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Defense, bullpen betray Royals in 5-3 loss to Indians

Kansas City Star The defense and bullpen form the bedrock of this Royals team. Both proved faulty on Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Indians in Cleveland as an RBI double by Jason Kipnis in the seventh inning...
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Live updates, stats from tonight's Royals-Indians game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday's Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 6:05...
  • New: 11 hr 55 min ago

Drop in Aaron Crow's pitch velocity 'not a concern' to Royals

Kansas City Star The relief pitcher's mid-90s fastball, the one he utilized en route to an All Star appearance in 2011, has yet to materialize. He frames the drop in velocity as a conscious choice, part of his...
  • New: 11 hr 56 min ago

Bret Saberhagen, Kevin Costner set for 'Field of Dreams' party in Iowa

Kansas City Star If they plan it we will come? We'll see on Father's Day weekend. Plans are underway to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Field of Dreams." Sports stars scheduled to play include former Royals...
  • 15 hr 58 min ago

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is a comedian, mentor, translator and major-league survivor

Kansas City Star On Thursday, Royals pitcher Bruce Chen can match Mariano Rivera's record for major-league wins by a Panamanian. Chen, 36, cherishes the potential record, just as he cherishes his endurance. He has...
  • 16 hr 34 min ago

Royals break out of offensive slump with 8-2 win over Indians

Kansas City Star The elements clicked into place for the Royals in an 8-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas crushed a three-run homer. Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson manufactured a run for...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

No pain for Royals reliever Tim Collins after simulated game

Kansas City Star After throwing 24 pitches in a simulated game, Royals reliever Tim Collins reported no signs of lingering soreness with the flexor strain in his left elbow. He could be sent on a rehabilitation...
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Live updates, stats from tonight's Royals-Indians game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday's Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 6:10...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Long-forgotten KC Packers will take center stage at Wrigley Field

Kansas City Star A three-year footnote in the history of professional baseball in Kansas City, the Kansas City Packers were one of the first two teams to play at the stadium now known as Wrigley Field. On...
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Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz suffers wrist fracture during Monday's batting practice

Kansas City Star Rusty Kuntz, the Royals' first-base coach, suffered a freak injury during batting practice on Monday when a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez fractured his wrist. He will undergo surgery...
  • 2 days ago

Royals fall to Indians 4-3 in second consecutive loss

Kansas City Star Jeremy Guthrie served up a pair of two-run home runs and the Royals offense stayed dormant in a 4-3 loss to the Indians on Monday night. The Royals (9-9) have now dropped two in a row after...
  • 2 days ago

Injured Royals relievers Collins, Bueno to pitch in simulated game

Kansas City Star Royals left-handed relievers Tim Collins and Francisley Bueno are both eligible to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but instead they will pitch in a simulated game under the watchful eye...
  • 2 days ago

Updates, stats from Monday's Royals-Twins game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Monday's Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from The Star's sports team. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. on Fox Sports...
  • 2 days ago
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Live Royals Q&A with The Star's Andy McCullough

Kansas City Star Got a Royals question? Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter, will answer them at noon in a live chat. Send in your questions now and check back later when the chat starts.
  • 2 days ago

Billy Butler likely moving back to cleanup spot

Kansas City Star The reason is two-fold: Butler has been five for 14 in his last four games and appears to be rounding into his usual form. Meanwhile, Salvador Perez. who replaced Butler as the No. 4 hitter, has...
  • 3 days ago

Yordano Ventura struggles as Royals lose 8-3 to Twins

Kansas City Star On Sunday, fresh off his first big-league victory last week, Yordano Ventura reminded observers of that fact he is only 22. Ventura stumbled through only four innings in an 8-3 loss to the...
  • 3 days ago
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Billy Butler having trouble connecting this season

Kansas City Star Billy Butler hits baseballs. Hard. This is what he does. So what happens when the hitting stops, inexplicably if temporarily, at the start of what might be the most important season of a career?
  • 4 days ago

The Rundown: A weekly look at the majors

Kansas City Star A big shift in baseball is toward more defensive shifts.
  • 4 days ago

Royals win fifth straight with 5-4 victory over Twins

Kansas City Star The Royals rode a five-run fourth inning and their suddenly hot bullpen to a fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Twins on Saturday. Three Royals relievers combined for four shutout innings in...
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Bullpen is rallying for Royals

Kansas City Star Somewhat overlooked in the Royals' tidy 5-0 victory over the Twins in Friday's series opener was another set of zeroes by the bullpen.
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Blog Articles

Justin Masterson, The Royals and You

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — Game three is tonight at 6:05 Central. Everything that happens in Cleveland is epic, you don't want to miss it! Justin Masterson was born in Jamaica, went to high school in Ohio and to college...
  • 18 hr 18 min ago

Alcides Escobar: Baseballing Machine

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — A year after doing nothing, the guy is doing everything. Entering Tuesday's contest in Cleveland, Alcides Escobar was the Royals leader in slugging percentage, wOBA and RC+. On Tuesday, he...
  • 21 hr 40 min ago

Royals' offense comes to life in 8-2 victory

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — Despite what you have heard, hitting home runs is a good thing. The Kansas City Royals turned in an impressive performance Tuesday night, receiving a strong start from James Shields and a key...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Unsustainable Royals Statistics - Small Sample Size Edition

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — 18 games into a MLB season tells us frustratingly little about what the rest of the year will look like. One of the most difficult things about being a baseball fan is not jumping to conclusions...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

A Royal Abuse of Power

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — The Royals have been powerless for almost half a century now. What gives? Joe Posnanski takes a look at the "Curse of Balboni." Joe Posnanski has long since moved from our fair city for the...
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Racists topple Guthrie and the Royals 4 - 3

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Sterling defensive plays for the Royals and a couple of miscues for the Racists are not quite enough. Behind something called "home runs," the Racists defeat Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals. ...
  • 2 days ago
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Royal Ups and Downs: Quick Rebound Edition

Royals Review (NHZ) — The series that chronicles the highs and lows of the Royals roster returns, now with more wins! Most colds go away within a week, and it appears the Royals season-opening sniffles are no...
  • 2 days ago
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Series Preview: Cleveland Indians

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — Some facts about the Royals upcoming opponent. The Royals travel to Cleveland tonight to open a four game series. The Indians stand 8-10 on the season and are currently in fifth place in the...
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Throwback - A Sneak Peak

Royals Review (im_not_that_bright) — Excerpting a book the way it's meant to be excerpted Anticipation has been high ever since it was announced that Kansas City Star Cartoonist Lee Judge and future Kansas City Royals manager ...
  • 2 days ago
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Ventura struggles in Royals 8-3 loss to Twins

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — Alternate Headline: Twins extinguish Ventura's fire Yordano Ventura looked mortal for the first time this year, getting roughed up for 4 runs on 6 hits over 4 innings in the Royals 8-3 loss...
  • 3 days ago
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Royals Extend Winning Streak to Five with 5-4 Victory

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — Five is the magic number. Five is the magic number. The Royals extended their winning streak to five with a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins . It was the fifth time they've played the...
  • 4 days ago
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Vargas and the Royals Blank the Twins 5-0

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — Jason Vargas continues his mastery in the month of April with seven shutout innings as Moose hangs dong for the second time this week. Well this is more like it. Tonight was a textbook clinic of...
  • 5 days ago
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Royals recall Jimmy Paredes

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — Replacement for Jarrod Dyson. As  noted earlier this morning , with Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list, the Royals needed to add a position player. With just three bats on the bench,...
  • 5 days ago
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OT Friday Open Thread: Replay Edition

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — Sorry, the premise of this open thread has been challenged by Ned Yost Replay has come to baseball and not without a bit of controversy. Some have been a bit critical of the system thus far,...
  • 5 days ago
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The brilliance of James Shields

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — So last night was pretty good. As noted in the game recap from Thursday, James Shields turned in a performance of the highest quality for the Royals. Here is his final line from the box score: ...
  • 5 days ago
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Jarrod Dyson on bereavement leave

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — Will the last outfielder to play center field, please turn out the lights? With Lorenzo Cain making his annual pilgrimage to the disabled list, it was only natural to think that Jarrod Dyson ...
  • 5 days ago
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Royals crush Astros, complete sweep

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — Keeping the dream of a 6-3 stretch a reality. The Royals travelled to Houston a beaten club, destroyed in the three previous games by a Minnesota Twins team that is frankly not that good. --...
  • 6 days ago
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Lorenzo Cain injury: Royals place centerfielder on the 15-day DL with hamstring strain

Royals Review (Tyler Drenon) — So who's going to pinch run for Butler now?!?!? If you follow Andy McCullough on Twitter, you've probably heard that Lorenzo Cain is headed for the 15-day disabled list. You also might have...
  • 6 days ago
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Royals injury update: Bruce Chen, Lorenzo Cain nursing minor health issues

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — A quick update on two players battling some nagging injuries. The Kansas City Royals have not caught the injury bug that has already swept through Atlanta and Arlington this season, but a...
  • 6 days ago
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Danny Duffy, the reliever

Royals Review (Tyler Drenon) — Howling shivery grooves through all the bone marrow in Houston. Danny Duffy is not a reliever, but he's a good reliever. Deal with it. He throws fever and contours. He likes to scream. He...
  • 6 days ago
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