Royals

Young talent gives Royals a reason to be optimistic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals can look back on the season in two very different ways. They could look at it as a bitter disappointment, given the hopes they had to contend. They could get down on the struggles some of their young pitchers had or feel snakebit by injuries to ...

Kansas City’s Bobby Witt Jr. named Minor League Player of the Year

Kansas City Royals minor leaguer Bobby Witt Jr. recently was named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year after a historic season that has him on the brink of a bump up to the big league club. Witt, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 draft, nearly became the seventh player this ...

Twins top Royals; KC’s Perez tied for HR lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big ...

Perez hits MLB-leading 47th HR, Royals beat Indians 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his major league-leading 47th home run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night. Perez also leads the majors in RBIs (118) and go-ahead home runs (17). The 31-year-old Perez trails Jorge Soler (2019) by one for ...

Indians smother Royals, 8-3, in final home game before name change

CLEVELAND (AP) — As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs. It was different Monday. They chanted "Let's Go Indians!" One last time. The Indians won their final home game before becoming the Guardians, ...

Cabrera drives in 4 runs as Tigers top Royals 5-1

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers downed the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night. Jeimer Candelario hit an RBI double for the Tigers, who have won five of six. Jonathan Schoop had two hits ...