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Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

Kansas City Star Yordano Ventura picked up his first big-league victory as the Royals beat the Astros 4-2 on Tuesday night in Houston. Ventura limited Houston to a pair of runs in seven innings. He struck out...
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Report: George Brett, who inspired the song 'Royals,' finally meeting Lorde

Kansas City Star This is the meeting we've all been waiting for, isn't it? George Brett will finally get to meet Lorde in Las Vegas tonight, according to TMZ. A vintage photo of Brett inspired the title of the...
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Royals among teams expressing interest in free-agent pitcher Joel Hanrahan

Kansas City Star As their big-league bullpen flounders in the early weeks of the season, the Royals are keeping their eyes peeled for external upgrades. The team will send a representative to two-time All-Star...
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Live updates, stats from tonight's Royals-Astros game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday's Royals-Astros game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m....
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Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

Kansas City Star Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
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Royals relievers struggling to hold runners during 4-7 start

Kansas City Star Only 11 games have concluded thus far, a mere sliver of the 162-game marathon, with a three-game series starting Tuesday night in Houston. But the Royals bullpen's performance has been troubling...
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Yes, 11 games is too soon to panic, but Royals fans have no basis for hope

Kansas City Star The Royals stand 4-7, the worst record in the American League, and a fan base trained to expect the worst is doing what it's been taught. Most baseball people like to wait 40 games, but most...
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Royals sticking with Billy Butler despite early-season hitting slump

Kansas City Star So far this season, Billy Butler has only six hits in 39 at-bats. He has yet to produce an extra-base hit. Still, manager Ned Yost does not intend to shuffle his lineup. Butler will remain his No....
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Royals fall to Twins 4-3, swept in weekend series

Kansas City Star Wade Davis spun around in disbelief. His wayward throw home had cost his team the lead. His momentary delay would cost the Royals the game in a 4-3 loss to the Twins. Minnesota completed a...
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Live updates, stats from Sunday's Royals-Twins game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Sunday's Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m....
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The Rundown: A weekly look at the majors

Kansas City Star April is a time for surprises, at least in baseball. Each year a team gets out of the box quickly, defying expectations.
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KC ace James Shields struggles as Twins hammer Royals 7-1

Kansas City Star Starter James Shields surrendered seven runs in the first two inning as the Royals lost to the Twins 7-1 on Saturday in Minneapolis. In the last three seasons, Shields allowed seven runs in a game...
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The Star's live updates from today's Royals-Twins game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday's Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m....
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Omar Infante gets back in lineup

Kansas City Star Omar Infante returned to action on Friday night at Target Field in Minneapolis, just three days after an 89-mph fastball struck him in the face.
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Royals' pitching implodes against the Twins

Kansas City Star The Royals' only run resulted from a botched Twins double play. On the first night of a nine-game stretch against dreck like Minneosta and Houston, the Royals stumbled.
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Live updates, stats from Friday's Royals-Twins game

Kansas City Star Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday's Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m....
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Video: The Star's Andy McCullough says Aoki and defense are lifting the Royals

Kansas City Star The KC Star's Andy McCullough and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss the Royals' superb defense and Norichika Aoki's hot bat on their 4-2 home stand and also preview this weekend's series in...
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Look out, Mariano Rivera: Royals' Chen is gaining on you

Kansas City Star Royals pitcher Bruce Chen will never be confused with former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. But Chen, a native of Panama, shares a place alongside Rivera in the record books that he takes...
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With plays like Alcides Escobar's catch, Royals are writing a glove story

Kansas City Star The Royals set franchise record with three players earning Gold Glove awards for their defensive skills last season. Is it possible the club could field almost an entire team of Gold Glove winners?
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Gordon, Guthrie, Giavotella spark Royals' 7-3 win over Rays

Kansas City Star As the ball jumped off Alex Gordon's bat and rose toward the right-field seats, the relief could be felt throughout Kauffman Stadium. Gordon's three-run shot broke open the Royals' 7-3 victory...
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Blog Articles

It's Yordano Ventura Day

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — It's sort of like Greinke Day. Only harder. While the season is still very young, today's game seems eerily similar to the many starts of Zack Greinke in his historic 2009 season. The...
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How Deep a Hole Can You Dig?

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — And still climb out to bask in the post-season sunshine. It really is too early to panic. Sure, one home run (not sure you heard) and an all-around black hole offense can make things seem pretty...
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Offensive offense

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — A quick look at some dirty numbers. Hey, did you hear about the Royals offense? Maybe I should just wish you happy Tax Day. They say if the Royals buried a putrid 10 game stretch like this in...
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Royal Ups and Downs: Swept Edition

Royals Review (NHZ) — The Weekly Installment which, depressingly enough, chronicles the Highs and Lows of the Royals roster. Well, another fun weekend of Royals baseball has run its course. And yeah, we can probably...
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Blue Monday

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — And not the good 'Yeah, Royals!' blue, but more the 'we were swept by the Twins and now it's Monday' sort of blue. Yuck, yuck, yukkity, yuck. Substitute some f's in there and you have a classic...
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Today in Royals History: A Cy Young tandem

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — April 14, 1990. In a 3-1 win against the Toronto Blue Jays , Royals newcomer Mark Davis pitched a one-two-three ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. Not especially notable....
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Royals briefly inspire hope, then crush spirits in 4-3 loss

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — A fitting end for a terrible weekend in Minnesota. The Kansas City Royals have had plenty of soulcrushing losses in my lifetime, so I think I'm more than qualified to state the obvious:...
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Different day, same result

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — And the defense will betray you. I listened to most of the game while getting in my first mow of the year. Much to my chagrin, it was The Steves on the call. Here's what I was able to glean. --...
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Royals Falter in First Road Test in Minnesota

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — The Royals are blown out 10-1 as Bruce Chen gives a very unfunny performance. The Royals had gotten off to a decent start this year despite some bullpen woes and a complete lack of power early...
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OT Friday Thread: Tax Time Edition

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — All you can count on in life is death, taxes, and the Friday afternoon open thread. Its tax time (so hurry up and create some dependents!), that time of the year for Pete Rose to not pay his...
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Key early season stretch

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — The schedule maker was kind to the Royals when he handed them their first extended road trip of 2014. Three games in Minnesota, followed by three games in Houston. Then, the club returns home...
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Revisiting Yordano

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — I made it to my first Royals game of 2014 on Tuesday. It always feels like a homecoming for me, returning to The K the first time in a new season. Refusing to pay full price to watch the only team...
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Jeremy Guthrie, Run Support and Match-ups

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — What seems to be may not really be that way....or something like that. In the Game Recap discussion after yesterday's win, we had quite a bit of discussion of winning pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on a...
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Salvador vs. the Homer

Royals Review (Tyler Drenon) — The league's best player through eight games has less than one dinjer. Berry Bonds Be the man... without him #roylas have O Homers in 2014.Royals have 74 wins.Bonds hit more into the Bay than...
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Royals Take Game and Series from the Rays...The DEVIL Rays

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — Good triumphs once more as Kansas City scores runs and, amazingly, wins because of it. The Royals had Wednesday afternoon's game well in hand before Alex Gordon blasted a three run home run in...
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Changes on the Roster, Changes in the Lineup

Royals Review (Clark Fosler) — Previewing Rays-Roys. Johnny Giavotella is up and batting second today.  Louis Coleman is back and Aaron Brooks (does he really exist - were you actually in the majors if you never got to...
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Today in Royals History: Three consecutive home runs

Royals Review (Craig Brown) — April 9, 2000. Once upon a time, the Royals hit home runs. Mind you, they weren't setting the world afire with bombs. They were just kind of a run of a mill team that would hit with some power....
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Royals squander Ventura gem in 1-0 loss to Devil Rays

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Ventura straight shoves, but the Royals offense is completely outmatched by the Rays pitching staff. Though early inefficiency hastened his exit, Yordano Ventura mystified the Rays . For six...
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The Hitless Wonders

Royals Review (RoyalsRetro) — Mike Moustakas is now hitless through 21 plate appearances this year. He is starting to enter rarefied air with his incompetence. Mike Moustakas flied out to center in the eighth inning last...
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Yordano Ventura and the hope of a new season

Royals Review (Connor Moylan) — It's not wise to place your hopes for a season on a 22-year-old pitcher, but sometimes that's the best option available. I have a brief confession to make; in the middle of March, I was having a...
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