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...
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Diamonds in the Rough 07.25.14

The affiliates had a fantastic day going 7-1.HR Call: Matt Fields (20), Brandon Thomasson (1), Kyle Pollock (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: J.C. Sulbaran 7.0 IP  4 H   0 ER  2 BB  9 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Kyle Pollock  2-4  2 R  2B  HR  3 RBI  BB   Omaha Storm Chasers 4                 New Orleans Zephyrs 3Matt Fields' solo home run...
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Return of the Billy Bomb: two-run pinch-hit blast carries Royals to fourth straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Billy Butler rarely stays around home plate after hitting a home run, always careful not to show up the other team. But considering all that Butler has been through this season, and how much this home run meant -- a two-run pinch-hit bomb in the eighth that carried the Royals over Cleveland, 6-4 for their fourth straight victory -- Butler decided he was going...
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Butler, KC Axe Tribe Again Late; Royals 6, Indians 4

Similar formula, same result. After letting the first game of the four game series get away from them on Thursday night, due to poor defense and untimely hitting, the Indians again had another winnable game slide through their fingers. This time, the Tribe battled back to overcome a mediocre start from Josh Tomlin with two homers by Carlos Santana off young, Kansas City nemesis Yordano...
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Butler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Butler connected against John Axford, sending a drive over the Royals' bullpen in left field. Butler was hitting just .200 in his previous 20 games with two RBIs before...
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Butler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Butler connected against John Axford, sending a drive over the Royals' bullpen in left field. Butler was hitting just .200 in his previous 20 games with two RBIs before pinch...
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This Date In Royals History–July 25, 1983

1983: John Wathan and Frank White each collected three hits as the Royals defeated the Indians 6-1 at Royals Stadium.Wathan started the scoring with a single and stolen base in the first inning. He scored on Hal McRae’s one-out double.White started a rally in the second inning with a leadoff single. Leon Roberts doubled to drive him in. Don Slaught’s infield single advanced Roberts...
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Mixed Bag 7/25/14

  Polishing the Prospects - Good weeks for Christian Colon and Bubba Starling as the former Top 5 draft picks are trying to polish up there prospect stock after watching it plummet the past few years. For Colon, he's suddenly packed some pop in his bat over his last 37 games hitting .358/.414/.526 during that time with 9 doubles, a triple and 4 home runs (includes major lg...
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Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Eric Hosmer

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas continues to make progress in his recovery from appendectomy that landed the pitcher on the disabled list. Also, Eric Hosmer, who is dealing with a bruised hand has been kept out of the Royals lineup.#451446702 / gettyimages.comJason VargasVargas continues to recover from the appendectomy injury. On Wednesday, he threw a side session and...
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Flanny's Five: Aoki is smiling and Yost has his coveted clutch hits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals' pulsating 2-1 win on Thursday night in 14 innings is just the type of win that could send this team on a winning streak. Or at least a winning surge. Manager Ned Yost has been telling us for over a week that what his team needed the most was one big hit in the clutch from someone, anyone. And for the second straight game that someone was Nori Aoki...
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Indians’ Ryan Raburn on atrocious spiked throw: ‘Crazy things can happen’ (video)

After Thursday’s game was said and done, Cleveland Indians outfield Ryan Raburn could only express disappointment over a horrible throwing gaffe he made during the team’s 2-1 extra inning loss to the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. With the Indians up 1-0 in the 8th inning and starting pitcher Corey Kluber cruising along after […] The post Indians’ Ryan Raburn on...
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Nori Walks Off, Royals Sink Indians in the Bottom of the 14th, 2-1

  This game didn’t see it’s first hit until the top of the fifth inning when Carlos Santana singled off of Danny Duffy. The first Royals base runner came in the seventh when Omar Infante singled, but was stranded. The first of two Royals runs came in the eighth inning when Mike Moustakas hit a little league homerun. It was ruled a double and a two-base throwing error, and was...
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Second Thoughts Game #102: Indians 1, Royals 2

A perfect game that could've been. A throw that shouldn't have been made. A shutout victory that wasn't. It's tough to definitively say what could've been in the game of baseball, but if there was ever one single play to point to as the primary cause for a loss, Ryan Raburn accomplished that feat on Thursday. Danny Duffy had his good stuff working, but Corey Kluber...
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Ventura ready to bounce back against the Tribe

Following one of the worst performances of his career, Yordano Ventura should be eager to face the Cleveland Indians. Ventura looks to continue his mastery of the Indians and help the Kansas City Royals to a fourth straight win Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Since reeling off 10 consecutive wins last month for a brief stay atop the AL Central, the Royals (51-50) have lost 18 of...
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Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night. Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki delivered the winning hit off John Axford on a full-count pitch with one out...
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Kluber got Raburn-ed, and the Axe Drops in Extras; Royals 2, Indians 1

The low scoring affair in Minnesota followed the Tribe to Kansas City as they managed to score only one run in tonight’s contest. Defensive miscues and two misplaced pitches led to the Royals taking the first game in this four game series in walk-off fashion. Everyone in Cleveland was keeping their mouth shut as Corey Kluber was throwing a gem against the Royals through six innings...
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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...
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WATCH: Ryan Raburn’s Epic Error Against the Royals

The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians were in the midst of a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday night when Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn decided to gift Kansas City the go-ahead run. The play itself is among the most hilarious in baseball this season.  Indians’ pitcher Corey Kluber, who had a perfect game going into the seventh inning, didn’t...
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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  ...
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Indians set for crucial series against Kansas City

If the Indians are hoping to keep Detroit in their sights in the AL Central, this weekend's four-game series against Kansas City is crucial. The Tribe and Royals are both within seven games of the Tigers but could make up some ground. The Tigers open a four-game series in Anaheim against the Angels. Since getting within 4 1/2 games of Detroit last Saturday, the Indians have dropped...
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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...
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Royals deal Paredes to Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have traded infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. The 25-year-old Paredes was designated for assignment on July 16, when the Royals acquired right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor. Paredes joined Kansas City on Feb. 17, claimed off waivers from the Orioles. He played in nine games for...
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Orioles Acquire Jimmy Paredes

The Orioles have acquired infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced. Paredes, who had been designated for assignment by the O’s last week, has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. This isn’t the first time that Baltimore has shown interest in Paredes, as they briefly claimed him off waivers from the Marlins this...
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Series Preview: Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, July 24-27

The Kansas City Royals return home to face their division rivals, the Cleveland Indians in a four-game set that could help to bury the Royals more in the American League Central standings or it could be a springboard to a renaissance that leads to a renewed presence in the playoff race for both a wild card and even a division title. The Royals are just 4-5 against the Indians this...
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Butler sits against left-hander, ponders his DP grounders

CHICAGO -- Royals designated hitter Billy Butler got to Cellular Field on Wednesday morning, ready to do his pregame routine and prepare to face White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. But Butler was in for a surprise. He wasn't in the lineup. Against a left-handed pitcher. Skipper Ned Yost decided to go with Danny Valencia at designated hitter, and left-handing hitting Mike Moustakas...
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