KANSAS CITY ROYALS NEWS

The magic formula: Royals score four runs and get a win at Houston

So it was a night for firsts. It was the Royals' first road win of 2014. It was Yordano Ventura's first game he lasted past six innings. And, of course, it was Ventura's first win of his career. Ventura started three game last season and never made it past the sixth inning. He started once this season against Tampa Bay and shut out the Rays on two hits but the Royals...
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Ventura earns first big-league win as Royals drop Astros 4-2

HOUSTON -- Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for his first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Omar Infante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with a 100 mph fastball, allowed four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in seven innings -- both...
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Ventura earns first big-league win as Royals drop Astros 4-2

Rookie Yordano Ventura tosses seven solid innings for his first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Astros.  
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Royals down Astros 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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George Brett, Inspiration Behind Hit-Single ‘Royals,’ To Finally Meet Lorde

Lorde will finally get to meet the man who is the inspiration behind her hit single “Royals.” After seeing a picture of former Kansas City Royals star George Brett in a 1976 issue of National Geographic, the creative juices started flowing for the 17-year-old international sensation. The rest is history as “Royals” has launched Lorde to star status, and now, she’ll get...
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This Date In Royals History–April 15, 1972

1972: After a 13-day players’ strike delayed the start of the season, the Royals kicked off the 1972 campaign with a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in 11 innings at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals overcame a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth before pushing across the winning run two innings later. As one might expect in such a low-scoring game, both...
Via Pine Tar Press
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Money Matchup of the Day – Omar Infante vs Lucas Harrell

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 6 games 10-23 2-2b, 2 HR, 2 BB .435/.480/.783...
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Crapping the Bed: 2014 Kansas City Royals Edition

The Kansas City Royals left Kauffman Stadium after a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays with a record of 4-4.  They had just won 2 straight home series after losing 2 close games at Detroit to start the season.  While their offense hadn't been great, Wednesday's series finale against Tampa Bay saw a 7-run outburst and showed encouraging signs.  Despite starting 0-2, the...
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Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
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Royals prospects Binford, 'Eye Chart' off to blazing starts in Class A

We've told you to keep an eye on the Royals' Class A affiliate in Wilmington, Del., where the Royals are housing most of their top prospects. And we've mentioned to keep an especially keen eye on that rotation, which includes potential rising star Miguel Almonte, a right-hander who has been compared to Yordano Ventura, and left-hander Sean Manaea, last year's compensatory...
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Twins Invade Royals Dome

Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports I wrote last week that the upcoming string of games against poor competition was going to be a barometer for the level of play we can expect this year. I certainly hope I was wrong. The Kansas City Royals went up to visit the Twins of Minnesota, and for all intents and purposes, had their doors blown off, being outscored by a total of 21...
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Frenchy gets massively punked by his Triple-A teammates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeff Francoeur doesn't tote quite the stick he had three years ago, but at least he's hung on to his sense of humor. Frenchy remains one of Organized Baseball's nice guys. Trouble is, when you're one of baseball's nice guys, there's a good chance you might get ... well, punked. And he was. Oh, was he ever. The former Kansas City Royals...
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Royals-Astros Preview

Yordano Ventura had an impressive season debut for the Kansas City Royals but didn't get enough support to earn his first major league victory. He might not need too much help in his next attempt at that milestone.
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Twins move on up after Royals get caught standing around

The object of the game is to score “runs,” which seems like a pretty big clue: Standing in one place is a bad idea. The Royals made that mistake twice Sunday, once while they were in the field and once while they were at bat, and the Twins were the beneficiaries both times, leading to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City and a sweep of their three-game series at Target Field. The...
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In Kansas City, April is the Coldest Month

Photo Credit: David Eulitt / The Kansas City Star   How bad have the Kansas City Royals started this year? Going 4-7 and being dead last in runs, runs per game, slugging, OPS, and home runs in the AL is not a good start no matter how you slice it. But good news everyone, its baseball! There are 162 games and we are 6.17% done with the season (for comparison that is 59.5 minutes...
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Wade Davis plays Santa Claus, Gifts Twins with Win

by John Viril— ‘Tis the season to be jolly—if you’re pitcher Wade Davis and the Kansas City Royals—who gift-wrapped a 4-3 win for the Twins on Sunday. The Kansas City Royals finished a miserable weekend sweep against the lowly Minnesota Twins with a flurry of presents from set-up man Wade Davis. Asked to protect a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth with men on 1st and...
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It's time to turn to Herrera for Royals' eighth-inning job

The Royals clearly are auditioning for a bridge to closer Greg Holland, and considering how difficult it is for the Royals' offense to score these days, that job is now critical to the team's psyche -- they simply can't afford to blow the rare leads they get.
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It's time to turn to Herrera for Royals' eighth-inning job

Kelvin Herrera, the Royals' nation turns its lonely eyes toward you. The Royals clearly are auditioning for a bridge to closer Greg Holland, and considering how difficult it is for the Royals' offense to score these days, that job is now critical to the team's psyche -- they simply can't afford to blow the rare leads they get. Sunday's loss was a crusher -- a...
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Twins rally to sweep Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter...
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Bullpen arms can't throw a strike, spit up the lead in distasteful 4-3 loss

I won't say this is how bad teams throw away games, but this certainly is how struggling teams give away games. After a rare and remarkable three-run rally from the Royals' pitiful offense gave them a 3-2 lead in the eighth ining, the Royals' struggling bullpen immediately coughed up the lead. And what has to be frustrating for manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave...
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Royals score three times in eighth, but Davis' throwing error gives Twins 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter'...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day- Kevin Correia vs Mike Moustakas

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 5 games 9-20 2b, 2 HR, BB Today's Matchup...
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Minor League Team Pulls Major League Prank On Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur is a 10-year MLB veteran, familiar with locker room antics and baseball pranks. However the 30-year old was completely oblivious to the most epic prank in minor league history when he was reassigned to the El Paso Chihuahuas this spring. The collective team convinced Francoeur that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf, a white lie that sparked a month long prank at the expense...
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Coaching The Kansas City Royals Part 2-The Bench Coach

By: X. Grieves Continuing our breakdown of The Kansas City Royals coaches, we come to our bench coach, Don Wakamatsu.  Wilber Donald “Don” Wakamatsu became The Royals bench coach and catching instructor in October 2013. Previously, Wakamatsu served as the bench coach for The Toronto Blue Jays in 2011-2012 and Manager of The Seattle Mariners in 2009 and part of 2010. Wakamatsu...
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Nolasco contains Royals, posts strong start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Nolasco hung the four-seam fastball up in the zone, and Royals catcher Salvador Perez made him pay with a line-drive double to right field. The gate had been opened early, this time in the second inning at Target Field. But unlike his first two starts in a Twins uniform, Nolasco responded rather than regressed. After all, he's been through this before during...
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