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Royals need Shields to figure out how to keep Santana in the ballpark

Paced by slugger Carlos Santana, the Cleveland Indians continue to keep the pressure on the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. With Santana hoping to build on another solid offensive night at Kauffman Stadium, the surging Indians try to hand the Royals a third consecutive defeat and keep James Shields from winning a fourth straight start against them on Saturday night. Winners...
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Carlos Santana punishes Royals again in 6-1 Indians win

It was a perfect August evening in Kansas City on Friday night. Kauffman Stadium was electric; over 31,000 fans came through the turnstiles to watch their first-place Royals. Unfortunately, the Royals couldn’t reward their fans with a memorable performance, falling 6-1 to the hands of the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight start, Jason Vargas (10-7) was shaky, and just...
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Royals struggle to generate offense as lead in Central dwindles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The dreaded cold spell that was bound to be set on the Royals seems to have arrived. The Royals, after a torrid streak in late July and most of August that catapulted them into first place in the American League Central, now have dropped four of six this week after a 6-1 loss to the dangerous Cleveland Indians on Friday. The Royals' lead in the Central dropped...
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Santana homers again in KC, helps Indians to 6-1 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night. The loss cut the Royals' lead to a half-game over Detroit in the AL Central. Santana connected in the ninth inning for his 22nd home run, helped Cleveland win for the fifth time in six...
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Santana homers again in KC, helps Indians to 6-1 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night. The loss cut the Royals' lead to a half-game over Detroit in the AL Central. Santana connected in the ninth inning for his 22nd home run, helped Cleveland win for the fifth time in six...
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Royals designate Bruce Chen for assignment

Following his outing last night in which he yielded six runs on five hits in the 10th inning, the Kansas City Royals decided to part ways with left-hander Bruce Chen. Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman has been called up from Triple-A Omaha to take the roster opening. #Royals recall right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha. […]
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Royals designate Chen day after lefty yields 6 runs in 10th inning

  The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team. The move came one day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled list with a back...
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This Date In Royals History–August 29, 1972

1972: The Royals rode a four-run outburst in the third inning to a 6-4 win over the Brewers at County Stadium in Milwaukee.Kansas City grabbed a 2-0 lead  in the second inning. Facing Brewers starter Gary Ryerson, Carl Taylor and Lou Piniella singled with one out. A wild pitch scored Taylor, with Piniella advancing to third. After a Paul Schaal walk, Bobby Knoop singled to score...
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Pair of Royals turn to lady perfume in effort to strikeout uniform stinkiness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hey, sometimes a ballplayer just has to smell pretty. Forget the old stereotypes of sweaty old ballplayers stinking up locker rooms and dirty dugouts. Royals catch Sal Perez and Alcides Escobar see no reason why not to add some pleasant odors to the foulness of their work environment. So they wear perfume while they're playing. As in Chanel. And Victoria Secrets...
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Pair of Royals turn to lady perfume in effort to strikeout uniform stinkiness

Sorry, Old Spice, but Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar already have a scent they like to rock on the baseball field -- and you can only find it the women's section. 
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Kansas City Royals cut LHP Bruce Chen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment after six seasons with the team. Friday's move came one day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals' rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled...
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Royals designated Chen for assignment, recall Louis Coleman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A night after Bruce Chen's disastrous six-run relief outing in a 11-5 loss to the Twins, the left-hander was designated for assignment by the Royals. Right-hander Louis Coleman was recalled to fill Chen's spot on the 25-man roster. The Royals still have a pending move to make Saturday when utility infielder Jayson Nix joins the team. Manager Ned Yost has...
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Mixed Bag 8.29.14

Wearing It - Ned Yost let Bruce Chen wear one last night after he gave up a run which in actuality was a good move once the lead was given away. Facts remain that the Chenster shouldn't be on this roster right now as he has been extremely ineffective all season long and their are more talented pitchers at AA or AAA that should take his spot but at least Yost didn't double...
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Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Kansas City Royals

Last Monday the Yankees played their final 2014 regular season game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  All season long, these final games have been preceded by a ceremony to honor The Captain, Derek Jeter.  All season long, except for last Monday.The Royals presented Jeter with a nice check for his Turn 2 Foundation. And, that was it.Analysis: What's the deal, KC? Why no...
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Number Munchers: Back to Minors Part II – Do Numbers Matter?

A couple weeks back, Number Munchers took a look at the career progression of Christian Colon. Coming off a short stint of initial major league success, kneejerk fans tired of watching “Moose vs the Mendoza Line” and Omar Infante’s tendency to fluctuate at a moment’s notice between Mr Clutch and Dr Awful have been calling for Colon to get an everyday spot in the lineup....
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Royals Injury Update: Scott Downs, Michael Mariot

The Kansas City Royals fell to 74-59 on the season following an 11-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Bruce Chen allowed six runs on five hits with two walks in the top of the 10th to absorb the loss. On the injury front, the Royals have activated pitcher Scott Downs and placed Michael Mariot on the 60-day disabled list..#453414284 / gettyimages.comI reported on August...
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Simpler times: Dayton Moore recalls fun and innocence of Little League

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the Little League World Series finished up last weekend, baseball fan Bill Sprigg remembered a simpler time in Lakewood, N.Y., when he and several of his neighborhood friends got together almost every day to play baseball in a nearby park. They all played together on their Little League team, the Lakewood Giants, too. One of those friends Sprigg played with...
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Come On CHEN…..To Omaha

So the Vultures are officially circling.  It is time to put Bruce Chen to pasture.  I have been a fan of his the past few years, but this year he has really shown his age.  With a 7.45 ERA and some truly awful outings from the bullpen, Chen and his $3 million dollar contract, have lost all value on this team (on the field anyways).  As rosters get expanded next week it would...
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Indians take on first place Royals

After putting together gems in back-to-back victories, the Kansas City Royals' pitching imploded in the club's series finale. But given Jason Vargas' recent history against the Cleveland Indians, the Royals have to like their chances to get back on track Friday night in Kansas City. The Royals (74-59) allowed a combined two runs and 10 hits in positioning itself to sweep...
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Indians take on first place Royals

After putting together gems in back-to-back victories, the Kansas City Royals' pitching imploded in the club's series finale. But given Jason Vargas' recent history against the Cleveland Indians, the Royals have to like their chances to get back on track Friday night in Kansas City. The Royals (74-59) allowed a combined two runs and 10 hits in positioning itself to sweep...
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Friday Notes

Welcome to another first place edition of Friday Notes. I believe this is our third straight edition where the Kansas City Royals are in first place in the AL Central. I think I could really get used to this. They moved into sole possession of first place following their game on August 11 and I really thought it would go back and forth a few times, but the Royals have hung on since...
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Royals Request Fans “Bring Your Blue” For Sunday Night Baseball

The Kansas City Royals are in first place and in the middle of a run at the postseason.  Fans of the team have been anxiously following along.  The excitement level in Kansas City continues to rise.  Now, the national stage is calling. Sunday night’s game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians will be broadcast on ESPN2.  The weekly Sunday Night Baseball broadcast...
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Lorenzo Cain's amazing catch elicits tip of cap from batter Oswaldo Arcia (VIDEO)

A tip of the cap is one of the highest accolades a player can give or receive on the baseball field. But when it comes from an opponent you just robbed of an extra base hit, it's really special.In the top of the seventh inning of Thursday's Twins-Royals game, Oswaldo Arcia hit a deep drive to centerfield that would surely have resulted in extra bases. Only problem was that...
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Royals find right recipe for small-market success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top. The Kansas City Royals have followed that blueprint to near-perfection, a big reason why the long...
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Vargas looks to get Royals back on track at home against the Tribe

After putting together gems in back-to-back victories, the Kansas City Royals' pitching imploded in the club's series finale. But given Jason Vargas' recent history against the Cleveland Indians, the Royals have to like their chances to get back on track Friday night in Kansas City. The Royals (74-59) allowed a combined two runs and 10 hits in positioning itself to sweep...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss
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