The five runs scored by the White Sox offense during Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field must have seemed like a season's worth of support for Jose Quintana, the South Siders' winning pitcher.
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It's no secret what is holding the Royals back in 2017: Their offense. The Royals are last in baseball in scoring, averaging 2.6 runs a game with a .586 OPS. They recently set a franchise record with eight straight games of scoring two runs or less.
The Royals open a 10-game homestand Friday night at 7:15 CT against the Twins with Kennedy (0-2, 2.08 ERA) taking the mound. Right-hander Kyle Gibson (0-3, 9.00 ERA) starts for the Twins.
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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy always has pitched well against the White Sox here in what is now called Guaranteed Rate Field: Six runs in seven career starts. But that success vanished on Tuesday night in a 10-5 loss as he gave up nine hits and six runs in just 4 2/3 innings.
After a 23-inning scoreless drought, including a two-game stretch where the White Sox had exactly one runner reach second base, the offense has come to life. They knocked out 14 hits in an 10-5 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night, marking their third straight victory.
On the day that his good friend, Dale Earnhardt Jr., announced he was retiring from racing at the end of this season, Royals manager Ned Yost sat in his office at Guaranteed Rate Field and said Junior was making the right decision.
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Ned Yost has managed the Royals for eight seasons and never been blessed with a deep stable of sluggers. He knows this drill.
Before long, a breaking point could come for a Royals pitching staff that has been lights-out lately but has little to show for it because of an anemic offense. The Royals may be reaching that point after a 12-1 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Monday night. It was the eighth straight game the Royals have scored two runs or fewer -- a franchise record.
Almost everybody for the White Sox hit and Miguel Gonzalez once again turned in a stellar mound effort, as Chicago cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the three-game series opener.
If you're trying to dig deep into the numbers and analyze why Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is off to a slow start, it would be easy to single out his high ground-ball rate. Another explanation: Bad luck.
Even in defeat, the Royals have been buoyed by their starting pitchers lately, entering Sunday with a Major League-leading rotation ERA. Then, even that lifeboat sunk in a 5-2 loss as the Rangers completed a four-game sweep.
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The Rangers completed a four-game sweep of the Royals with a 5-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez remained out of the lineup on Sunday with neck stiffness, but the presence of backup catcher Drew Butera is a luxury most teams don't have, manager Ned Yost said.
It seems like every time he takes the mound, Kolby Allard keeps showing why the Braves drafted him No. 14 overall two years ago. Allard is among Sunday's top prospect performers.
After another seven strong innings, Royals starter Ian Kennedy's ERA dipped to 2.08, not much more than half the American League average. Unfortunately for him, the Royals have scored a total of three runs over Kennedy's four starts, including Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Royals right fielder Jorge Soler, who has been sidelined since near the end of Spring Training with a left oblique strain, started his rehab assignment off on a positive note on Friday night.
Elvis Andrus singled home the winning run in the ninth to give the Rangers a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have won three straight in this series -- including two in walk-off fashion -- and nine straight over the Royals dating to last season.
ARLINGTON -- Given how stagnant their offense has been for most of 2017, it's not hard to imagine what sort of trouble the Royals would be in if their starting rotation hadn't been so spectacular at the same time. Friday's 6-2 loss against the Rangers didn't leave much to the imagination.
Royals prospect Jorge Bonifacio made his Major League debut Friday in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers. He started in right field and batted eighth on the same day he was called up from Triple-A Omaha in an effort to boost Kansas City's lagging offense.
ARLINGTON -- A pair of Rangers hit a pair of home runs to back a strong outing from Cole Hamels in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday night.
The Royals called up outfielder Jorge Bonifacio on Friday. The club also recalled left-hander Matt Strahm, the organization's No. 1 prospect.
A one-out single by Delino DeShields to left field scored Joey Gallo in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Rangers a 1-0 walk-off win over the Royals on Thursday night at Globe Life Park, in the longest scoreless game in the Majors this season.
Throw nearly goes right through Eric Hosmer's glove
Royals lefty Danny Duffy hung a bunch of zeros on the scoreboard Thursday night against the Rangers. Just not as many as his offense did. In a 1-0 loss to the Rangers, Duffy's 7 1/3 workmanlike innings faded into almost an afterthought in an offense-starved, 13-inning affair that featured only 10 combined hits.
Make it three straight scoreless starts for Class A Advanced Buies Creek's Franklin Perez.
How good has Royals left-hander Jason Vargas been? Almost perfect as he continued his amazing start to 2017 with seven more shutout innings in the Royals' 2-0 win over the Giants on Wednesday night.
Royals left-hander Jason Vargas continued his dominant start to 2017, tossing seven shutout innings to pick up his third straight victory in a 2-0 triumph over the Giants on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
When a ball can be caught, it all changes. Lorenzo Cain transforms. His sprint speed on outs is 29.1 -- almost identical to his all-out speed -- and that suddenly puts him third in baseball, behind only the dynamic duo of Billy Hamilton and Byron Buxton.
Joe Panik looped a two-out single to right-center, just in front of a diving Lorenzo Cain, scoring Nick Hundley from second base and the Giants slipped past the Royals, 2-1, in 11 innings Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.