Royals Fall to Tigers in Weekend Sweep

DETROIT — This wasn’t the road trip the Kansas City Royals were expecting. They limp into the All-Star Break 3-7 in their travels through Minnesota, Toronto and Detroit, after Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Tigers. “The trip was disappointing. Coming into the thing you’re four games out and four games under (actually five-and-a-half games out […]

Royals’ Comeback Falls Short in Loss

DETROIT — Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast. The Royals scored three runs in the final inning in an 8-7 loss to Detroit. Betancourt’s drive to left-center was tracked down […]

Royals Struggles Continue in Toronto

TORONTO — When Luis Mendoza couldn’t keep his sinker down, the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage. Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night. Three of Toronto’s four runs came on sacrifice flies, leaving Royals manager Ned Yost frustrated […]

Hochevar’s Scoreless Streak Ends vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Heading into his team’s day-night doubleheader against Kansas City, one of Ron Gardenhire’s top priorities was protecting Minnesota’s taxed bullpen. Scott Diamond and Cole De Vries eased their manager’s concerns. Diamond began the day tossing eight solid innings in a 7-2 victory, and De Vries closed it with six strong innings as the […]

Royals Take Loss From Twins in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS — Even foul balls are turning into disasters for Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez failed to make it out of the fifth inning as the Kansas City Royals lost 7-2 to the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Scott Diamond pitched eight solid innings, Trevor Plouffe homered and Alexi Casilla had […]

Royals Win Fourth Straight, Beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The first and second time through the batting order hasn’t been a problem for Luis Mendoza. It’s that third trip through that has given him trouble. That wasn’t the case Friday night. Mendoza allowed one run over a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight, […]