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K.C. Royals

Royals’ Ventura ‘electric’ in 7-1 win over Indians
July 4, 2014
Yordano Ventura’s dominating performance Friday night produced plenty of superaltives. “He was extraordinary,” Kansas City manager Ned Yost said after the rookie right-hander pitched 8 1-3 stellar innings in the Royals’ 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Vargas, Royals shut out Twins, 4-0
July 3, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have played well away from home. They’re consistently capable of winning with only a couple of runs. If they can keep this up for the summer, they’ll probably be right there in the pennant race at the end. Jason Vargas threw seven scoreless innings, Raul Ibanez homered in his second game for Kansas City and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Wednesday.
Twins take advantage of not-so-sharp Royals
July 2, 2014
It started with a dropped popup and only got worse for James Shields and the Kansas City Royals. Shields (8-4) allowed five runs on nine hits and the Royals fell 10-2 to Minnesota on Tuesday night, losing for just the second time on the road in their last 11 games.
Escobar, Perez spark Royals, 6-1
July 1, 2014
Sitting in his office about 10 feet away from the Kansas City Royals’ locker room, manager Ned Yost’s voice was nearly drown out by the thunderous hip hop music blaring and the full-throated cackling from his players in the next room. The young Royals have good reason to celebrate these days.
Infante lifts Royals in 9th
June 29, 2014
A misplay gave Omar Infante the chance to deliver another big hit against the Los Angeles Angels.
Angels outlast Royals, rain delay
June 29, 2014
The rain got to Royals rookie starter Yordano Ventura and the Angels took care of Bruce Chen in his first appearance since April 24. Chen came in Saturday after missing 48 games because of a bulging disc when two rain delays kept Ventura from coming back out after four innings. Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs and Los Angeles beat the Royals 6-2 for its seventh victory in eight games.
Infante slam sparks KC in 8-6 win
June 27, 2014
Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and Kansas City held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 8-6, on a rough Friday night for starting pitchers.
Dodgers slip past Royals
June 26, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was facing one of the hottest relievers in baseball with two outs and the bases loaded in a tie game Wednesday night.
Royals fall to Dodgers, 2-0
June 24, 2014
Clayton Kershaw was asked to assess his performance against Kansas City on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers ace bemoaned the fact that he didn’t have command of his fastball. Maybe if he did, he’d have tossed another no-hitter.
Royals attack Zack, Dodgers to stop skid
June 24, 2014
The Royals had scored just eight runs during a four-game losing streak, and were preparing to face former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke and the power-packed Los Angeles Dodgers. Perfect time to end that slump, eh? Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Greinke and the Royals held on to beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night in their first meeting in nine years.
Royals swept by Mariners; L.A. aces loom
June 23, 2014
When a club is struggling to hit, as are the Kansas City Royals, it probably would prefer not to face a pair of aces in the next two games. But after being swept by the Seattle Mariners with a 2-1 loss Sunday, the Royals have to face Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw today and Tuesday.
Royals drop another one-run decision
June 22, 2014
Dustin Ackley delivered the clutch hit, while Chris Young baffled the Kansas City Royals batters.
Mariners knock Royals from first place
June 21, 2014
The Kansas City Royals’ stay atop the AL Central lasted roughly three days. Brad Miller homered off Greg Holland to break a ninth-inning tie Friday night, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Royals to a 7-5 defeat — their second straight after a 10-game winning streak that had propelled the long-downtrodden franchise into first place.
Royals’ streak halted by Tigers
June 20, 2014
The Kansas City Royals finally lost, but slugger Billy Butler hopes their impressive push in the AL Central will go on.
Little luck helps Royals win 10th in a row
June 18, 2014
Alex Gordon’s grounder up the middle looked like a routine out — until it hit second base and took a wacky bounce, allowing the game’s first run to score. With breaks like that, it’s no wonder the Kansas City Royals have won 10 in a row.