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Indians Salvage Series and Beat Chen, Royals 10-3 in Finale

It can almost be expected when you remember that Ned Yost puts out his “white flag” lineup each and every Sunday. While the season finale loss was frustrating, Royals fans must remember to think about the big picture. Carlos Santana homered two more times and the Indians finally broke out of their slump, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak with a 10-3 win on Sunday...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' win streak ends at five with 10-3 loss to Tribe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals' winning streak at five. Santana hit a pair of two-run homers. He has connected in three straight games. Santana went 3 for 3 and reached base in all five plate appearances. He homered in a four-run fifth inning and hit...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Should Move James Shields

The July 31st trade deadline is coming up this week, and so far there has been a paucity of big deals. With the second Wild Card allowing more teams to stay in contention, teams have been reluctant to deal away star players. The pitching market is especially thin. Earlier the Oakland Athletics sprung big for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. However, the Philadelphia...
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This Date In Royals History–July 27, 1994

1994: A three-run eighth inning propelled the Royals to a 4-1 win over the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.After the teams traded single runs in the seventh inning, the Royals mounted the winning rally against reliever Kirk McCaskill. Jose Lind led off with a double. Brian McRae singled to short right field, moving Lind to third. Dave Henderson’s ground ball to shortstop resulted...
Via Pine Tar Press
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Hottest Hitters In July

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been the hottest hitter in the majors since the month of July. He started this month off with a 15 game hit streak, going 25-59 (.423 avg). Unfortunately he has missed the last 4 games with a hand injury after being hit by a pitch.Jayson Werth has been destroying opposing pitching in July. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler bashes, Jeremy Guthrie battles as Royals beat Indians 7-5

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was laboring. The Indians played merry-go-round on the bases in the second inning and didn’t stop until they reached five runs. Even Guthrie appeared to be getting dizzy. He didn’t cover the bag after an impressive diving stop by first baseman Billy Butler, and upon reaching the dugout Guthrie was close to his boiling point. “About 97 percent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Royals send Chen to mound to finish off four-game sweep of Indians

After coming out of the All-Star break with four straight losses, the Kansas City Royals have once again found their stride. They're now in a position to finish off a four-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians and extend their winning streak to six in Sunday's series finale. After a 7-5 win Saturday in which they came back from five runs down after the second inning, the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aoki, Butler Lead Royals Over Tribe, 7-5

In the middle of the second inning, I thought the game was over. The Indians had a five run lead, and the offense looked to be dormant. Kansas City started chipping in the third inning, and tied it in the fourth. Carlos “The One Man Wrecking Crew” Santana, and the Cleveland Indians put a five spot on the board in the second inning. The inning scoring in the second inning started...
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Royals roar back from 5-0 down, whip Tribe again for fifth straight

Billy Butler had a sense the Royals weren't intimidated in the least after falling behind 5-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. "We didn't care," Butler said. "We knew we could come back ... "If you have the slightest inkling that you can't come back, you won't. But not one single guy in that dugout felt that way." And with that...
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This Date In Royals History–July 26, 1974

1974: The Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth for a comeback 3-2 win over California at the Angels’ home park, Anaheim Stadium.Kansas City entered the top of the ninth down 1-0. Richie Scheinblum and Jim Wohlford started the inning with singles. Kurt Bevacqua’s sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a bunt single, loading the bases. George Brett singled to right, scoring...
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Billy Butler’s pinch-hit blast lifts Royals past Indians

Billy Butler didn’t knock off a season’s worth of frustration with one swing, but Friday’s two-run homer in the eighth-inning to break a tie and send the Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Indians made an entire clubhouse smile. Manager Ned Yost, who had benched Butler for the second time in three games, saw some hard work finally pay off. “Everybody knows Billy’s been...
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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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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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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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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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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...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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