Royals left-hander Danny Duffy appeared to have no-hit stuff from the get-go. Duffy fired a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Colorado's Nolan Arenado clubbed his 28th home run, a two-run shot. The Royals hung on for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium after the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, and left-hander Scott Alexander got the final out after coming in for closer Kelvin Herrera, who left with an apparent injury.
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The Royals on Tuesday welcomed back their All-Star and Gold Glove catcher Salvador Perez, who was activated from the disabled list after recovering from an intercostal strain.
Royals manager Ned Yost never has been one to concede the division race in favor of the Wild Card race. So even though the Royals dropped two of three to the first-place Indians in the American League Central and fell 6 1/2 games back, Yost is not about to turn his attention to the seemingly more attainable AL Wild Card.
The origin of Royals right-hander Peter Moylan's chosen nickname for Players Weekend (Aug. 25-27) comes from an unlikely source: Australian cricket.
A potential statement series didn't turn out the way the Royals wanted it to, but they did avoid the sweep thanks to a strong start from right-hander Jason Hammel and some offensive help from their bench players.
The Royals got an unexpected boost from their bench, which proved important in their 7-4 win over the Indians on Sunday to avoid a disastrous three-game sweep.
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Jay Bruce continued his sizzling start with the Indians by hitting an RBI double, and catcher Roberto Perez delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning, and the Indians held off the Royals, 5-0, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals placed reliever Neftali Feliz (right ulnar nerve palsy) on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and recalled left-hander Eric Skoglund from Triple-A Omaha to take his spot on the Major League roster.
Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.
The Royals' strongest hope to even a pivotal series at one game apiece with the Indians on Saturday rested on the reliable left arm of Jason Vargas, who had dominated the Tribe in three starts this year, posting a 0.87 ERA. Since 2015, Vargas was 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA against the Indians.
In the first of 10 games between the Indians and Royals that could decide the American League Central, the Tribe cruised to a 10-1 win on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals on Friday placed right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, but manager Ned Yost indicated the recovery time would be far less than it would be from a typical oblique strain.
With all the talk of how shaky the Royals' bullpen has been this month, somewhat overlooked is how inconsistent the rotation has been lately as well.
Now into his second month playing in the Florida State League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finding his power stroke.
Jeffrey Flanagan answers fans' questions and in the latest Royals Inbox.
Alex Gordon hit his second RBI single of the game in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 7-6 series-winning victory over the A's on Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum and keep Kansas City 1/2 game back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
It's been nothing but sunshine for Lorenzo Cain on the Royals' road trip and in the Golden State this season.
If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi.
The A's responded to Kansas City's five-run, eighth-inning rally with six runs in the bottom half of the frame, getting a bases-clearing double from Matt Joyce in an eventful 10-8 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night and preventing the Royals from claiming sole possession of the second American League Wild Card spot.
A roller coaster of an eighth inning ended on a bitter note for the Royals on Tuesday night. After Kansas City's offense woke up and scored five runs in top of the eighth, the bullpen proceeded to give up six runs in the bottom half in an excruciating 10-8 loss at the Coliseum.
As rookie catcher Cam Gallagher stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning on Monday night, manager Ned Yost "was just hoping for a walk." Instead, Gallagher lined a full-count fastball over the left-field wall for his first career home run, a grand slam that sent the Royals to a 6-2 win over the A's at the Coliseum.
Rookie catcher Cam Gallagher launched a grand slam for his first career home run, helping the Royals secure a 6-2 series-opening victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Monday evening.
Despite just missing out on hitting for the cycle for the second time this season, it's been a terrific sophomore season for Whit Merrifield, now hitting .296 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs to go with 19 steals, all primarily from the leadoff spot. His skill set is highly valued by the Royals.
A quick offensive burst is all it took for the Royals to grab their second consecutive win Sunday and claim the series with the White Sox, 14-6, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Gordon calmly robs a homer to seal Royals' win
It took a former White Sox to beat the White Sox and end the Royals' recent misery. Melky Cabrera, acquired before the Trade Deadline, belted a two-run home run off reliever Aaron Bummer in the eighth inning, and the Royals rallied for a 5-4 win on Saturday, ending a five-game losing streak.
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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy gave his team six strong innings of two-run ball, but a few mistakes in the seventh tarnished his night.
Rookie Adam Engel's second triple fueled a four-run seventh, capped by Tim Anderson's two-run home run, as the White Sox surged to a 6-3 win over the slumping Royals on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Royals outfielder Melky Cabrera made his first trip back to Chicago on Friday and back to see his former White Sox teammates.