Rangers belt 5 home runs in 16-1 rout of Royals

Baseball 05/16/19, 15:35

Rougned Odor homered twice, Willie Calhoun went deep for the second straight day and the Texas Rangers hit five homers in all as they routed the Kansas City Royals 16-1 on Thursday in the rubber game of their three-game set.Joey Gallo went deep among his four hits, and Hunter Pence ...

Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:43

Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to make the Royals' opening day roster.Then manager Ned Yost told the Zimmer and infielder Frank Schwindel they were going to Omaha, ...

White Sox, Royals ready to prove skeptics wrong this season

Baseball 03/27/19, 13:28

The consensus among prognosticators is that the Chicago White Sox or Kansas City Royals will finish in the bottom of the AL Central, and whichever avoids the cellar won't fare a whole lot better.Well, one of them will soon be undefeated.The White Sox and Royals meet Thursday at Kauffman Stadium ...

Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago

Baseball 03/20/19, 05:15

Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence.The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception.Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step toward contention. ...

Royals’ Mondesi could be taking first step to stardom

Baseball 02/22/19, 17:34

The Kansas City Royals have been waiting patiently for Adalberto Mondesi to develop into the player they thought he could be. The time could be now.The starting shortstop job will be his on opening day with Alcides Escobar departing for Baltimore on a minor league contract."Mondesi is a tremendously talented ...

Royals looking to build on strong finish to 2018

Baseball 02/18/19, 16:22

The Kansas City Royals lost 104 games in 2018 despite finishing the season 20-14. They hope they can begin this season like they ended the last one, and not the way they've started in recent years."These guys made a lot of progress from the middle of August all through September," ...

Royals thankful for uneventful offseason

Baseball 01/26/19, 01:10

Sometimes uneventful is a good thing."This has been a great winter for me," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Friday at the Royals' FanFest. "It all started with the progress we made at the end of last year. I felt good about where we ended. It was just a great ...

Matheny hired by Royals; possible successor to Yost?

Sports 11/23/18, 15:11

Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost.The 64-year-old Yost has managed the Royals since 2010 and led the team to the 2015 World Series ...

Yost to return as Royals’ manager next year

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:49

Ned Yost will return as the Royals' manager next year following Kansas City's poorest season since 2005.Kansas City announced a one-year extension Sunday before the season finale against Cleveland."The harmony in the organization is really important," general manager Dayton Moore said. "We're at a point in time right now where ...

Perez’s single in 10th gives Royals 2-1 win over Indians

Baseball 09/28/18, 04:01

Salvador Perez got the big hit, though Adalberto Mondesi may have made the biggest plays.Before Alex Gordon's walk and Perez's game-winning single in the 10th inning, the fourth walk-off RBI of his career and second in two weeks, it was Mondesi's two-out walk and two steals that set the stage ...

Royals beat Tigers 4-3, stop 5-game slide

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:08

This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching.Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding off the Detroit Tigers for a 4-3 win on Friday night.Alex Gordon had three hits for the Royals, who hit four homers ...

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