James Shields had another strong start for Kansas City on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Shields and the Royals, the rest of the game was also familiar.
Here's a frightening thought. If the baseball major leagues were being formed at the start of the 21st century rather than at the start of the 20th, Austin and Charlotte and Portland and Nashville and Orlando would get teams; because those cities are growing.
Following two evening games against the Los Angeles Angels to start the homestand, the Royals will take on the Angels in 1:10 p.m. contests on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.
May 13, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
Holy crap, this may be the greatest photo in Royals baseball card history. Ladies and gentlemen, on this day in 1992, Jim Eisenreich became the first player in Royals history to get to Second Base... with second base.
Eric Hosmer tallied two hits with two runs scored and the Kansas City Royals used a four-run eighth inning to capture a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros in the middle test of a three-game set.
Matt Dominguez launched a three-run home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference as the Houston Astros topped the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game set from Minute Maid Park Dominguez and Jimmy Paredes had two hits apiece to pace Houston, which won for the third time in five tries after dropping six in a row.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Buddy Baumann : Activated from the DL and assigned to NWA from Omaha on 5/12. Then promoted to Omaha on 5/18. He's pitched 6 innings of scoreless ball between two.
Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.
I still strongly dislike the trade, and he would be better in right field today than Francoeur.
May 11, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Vernon Wells runs the bases after hitting a 2 run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Jose Reyes, who twisted his left ankle during a Friday game, watches from the dugout during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 13, 2013.