7/27/2016 | 21 fun salute: Mondesi excels in birthday win
Celebrating his 21st birthday during the Royals 7-5 series-finale win over the Angels, Raul Mondesi squared down a bunt, and gunned it to first. By the time the dust settled on the wild play, Mondesi was standing at third and the Royals had come back from an early 3-1 deficit to tie the score at 3.
7/27/2016 | Yost calls team meeting to ease anxiety
With the defending World Series champion Royals fading fast from playoff contention, manager Ned Yost held a team meeting prior to Wednesday's series finale with the Angels.
7/27/2016 | Ventura, Hamels set for rematch in Texas
As the Rangers and Royals begin a four game set at Globe Life Park in Arlington, it'll be a rematch of last Saturday's showdown at Kauffman Stadium. Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will be back on the mound taking on Rangers lefty Cole Hamels.
7/26/2016 | Royals focused on turnaround, not Deadline
As the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches on Monday, the Royals are moving in the wrong direction. They fell to 3-8 after the All-Star break after Tuesday night's 13-0 loss to the Angels.
7/26/2016 | Shoemaker, Duffy eyeing continued success in series finale
Two of the hottest pitchers in the Amercan League will square off when Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker opposes Royals lefty Danny Duffy in the series finale on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
7/26/2016 | Angels ride 22-hit attack to series win over Royals
Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs' welcome back to the big leagues couldn't have gone any better. He threw seven shutout innings in a 13-0 win over the free-falling Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/26/2016 | Royals getting to see Mondesi in big leagues
The Royals recalled top prospect Raul Mondesi from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and optioned infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield to Omaha.
7/26/2016 | Jimenez among top prospect performers Monday
Cubs No. 4 prospect Eloy Jimenez was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
7/26/2016 | First-inning woes prove problematic for Royals
For the first time since July 8, the Royals did not surrender a home run to an opponent. But even with one problem subsiding, another remained. This season, the Royals have given up more runs in the first inning than any other, a problem that continued on Monday.
7/25/2016 | Moore, KC face difficult Deadline decisions
As the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline looms for the Royals, general manager Dayton Moore said he and his staff are preparing on both fronts -- as sellers or buyers.
7/25/2016 | Skaggs faces Royals in long-awaited return
Promising young Angels starter Tyler Skaggs makes his return from Tommy John surgery -- five days before the two-year anniversary of his last Major League game -- on Tuesday, when he will be pitted against Royals right-hander Dillon Gee (3-3, 4.19 ERA) in the second game of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
7/25/2016 | Angels roll by Royals behind Santiago, Pujols
Hector Santiago held the Royals to two runs through 5 1/3 innings and Albert Pujols drove in four runs with three hits as the Angels cruised to a 6-2 win.
7/25/2016 | Royals weighing offers for Davis, Volquez
The Yankees traded hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs after entering Monday with a 7.7 percent chance of reaching the postseason, according to FanGraphs.com. What, then, will become of the defending World Series champion Royals, and top arms Wade Davis and Edinson Volquez?
7/24/2016 | Morales' bat gets going, but he, KC can't capitalize
While the Royals are known for their "keep the line moving" offensive mentality, their struggles have come in a similar fashion. Despite getting the leadoff man on five times Sunday, the Royals managed to tally only a run on Kendrys Morales' homer in their 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
7/24/2016 | DeShields' dinger lifts Rangers after duel in KC
After a solid start by right-hander Edinson Volquez on Sunday, Kansas City turned the ball over to Luke Hochevar in the seventh, and for the second straight day, the Royals' bullpen wasn't able to get the job done. Delino DeShields hit a go-ahead homer to left-center field, and the Rangers held on for 2-1 win at Kauffman Stadium.
7/24/2016 | Royals looking for redemption vs. Angels
Hector Santiago and Ian Kennedy face off when the Angels and Royals open up a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Monday.
7/24/2016 | Diaz, Frazier among top prospect performers Saturday
The Midwest League is notorious for dampening the power of young hitters. Apparently no one told that to Isan Diaz. The Brewers' No. 11 prospect slugged a pair of home runs on Saturday, including a walk-off shot to propel Class A Wisconsin past Lake County, 9-8. Diaz also hit a triple in the contest en route to finishing 3-for-4, while his six RBIs represented a new career high.
7/23/2016 | Ventura says he's OK despite rib contustion
After being struck in the ribs by a ground ball, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers. The club announced Ventura is day to day with a right rib contusion and X-rays were negative.
7/23/2016 | Vargas progressing with sim game for Royals
Royals left-hander Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday, as he continues to build up after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2015.
7/23/2016 | Volquez aiming to help Royals claim rubber game
Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will square off against Rangers righty A.J. Griffin in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
7/23/2016 | Hamels wins battle as Rangers push past Royals
No. 1 starter Cole Hamels is doing his part to keep the Rangers afloat while they try to figure out about the rest of the rotation. With trade rumors flying everywhere, the Rangers' big acquisition from last season won for the second time since the All-Star break in a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday night.
7/23/2016 | Vogelbach, Berrios among top prospect performers Friday
Dan Vogelbach sure knows how to make an introduction. Playing in his first game with Triple-A Tacoma since being traded from the Cubs to the Mariners on Wednesday, Vogelbach went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
7/22/2016 | Duffy is Royals' stopper with emotional outing
As Royals starter Danny Duffy took the mound for the series opener against the Rangers on Friday night, there was more on his mind than the performance ahead. About a week earlier, Duffy said he had learned that Liam Shipley, a child he had met just a month ago, had died after a battle with Leukemia.
7/22/2016 | Cain keeps working toward return to Royals
As the Royals gathered at the White House to celebrate their 2015 World Series championship on Thursday, there were a few faces missing, notably outfielder Lorenzo Cain.
7/22/2016 | Hamels, Ventura looking to get on track in series rematch
Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will square off against Rangers lefty Cole Hamels in the middle game of the series on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
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