Royals News

  • Royals finish sweep behind dominant Shields

    James Shields led Kansas City to a 5-1 win over Houston at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep of the Astros.

  • Royals place Cain on DL with groin strain

    Kansas City placed center fielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left groin strain after Cain was injured trying to beat out a grounder in Wednesday night's win over the Houston Astros.

  • In a pinch, Dyson impresses against Astros

    Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson demonstrated the perfect example of manufacturing a run in Wednesday night's 6-4 win over Houston in 11 innings.

  • Vargas rolling into series opener with Twins

    After getting swept in a three-game series at Target Field last weekend, the Royals will be looking to turn the tables on the Twins when they host a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium that begins Friday night.

  • Duffy happy to contribute to victory out of 'pen

    No one was happier about being a part of Kansas City's extra-inning win over Houston Wednesday night than reliever Danny Duffy, the winning pitcher.

  • Yost challenges, gets call overturned

    The Kansas City Royals, who lost a replay challenge to Houston manager Bo Porter Wednesday night, won one Thursday night.

  • Moustakas' first homer wins it in 11th

    Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

  • Royals adjust starts due to Chen's stiff back

    Right-hander James Shields will start for the Royals Thursday night at Houston instead of Bruce Chen, who has a stiff back. Left-hander Jason Vargas will move up a day to pitch Friday night at home against Minnesota with Chen starting Saturday's afternoon game against the Twins.

  • Astros win challenge in tight game with KC

    Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a safe call on Lorenzo Cain's leadoff infield single in the ninth inning of a 4-4 game against the Royals on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. After a two-minute, 54-second review, Cain was ruled out.

  • Maxwell was impressed by Springer in Minors

    Justin Maxwell and George Springer, who made his Houston debut Wednesday night, played together at times at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston organization the last two years when Maxwell was in the Minors on rehab assignments.

  • Old pals Moustakas, Dominguez catch up

    Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas was reunited with his high school teammate, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, Tuesday night.

  • Royals Minor League report: April 16

    No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi was 3-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and starter John Lamb had a rocky outing in the Omaha Storm Chasers' loss to Round Rock.

  • Ventura earns first career win for Royals

    Omar Infante led the Royals' mild charge, drilling a first-inning home run and later tallying an RBI fielder's choice to back up Yordano Ventura's solid seven innings as Kansas City took game one of the series, 4-2, against the Astros on Tuesday night in Minute Maid Park.

  • Royals emotional about honoring Robinson

    Hours before the annual celebration of baseball's first African-American player showed up on the back of their jerseys in the form of the No. 42, several Royals reflected on the former Dodger star's impact on the modern game.

  • Power numbers an issue for the Royals so far

    The Royals have hit just one home run in their first 356 at-bats and tallied only 111 total bases during that span. Entering Tuesday's game in Houston, Kansas City's .312 slugging percentage is last in the Majors by 21 points.

  • Royals Minor League report: April 15

    The Storm Chasers posted their first shutout of 2014. Francisco Pena's homer in the second gave Omaha a 2-0 lead. Christian Colon added two hits, an RBI and a run.

  • Maxwell makes first return to Houston

    Whether or not the Justin Maxwell sees the field during Kansas City's three-game set, the outfielder is just happy to be back in the place he called home for nearly two years.

  • Duffy making quick adjustment to role in 'pen

    What took place on Saturday at Target Field wasn't in the Royals' blueprint -- at least the latest revision -- for the 2014 season. Left-hander Danny Duffy wasn't supposed to pitch in relief.