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Vargas shuts down Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the […]

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros »

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) – James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night. Shields (1-2) gave up one run and four hits, all singles. He got back to his winning ways […]

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Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros »

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in […]

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Royals defeat Astros for first road win »

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer 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. Omar Infante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with […]

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Davis’ throwing error sends Twins over Royals »

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By ADAM CZECH Associated Press 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. After the Royals scored three times in the eighth for a 3-2 lead, reliever Aaron Crow […]

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Mauer homers, Nolasco pitches Twins past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City […]

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Colabello, Gibson lead Twins past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Colabello drove in three runs, Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday night to end a nine-game home losing streak that dated to last season. Josmil Pinto homered for the Twins, who reached double digits in runs for the […]

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Gordon homers, drives in 4 as Royals beat Rays »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals’ Alex Gordon knew he put a good swing on the pitch, and he knew that his high fly ball had a chance to clear the outfield wall the way the wind was gusting out. He just wasn’t sure until the ball finally […]

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Loney’s 9th inning single lifts Rays over Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night. Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers’ duel between top young […]

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Update on Royals second baseman Omar Infante »

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Kansas City Royals Media Relations KANSAS CITY, MO – Overnight tests on Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante revealed he suffered a non-concussive head injury when he was struck by a pitch in the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Infante, 32, who was diagnosed at the University of Kansas Medical […]

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Vargas, Escobar lead Royals to win over Rays »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries. Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore […]

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Sale shuts down Royals »

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By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers each drove in a pair of runs as the White Sox won the series finale after dropping […]

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Perez go-ahead double lifts Royals over White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday. Alex Gordon doubled off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) before Perez hit Maikel Cleto’s second pitch down the left-field line. Wade Davis (1-1) let the […]

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