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Kansas City Royals to open condensed 2020 season on July 24 in Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals officially will open the 2020 season on July 24 in Cleveland, the first of a 60-game sprint to the finish in the condensed Major League Baseball season. Here’s a quick look at a few of the fun and interesting notes about the Royals’ schedule that is slated to run ...

Royals catcher Perez tests positive for virus

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed in a video shared by the team over the weekend. In a short video posted to the team’s social media, Perez said he was asymptomatic and did not feel any negative effects from the virus. He also noted ...

Soler hits 48th HR, Royals beat Twins in Yost’s last game

Kansas City, Mo. — Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th homer, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Sunday in manager Ned Yost’s final game. Phillips’ first career walk-off RBI ...

Arraez gets hurt in Twins’ 4-3 victory over Royals

Kansas City, Mo. — The Minnesota Twins lost third baseman Luis Arraez to an apparent right leg injury in the seventh inning of their 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Arraez collided with first baseman Willians Astudillo while he was chasing Hunter Dozier’s pop fly at ...

Twins make history as 4th 100-win team, beat Royals 6-2

Kansas City, Mo. — The Minnesota Twins became the record fourth team in the major leagues to win 100 games this season, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night behind two-run homers from Miguel Sanó and Ryan LaMarre in a game shortened to 6½ innings because of rain. Minnesota ...

Royals manager Yost to retire as club’s career wins leader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next ...

Cruz hits 400th HR, Sanó homers twice; Twins top Royals 12-8

Minneapolis — Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sanó connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8 Sunday. Minnesota piled up six runs in the first inning and rolled from there after starting the day with a four-game lead over Cleveland for ...

P Rogers, Twins allow 7 in 9th in 12-5 loss to Royals

Minneapolis — Twins closer Taylor Rogers got tagged during a seven-run ninth inning and Minnesota missed a chance to add to its AL Central lead, falling the Kansas City Royals 12-5 on Saturday night. The Twins remained four games ahead of Cleveland, which lost at home to ...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Minneapolis — Nelson Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting another impressive power display by the first-place Twins during an 8-5 victory on Thursday night over the Kansas City Royals to keep their American League Central lead at four ...

Canha hit in 11th, A’s edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Oakland, Calif. (ap) — Mark Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card race. The Athletics, who have won seven of eight, began the day two games ahead of Tampa Bay for ...

Olson’s deep homer helps A’s rally late to beat Royals 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Olson had never hit a ball to the second level of elevated bleachers, even in batting practice. He sure found a timely moment to accomplish the feat, hitting a tying homer leading off the seventh before Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, leading the ...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep Royals

Kansas City, Mo. — Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep. Abraham Toro and Reddick each drove in three runs, ...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Kansas City, Mo. — Zack Greinke finally beat his old club and Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Saturday night. Alex Bregman hit his 36th homer and rookie Kyle Tucker was 4-for-4 for the AL West-leading ...

Cole wins 17th, Springer’s HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Kansas City, Mo. — George Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak. Kyle Tucker singled with one out in the ninth of Heath ...

Dozier’s homer sends Royals past Giolito, White Sox 6-3

Chicago — Hunter Dozier hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the sixth, Jorge Soler had his third homer in two days and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Thursday. Whit Merrifield walked and Soler singled off Chicago starter Lucas Giolito in the decisive inning ...

Soler hits 2 homers, Royals beat White Sox 8-6

Chicago (AP) — Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run homers among his career high-matching four hits, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Soler has 43 homers this season, two behind American League leader Mike Trout of the Los Angeles ...

Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3

Chicago — Rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his first career grand slam, Yoán Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Tuesday night. Adam Engel added a solo shot for as the White Sox won their second straight, but just their fourth in ...

Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis; Marlins beat Royals 9-0

Miami — Sandy Alcantara became the first Marlins pitcher with two shutouts in his rookie season since Dontrelle Willis, and Miami beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 Sunday. Alcantara (5-12) threw a four-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts for his first victory since the All-Star break. ...

McBroom doubles twice to lead Royals over Marlins

Miami — Ryan McBroom doubled twice and had three RBI to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night. McBroom’s bases-clearing double off Miami reliever Ryne Stanek in the seventh capped a six-run inning. Jorge Soler hit his 41st homer, a solo blast in the ...