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Question for umps: What did you see and when did you see it?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Baseball promised transparency. The replay system was new. Confusion was bound to occur. But baseball promised explanations. And on Saturday, in one of the biggest games of the season, baseball did not fully deliver. Uh, it's getting late. The postseason nearly is upon us. The scrutiny -- on replay, on umpires, on everything -- will be even higher. We all...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

All eyes on Guthrie as Royals face must-win game against Tigers

The Detroit Tigers' stellar record in Kansas City is a major reason for their slim advantage over the Royals in the AL Central. The Tigers will try to finish 9-1 at Kauffman Stadium this season and complete a three-game sweep in a crucial series Sunday while looking to add to their recent success against right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. Detroit (86-68) increased its lead in the AL...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

All eyes on Guthrie as Royals face must-win game against Tigers

The Detroit Tigers' stellar record in Kansas City is a major reason for their slim advantage over the Royals in the AL Central. The Tigers will try to finish 9-1 at Kauffman Stadium this season and complete a three-game sweep in a crucial series Sunday while looking to add to their recent success against right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. Detroit (86-68) increased its lead in the AL...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.155: Tigers at Royals

Yesterday’s 3-2 victory had a bit of everything going, turning points and momentum shifts all over the place, the baseball gods frowning upon first one and then the other team. It was really something. Good thing the Tigers won, or I’d be sickened by it and unable to speak of it. It scher was a maxtastically pitched game (Zer Kommissar was in town) on both sides of the shields...
Via Tigers Weblog
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bizarre ruling and lack of clutch hitting doom Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Say what you will about bad bounces or bad breaks or even bad umpiring that might have cost the Royals, the truth is the Detroit Tigers simply hit better when it matters these days. The Tigers proved that again in a 3-2 win Saturday at Kauffman Stadium over the Royals, a crushing loss that put a huge dent in the Royals' hopes of winning the AL Central. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bizarre ruling and lack of clutch hitting doom Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Say what you will about bad bounces or bad breaks or even bad umpiring that might have cost the Royals, the truth is the Detroit Tigers simply hit better when it matters these days. The Tigers proved that again in a 3-2 win Saturday at Kauffman Stadium over the Royals, a crushing loss that put a huge dent in the Royals' hopes of winning the AL Central. The...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crew chief explains how umpires got non-reviewable play right

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The umpiring crew at the Detroit-Kansas City game didn't use the Kauffman Stadium video board to decide a wild play in the sixth inning during the Tigers 3-2 victory at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Tied 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the sixth, Kansas City's Salvador Perez was on third, Eric Hosmer on second and Omar Infante was at the plate...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals lose a key run when umpires overturn their own call without review

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is no question Sal Perez failed to tag at third base before scoring on a play that began with an Omar Infante line drive being caught by second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Kansas City Royals, in dire need of a win in a key series with the AL Central-leading Tigers, still should have been credited with the run but got the short end of the stick from umpires...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals lose a key run when umpires overturn their own call without review

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is no question Sal Perez failed to tag at third base before scoring on a play that began with an Omar Infante line drive being caught by second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Kansas City Royals, in dire need of a win in a key series with the AL Central-leading Tigers, still should have been credited with the run but got the short end of the stick from umpires...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal on wild play, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2½ games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan, Tigers escape with 3-2 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan, Tigers escape with 3-2 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – September Surge

Boston’s late-August surge continued into September, as they swept three from the struggling Kansas City Royals and split a four-gamer with Seattle. Pedro Martinez took care of things in the opener, fanning 11 and walking one while allowing 4 hits and a run in 6 frames as the Sox breezed 7-1. They broke open a 2-1 contest with 4 in the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors, with Butch...
Via Fenway West
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 20, 1991

1991: Mike Boddicker and three relievers combined to shut out the Mariners while Brian McRae drove in two runs in the Royals’ 3-0 win at the Kingdome in Seattle.Boddicker only allowed two hits and three walks in six innings. Although he only struck out one hitter, he got the Mariners to hit into three double plays. As a result, the Mariners did not have a runner reach third base...
Via Pine Tar Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Game James

“Big Game” James Shields is having himself another great year, but this one was as expected as he will be looking to cash in this winter when he becomes a free agent. The Kansas City Royals heading into last night’s series with the Detroit Tigers sat a half a game back of the AL Central and held the top wild card spot. This in large part is attributed to their horse at...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals need Big Game James, today more than ever

James Shields had his poorest outing of the season against the Detroit Tigers, while Max Scherzer's worst came versus the Kansas City Royals. Neither of these staff aces, Shields in particular, can afford a repeat as the Tigers and Royals continue a crucial three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The bulk of the pressure will be on Shields in the second game of the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals need Big Game James, today more than ever

James Shields had his poorest outing of the season against the Detroit Tigers, while Max Scherzer's worst came versus the Kansas City Royals. Neither of these staff aces, Shields in particular, can afford a repeat as the Tigers and Royals continue a crucial three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The bulk of the pressure will be on Shields in the second game of the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers again play the stick while Royals play the pinata

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They say, to a man, it's not about making a statement. The Detroit Tigers' bats say something freaking else entirely. On Friday night, the Tigers played the stick; the Kansas City Royals played the pinata. When you throw a 10-1 Detroit laugher onto the pile, the Motor City Kitties have put up nine runs or more at Kauffman Stadium on four different occasions...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers again play the stick while Royals play the pinata

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They say, to a man, it's not about making a statement. The Detroit Tigers' bats say something freaking else entirely. On Friday night, the Tigers played the stick; the Kansas City Royals played the pinata. When you throw a 10-1 Detroit laugher onto the pile, the Motor City Kitties have put up nine runs or more at Kauffman Stadium on four different occasions...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

That’s so Royals

“Hit the snooze! Hit the snooze!” Apparently I wasn’t the only one that said that today. Here’s your recap for the day: The Royals lost 10-1 in the first game of the most important series in almost thirty years. I now present to you an original rant. I’d like to point out a few key words in said rant: Incompetence, accountability, and stupidity. Here is the definition for...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers pound Vargas and the Royals in series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This was without doubt the biggest start in left-hander Jason Vargas' nine-year career. And unfortunately for the Royals, Vargas was awful. With a sold-out crowd on hand and first place on the line, Vargas couldn't get out of the fourth inning. Vargas dug the Royals a 5-0 deficit and they never recovered in a deflating 10-1 loss on Friday night in front...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers pound Vargas and the Royals in series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This was without doubt the biggest start in left-hander Jason Vargas' nine-year career. And unfortunately for the Royals, Vargas was awful. With a sold-out crowd on hand and first place on the line, Vargas couldn't get out of the fourth inning. Vargas dug the Royals a 5-0 deficit and they never recovered in a deflating 10-1 loss on Friday night in front...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It all clicks for Tigers in rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- One of the biggest games at Kauffman Stadium in decades wound up being a one-sided rout. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup had a hit by the fourth inning and the Tigers pounded Jason Vargas and the second-place Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday night to add another game to their AL Central lead. Justin Verlander (14...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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