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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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Gordon’s 3 RBIs help Royals beat White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon got the big hit and Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante spent all day setting the table. Gordon hit a three-run double in the first inning and Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in their home […]

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Kinsler’s hit lifts Tigers over Royals in 10 »

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DETROIT (AP) – Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday. Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings for the Tigers, but Joe Nathan blew his first save chance since signing with Detroit in the […]

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Gonzalez’s single lifts Tigers over Royals »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 opening-day victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Acquired by Detroit following an injury to shortstop […]

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Moustakas hits 2 homers, Royals down Cubs »

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered twice, Eric Hosmer added three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left after the first inning with a slight strain of his right hamstring. He hurt himself trying to steal a base. Moustakas hit a drive off […]

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Royals sign 7 players to 1-year deals for 2014 »

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – The Royals have agreed to terms with seven players not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts, including third basemen Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia. Kansas City also agreed Friday to deals with left-hander Justin Marks, right-handers Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, infielder Cheslor Cuthbert and outfielder Lane Adams. The […]

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Royals claim Paredes off waivers »

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals claimed switch-hitting outfielder Jimmy Paredes off waivers Monday from the Baltimore Orioles. Paredes, 25, has played in 118 games in the majors for the Houston Astros since 2011. He hit .192 with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs in 125 at-bats last season with the […]

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Royals, Holland agree on contract »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals and All-Star closer Greg Holland agreed on a $4.675 million contract Wednesday, which means all of Kansas City’s arbitration-eligible players are signed ahead of spring training. Pitchers and catchers are due to report to Surprise, Ariz., on Friday. Holland asked for $5.2 […]

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Royals add former player Sweeney to front office »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations. Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career .297 hitter who finished with 215 homers […]

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