Chen Goes 7 Innings as Royals Pound Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is doing to the Tampa Bay Rays precisely what the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Royals over the weekend. Bruce Chen gave the Royals strong pitching for the second straight night, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt homered to extend a string of hot hitting, and Kansas City routed […]

Chen Helps Royals Edge Astros

HOUSTON — The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they’re happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins. Bruce Chen pitched into the sixth inning on three days’ rest and the Royals used four relievers to close out a 2-1 victory […]

Kansas City Shuts Out Houston for Win

HOUSTON  — Kansas City’s Luke Hochevar endured some good-natured ribbing from his teammates after pitching one of his best games of the season. They found it funny that he was so happy about getting his first major league hit. Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo […]