumably to protect himself in case any sort of brawl started. A brawl isn’t...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals in Crucial Stretch Early

Over the course of a Major League Baseball season, teams will face a few stretches that can define their team. What the Kansas City Royals began last night and face over the next couple weeks is one of those stretches. You hate to put too much significance on games played so early in the season, […]
Via Pine Tar Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 666: The Josh Hamilton Trade by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Salvador Perez, Erik Kratz, and emergency catchers and then discuss Josh Hamilton`s return to Texas.
Via Baseball Prospectus
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guthrie looks to overcome past struggles against the Tribe

A home-heavy stretch of games would be good news for most teams looking to shake off a slow start. The Cleveland Indians seem to be a rare exception. The Indians try to avoid their second four-game skid of the season Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Returning to Progressive Field following a disappointing road trip didn't help the Indians (6-12), who committed three...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Came Ready to Fight the Kansas City Royals

After an unexpected World Series run last season the Kansas City Royals are in the toughest position in baseball--they have to prove they were not a flash in the pan. A historically bad team, the Royals want to become a reliable contender now, but they know they are going to have a fight on their hands.So far this season they have been bringing plenty of fight which is why Trevor...
Via FatManWriting
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas 4-5, Royals Top Indians, 6-2

To say that Kansas City was in desperate need for a win after a back-to-back losses might be a bit of a stretch. But to keep back-to-back losses from spiraling downward, the Royals would need to take the first game of the series from the Indians. They did just that as Mike Moustakas put on an offensive clinic to back Jason Vargas’ two run pitching performance.   You cannot...
Via Royals Blue
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals keep Kluber winless, beat Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals kept AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber winless this season, beating the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Monday night. Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. After going 18-9 last year, he hasn't won in five starts and has a 4.24 ERA. Gordon drove in two runs, and had a go...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon, Moustakas, Royals keep Kluber winless, beat Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals kept AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber winless this season, beating the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Monday night. Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. After going 18-9 last year, he hasn't won in five starts and has a 4.24 ERA. Gordon drove in two runs, and had a go-ahead...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lack of Offense and Defense Sends Tribe to Another Loss; Royals 6, Indians 2

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? Nope. The Kansas City Royals opened a three game series at Progressive Field on Monday using a strong defense and bullpen, combined with speed and solid starting pitching to demonstrate the formula the current Indians lack. The formula was all the reigning American League champions needed to race to a 6-2 win over the lifeless Tribe. Cleveland was only...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer puts on boxing gloves for Royals game

Either Trevor Bauer is experimenting with a new combat training system (and with him, you can never rule out anything), or he came prepared for the Indians’ series with the Kansas City Royals Monday. Bauer, who is scheduled to start in Tuesday’s game, was shown in the dugout with some Everlast boxing gloves on his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura: Weekly Pitcher’s Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on the Kansas City Royals‘ Yordano Ventura. While Matt Harvey has been dubbed as the Dark Knight, and Jacob deGrom as Robin, Ventura may just be taking on the persona of Bane this season. After his latest battle (outside of Gotham City) in Chicago, Ventura was issued a seven game suspension and is currently one of the four Royals appealing their penalty...
Via Baseball Essential
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Loss of Volquez demonstrates Royals strength

According to multiple reports, including Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Royals pitcher Edison Volquez has fallen on the sword and accepted his five game suspension.   Volquez' decision comes only one day after taking the loss of a 5-3 defeat in the rubber game of a discombobulated series against the Chicago White Sox.    The bad news is that this loss of the...
Via Royals Blue
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young expected to start for Royals on Friday

Chris Young is tentatively scheduled to make a spot start for the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Young, 35, won the 2014 American League comeback player of the year award yet had to settle for a one-year deal worth $675,000 from the Royals this spring. Since the season started Young has been working out of the Royals bullpen. A year ago he appeared in 30 games – 29 starts...
Via Tireball.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Edinson Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban

CLEVELAND (AP) Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week. Volquez was to start serving his suspension against Cleveland on Monday night. He is among four Royals players suspended for their actions in the fight last Thursday. Pitcher Yordano Ventura was given a seven...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is bad blood between Royals, White Sox finally over?

A lot was made out of the bench-clearing brawl between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox on Thursday. But both teams are ready to move on, especially Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain.Cain, who was suspended for two games for his part in the fight, is appealing the punishment handed down by the league. But as the series wrapped up on Sunday, Cain said he thinks the drama...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Week 3 Recap: Royals brawl…again

While Alex Rodriguez launched his 659th homerun on Sunday, and now sits just one shy of tying Willie Mays, most of the baseball world has its eye on the Kansas City Royals, wondering who they are going to start a bench clearing brawl with next. Let’s take a look around the league: American League East: Again, A-Rod now sits just a homerun shy of matching Mays and he continues...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kluber sports stellar track record vs. Royals

For all of the well-documented success the Kansas City Royals had a season ago, they struggled with Corey Kluber as much or more than anyone. The reigning AL Cy Young winner will try to kick his 2015 campaign into similar gear and jump-start a struggling rotation Monday night when the Cleveland Indians welcome the Royals for a three-game series. Kluber (0-2, 3.90 ERA) went 2-1 with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals bad for baseball?

The MLB has been busy suspending players as of late, most in particular being assigned to the Kansas City Royals. How do the Oakland A’s factor into these punishments? Well, it is hard to remain neutral and avoid such drama when you are directly faced with it, just as the A’s were when facing the Royals last week. It all started with a Friday night game at Kauffman Stadium when...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: April 27

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Willie Wilson drove in the game-winner in the top of the ninth as the Royals evened […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Liddi Powers Naturals Past Tulsa

TULSA, Okla.– Naturals utility man, Alex Liddi, posted a career-day by belting two home runs, a double and driving in four runs to help secure the series finale on Sunday afternoon by a 10-5 final over the Tulsa Drillers at ONEOK Field. Liddi now has four home runs on the season. Northwest Arkansas (7-9) plated runs in five different innings with Liddi playing in a role in four...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Cleveland Indians, April 27-29

The Kansas City Royals go from Chicago to Cleveland to face the Indians, the team many picked to win the AL Central this season. Things haven’t gone the Indians way to start the year as they’ve dealt with some bad starts from their rotation and a very sluggish start from their offense along with some […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain on bad blood with Sox: 'Over and done with'

  Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night. Cain was suspended for two games for his part in the melee and is appealing the punishment. Kansas City pitchers Yordano Ventura (seven games), Edinson Volquez (five games) and Kelvin Herrera (two games) also are appealing their suspensions...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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