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3 hrs ago | Deseret News
After a disappointing start against Detroit on Monday, onetime BYU pitcher Jeremy Guthrie rebounded nicely Saturday as the Kansas City Royals try to inch closer to their first playoff appearance since 1985. After a disappointing start against Detroit on Monday, onetime BYU pitcher Jeremy Guthrie rebounded nicely Saturday as the Kansas City Royals try to inch closer to their first playoff appearance since 1985.
7 hrs ago | Kansas City Royals
Right-hander Aaron Brooks pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha beat the Reno Aces, 4-0, on Sunday to win the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 3-2. Brooks, who struck out nine and walked two, was named Most Valuable Player of the PCL playoffs with a 3-0 record and a 0.75 ERA.
11 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. The Royals fell 1 1-2 games behind Detroit, which beat Cleveland, in the AL Central.
15 hrs ago | Kings of Kauffman
Sep 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Nori Aoki drives in a run with a double against the Texas Rangers in the third inning in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports Nori Aoki was acquired by the Kansas City Royals to solve their problems at the leadoff spot.
19 hrs ago | Kansas City Royals
Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, had retired all eight batters he'd faced since being called up to the Majors this month. But in pitching a scoreless ninth inning to finish up a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night, Finnegan surrendered a single to pinch-hitter Allen Craig .
Jed Lowrie walked on four pitches with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the A's the go-ahead run in a 3-2 victory over Seattle that kept the A's ahead of the Mariners and the Kansas City Royals in the American League wild-card race. Squaring off against closer Fernando Rodney, the A's got a leadoff walk in the 10th from Coco Crisp, a bunt from Sam Fuld and an intentional walk to Josh Donaldson.
It's somewhat silly to be writing about what the Royals should be doing in 2014 to make the playoffs. The fact of the matter is that Ned blew this in Spring Training - which was predictable in 2013 if you watched where this thing was going.
Rubby De La Rosa of the Boston Red Sox talks with plate umpire Jim Reynolds after he was charged with a balk that scored Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning. KANSAS CITY - The Red Sox have a large group of young starting pitchers on the cusp of being ready for the major leagues, enough that they were comfortable in trading Felix Doubront, John Lackey, Jon Lester and Jake Peavy in July.
Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss.
Triple-A Omaha's season was pushed to the brink of elimination with Friday's 2-1 loss to Reno in Game 3 of the Pacific Coast League championship series. The Storm Chasers, who trail 2-1 in the best-of-five series, must win games on Saturday and Sunday to claim the PCL crown.
Could lefty Chris Sale of the out-of-contention White Sox have a major impact on the Detroit-Kansas City race? The standings on this Friday in September show the Kansas City Royals with a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, a lead sliced to that miniscule margin because of the Royals' loss to woeful Boston Thursday night.
Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Kansas City lost for the fourth time in five games and fell out of first place in the AL Central for the first time since Aug. 10. The Royals, who are 0-5 against the last-place Red Sox, dropped a half-game behind Detroit.
Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke pitches in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. / Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports Matchup: Cleveland at Tigers, 7:08.
Apr 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Chicago White Sox players glove and hat before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Country music superstar Garth Brooks not only had friends in "low places," but friends with the Chicago White Sox as well.
Al Yellon at Bleed Cubbie Blue reminds me that you can only get a full board like this during the day on a Sunday afternoon schedule. - Al Yellon, Bleed Cubbie Blue Thursday was terrible for Athletics fans that bothered to watch the other games around the American League.
I don't want to tempt fate, but with the Royals playoff odds still at 70%, it would be prudent to at least begin making tentative post-season plans. If you're looking to get tickets on the secondary market, you should also expect to pay a pretty penny.
But it's not too soon to give Dayton Moore and the Royals credit for making a trade that played out exactly the way they said it would. I'm not talking about wins and losses and playoff berths - which was certainly a significant part of my objection to it - but that the players they were acquiring have performed the way the Royals thought they would.... Maybe the trade won't propel the Royals into the playoffs this year, in which case we'll have to judge its legacy anew.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:35 pm
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