Royals News

  • After duel, KC wins series on White Sox error

    Mike Moustakas slid into catcher Tyler Flowers, knocking the ball from his glove, and scored the deciding run in the Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Hosmer returns earlier than expected

    First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the Royals' lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox. That's a day sooner than manager Ned Yost had expected Hosmer to return from a bruised right hand.

  • Facing Quintanta, Butler out of KC's lineup

    Rarely has Billy Butler been out of the Royals' starting lineup, especially against a left-handed pitcher, but that was the case on Wednesday.

  • Royals reportedly interested in Bastardo

    Left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo of the Phillies is drawing interest from the Royals and other clubs, according to reporter Jim Salisbury of

  • Moustakas fuels Royals' attack with two HRs

    Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and the Royals used a four-run sixth en route to a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark

    Bruce Chen and Mariano Rivera now share something besides their homeland. Both of the longtime pitchers have 82 career victories, tying them for the most by a Panamanian-born player. Chen earned No. 82 in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.

  • Royals respond after players-only meeting

    The Royals' players did a little soul-searching before their first post-All-Star break victory on Tuesday night. They tried that old standard -- a team meeting to shake up things. The result was a 7-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Gordon wins Royals' Heart and Hustle Award

    When it comes to heart and hustle, many Kansas City fans think first of left fielder Alex Gordon. So it was no surprise on Tuesday when Gordon was named winner of the Royals' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

  • Hosmer likely out for rest of White Sox series

    First baseman Eric Hosmer was out of the Royals' lineup for the second straight night on Tuesday against the White Sox. He also missed the series opener with a bruised right hand, and will likely miss Wednesday's finale at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Competitive Balance Lottery on Wednesday

    Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

  • Royals Minor League report: July 22

    Jorge Bonifacio, the Royals' No. 3-ranked prospect by, recorded a single, two RBIs, two walks and a run in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 12-6 loss in 11 innings.

  • Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City

    Billy Butler has had a struggle this season and no one, including him, is sure when or if he'll come out of it. One thing Butler does know is that he'd like to remain with the Royals -- even if it means renegotiating his contract.

  • White Sox gain on pair of reviews vs. Royals

    The Royals challenged an out call at first on Jarrod Dyson in the fifth inning on Tuesday night and that play was ruled to stand, while the White Sox successfully challenged an out call at second base involving Alexei Ramirez that was overturned.

  • Royals find no bargain going up against Sale

    Jeremy Guthrie logged six solid innings with five strikeouts, but Danny Valencia's RBI single was all the Royals could muster in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday night.

  • Guthrie fine with payback after hit by pitches

    There was a bit of baseball gamesmanship that, in the opinion of Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, was handled quite properly. And he was the guy who set it off by hitting two batters early in Monday night's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.

  • Royals Minor League Report: July 21

    Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double.

  • Rogers: Solving Kansas City's playoff riddle

    In first place in the American League Central on June 18, having won 10 games in a row to climb to seven games over .500, the Royals have since gone 9-18, falling eight games behind Detroit and into sixth place in the AL Wild Card race. A season that has been almost a decade in the making, one that was designed to get the Royals into the playoffs for the first time since 1985, could slip away if players don't put on their hitting shoes in a hurry.

  • Hosmer scratched due to bruised right hand

    Shortly before game time on Monday night, manager Ned Yost scratched Eric Hosmer (bruised right hand) and put Billy Butler, normally his designated hitter, at first base for the first time this season.

  • Vargas eyes return to KC's rotation vs. Tribe

    Royals lefty Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy, will miss at least two turns of the rotation. But, if all goes well, he might return as soon as next Sunday against the Indians.