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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: July 3

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Bret Saberhagen dominated the A’s lineup for eight innings, leading the Royals to a 3-0 victory […]
Via Pine Tar Press
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Royals get Hosmer back in lineup after ring finger sprain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the starting lineup Thursday night after missing a three-game sweep at the hands of Houston with a sprained right ring finger. Hosmer said he isn't 100 percent, but he felt good enough after taking swings against Jason Vargas in a simulated game earlier Thursday to play in the series opener against the second-place...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios and the Royals’ Right Field Dilemma

When they Royals signed Alex Rios to a one-year deal for $11 million, including a buyout on a mutual option for 2016, they were gambling on the 34-year old being healthy following an injury-riddled 2014 season that led to him hitting just 4 home runs. It may not have been a spectacular move, but it […]
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrate Royals Week with the Kansas City Royals and Community Blood Center

PRESS RELEASE: 1985 World Series Champions to make appearances at Community Blood Center donation centers, encouraging donors and fans to give the gift of life this summer June 30, 2015, Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Royals and Community Blood Center (CBC) are teaming up for their annual Royals Week Blood Drive, July 6th through July 12th. All presenting donors during...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Royals fan who cheered World Series run passes away from cancer

Noah Wilson, who made an indelible mark upon the world long before his loyalty and love for the Kansas City Royals turned him into a motivating force behind the team’s run to the World Series last season passed away on Tuesday after a battle with various cancer-related ailments. He was seven years old. Wilson, diagnosed...Read More The post Young Royals fan who cheered World Series...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Millar got a mini Gatorade bath from Salvador Perez

On Tuesday’s episode of Intentional Talk, Kevin Millar was live at Minute Maid Park interviewing a number of Astros and Royals players. One of those players was Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, who had a little surprise for Millar when teammate Mike Moustakas showed up to take a selfie. The ol' bait and switch on @KMillar15 by @Royals' @SalvadorPerez15 and @Mooose_8! #Selfie...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Royals fan whose cancer fight gained attention passes away

OLATHE, Kan. -- A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year's World Series has died. He was 7. Noah Wilson of Olathe died Tuesday night at a hospital, his family announced. Noah had his last radiation treatment in mid-June and had been considered free of Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer. But his family said...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy goes the distance -- sorta -- but can't quite get it done for Royals

Danny Duffy was decent. Dallas Keuchel was superb. In a battle of left-handers, Houston's Keuchel bested Kansas City's Duffy as the Royals lost, 4-0, to the Astros on Tuesday night. Keuchel spun eight innings of shutout ball to silence Kansas City. Duffy, meanwhile, delivered his second-longest start of the season by going 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Kansas City Royals Actually Deserve to be All-Stars?

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 11: Salvador Perez #13, Greg Holland #56 and Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals hold their 2014 All Star jerseys during a special presentation prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on July 11, 20 In the last All-Star voting update of the year, five Kansas City Royals were in the lead to start the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros jump all over Blanton early and cruise past Royals

The fairy tale ended abruptly for Joe Blanton. Blanton had dazzled in his first two starts as a Royal, but crashed back to reality Monday night during Kansas City's 6-1 loss to Houston. The right-hander finished just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. Entering Monday's game, Blanton had walked three total batters in 26 innings. Blanton had filled in admirably...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

If Omar Infante starts the All Star game, the world may stop spinning

OK, so maybe the title of this piece is a practice in the use of hyperbole. Still, does anyone really think Omar Infante deserves to even be in the All Star game, nonetheless start it? Sure, ballot stuffing has seemed to be a popular activity for Kansas City Royals fans, but I can’t imagine that even they think a guy who holds one of the worst batting averages in the league (...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals slipping in ASG voting, lose two more starters

On Monday, Major League Baseball released its sixth voting update for this year’s All-Star Game and thankfully, it looks as though The Great Kansas City Ponzi Scheme of 2015 is beginning to come unraveled at the seams. Somewhat. Amidst aggressive Royals fans trying to stuff the ballot boxes like Franklin Delano Roosevelt trying to pack...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals lose two more all-star starters in latest voting

As Thursday’s deadline approaches for All-Star Game voting to close, it appears baseball fans outside of Kansas City are moving ever closer to making the American League team an accurate representation of which players truly deserve to start in Cincinnati on July 14. In other words, two more Kansas City Royals lost their starting places this past week, bringing the number down...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Drives in Three Runs in Kansas City Royals Win

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 28: Salvador Perez #13 and Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Perez hit a two-run homer against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 28, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Royals won the game 5-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) In what was a day of milestones for two Royals players...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Joe Blanton Re-Assessment Opportunity

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis is Having a Remarkable Year

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals congratulates Wade Davis #17 after the Royals defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals are 72 games into a season in which they are proving...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where would the Kansas City Royals be without Edinson Volquez?

Lost in all the madness of the Kansas City Royals‘ All-Star bonanza has been the much-less-hyped but just-as-important stellar season that starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is having. The Royals are considered the American League favorite by many Vegas oddsmakers, but it’s hard to ignore their spotty starting pitching. Entering Saturday, the Royals’ rotation is ranked 22nd in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Bubba Starling edition

(milb.com) The Kansas City Royals have had the league’s best bullpen for the last two seasons and don’t look to lose their grip anytime season. However, with inconsistent play from starting pitchers this season and numerous injuries to go along with that, the bullpen’s work load can be taxing at times and eventually will need to be relieved by a stretch of strong starts from...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales, Gordon power Royals past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering animosity. A few players from both clubs exchanged hugs and handshakes before the game,...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Murray’s Ex-Fiancee Kacie McDonnell Now Dating Kansas City Royals’ 1B Eric Hosmer

Aaron Murray’s ex-fiancee has moved on and is now dating another professional athlete.  Kacie McDonnell, who moved to Kansas City with the former Georgia quarterback after he was drafted, got engaged to the QB last October. They ended their engagement a couple months later.  The TV reporter is now dating Kansas City Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer.  McDonnell and Hosmer...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mondesi, Cuthbert Chosen to Represent Royals in Futures Game

It was announced today that Royals prospects Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert have been chosen to represent the Royals in the Futures Game during the All-Star break on July 12th. Mondesi has been a hot prospect in the Royals minor league system since 2012 when he began playing for the organization at the very young age of 16. At only 19 years of age, he is currently hitting...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar takes nut shot from routine ground ball (VIDEO)

Alcides Escobar is usually pretty adept at handling ground balls but, when he isn't — man it hurts. The Kansas City Royals shortstop misplayed this grounder Wednesday and well ... you know. Let's just call it ball three. this can't feel good--like, at all pic.twitter.com/O4oqU9IR71 — Jose Rivera (@notjoserivera) June 25, 2015
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy Returns; Offense Leads the Way in 8-2 Series Win

Wednesday night marked the return of Danny Duffy, who was activating from the disabled list before the contest. He was sharp early, but was on a limited pitch count so only managed to go four and two-thirds innings while striking out four and issuing one earned run. Part of the reason Duffy has had struggles in the past was in the control department, so it was positive to see him...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How badly do the Royals really need a starting pitcher?

You remember how the last year went, and ended. It was devastating — not only because the Royals came so close, but because no one could be sure when the Royals would have another opportunity. The following season didn’t appear so bright; while the team could survive losing, say, Nori Aoki and Billy Butler, it […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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