Tag: Kansas City Royals

Q & A: Former Mules pitcher climbs through minor leagues

Fall league play for Major League Baseball wrapped up about two weeks ago and former Mules pitcher Grant Gavin completed his second season of professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals organization. Gavin joined the Muleskinner on a phone call to discuss his professional career and what it’s like playing for a team he grew… Read more »

Royals comeback fall short in 5-4 loss to Yankees in 10

By DAVE SKRETTA Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Joakim Soria threw the pitch he wanted to Jacoby Ellsbury with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and even got the result he wanted — right until the ball bounced away from him. The grounder off Soria scooted toward the left side of the… Read more »

Escobar homers for surging Royals in 5-2 win over

By CHRISTOPHER STOCK Associated Press (MIAMI, AP) — Alcides Escobar is the latest player to make an impact at the plate for the Kansas City Royals. Escobar homered, doubled, and drove in two runs to lead the surging Royals past the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Thursday night. “Esky had a great game,” Royals manager Ned Yost… Read more »

Gordon hits grand slam as Royals top Twins 8-1

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Alex Gordon has been battling most of the season to raise his average above .200. Now he is the hottest hitter on the American League’s hottest team. Gordon hit a grand slam, Dillon Gee pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Thursday… Read more »

Royals’ Hosmer finishes dramatic night with 9th-inning HR

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press (DETROIT, AP) — Eric Hosmer has been trying to find his way out of a long slump, and coming to Detroit may have done the trick. A night after homering in a win over the Tigers, Hosmer spent most of Wednesday torturing the Comerica Park crowd. He walked in the… Read more »

Duffy, 4 homers lead Royals over Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press (DETROIT, AP) — Justin Verlander has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball for the last six weeks. For most of Tuesday night, he was again. Verlander came into the game having gone 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his previous eight starts, then only allowed four hits and… Read more »

Royals, Nats minor league pitchers suspended 72 games each

(NEW YORK, AP) — Pitchers Miguel Medrano of Kansas City and Yonaiker Oropeza of Washington have been suspended 72 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program following positive tests for Stanozolol. Medrano, a 21-year-old right-hander, has a 0.66 ERA in eight relief appearances this year for the Dominican Summer League Royals. Yonaiker Oropeza, an… Read more »

Kennedy pitches Royals past Tigers 3-1; Cabrera hurt

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press (DETROIT, AP) — Ian Kennedy knew his good stuff was back by late July. He had nothing to show for it until Monday night, though. The right-hander took three straight no-decisions for the Kansas City Royals while allowing two runs in 19 1/3 innings. He gave up 13 hits and struck… Read more »

Orlando, Cain each have 4 hits, 3 RBIs, Royals beat Twins

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — With Paulo Orlando a double shy of the cycle, Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the Royals were hoping their best hitter could get one more at-bat in the ninth inning against Minnesota. Orlando got his chance, but settled for a single. The Royals were plenty satisfied, though,… Read more »

Ventura pitches into 7th as Royals beat Blue Jays 7-1

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Yordano Ventura was not at his best, but good enough to end a personal losing drought. Ventura pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Kendrys Morales hit a grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 Sunday. “As far as stuff-wise and command, it obviously wasn’t… Read more »