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Royals catcher Salvador Perez wins third Silver Slugger Award

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez had been named an American League Silver Slugger Award winner for 2020, Louisville Slugger and MLB Network announced Thursday. It marks Perez’s third such honor (2016, 2018) and he joins Hall of Famer George Brett as the only other Royal to earn ...

Rockies’ Arenado and Royals’ Gordan both win 8th Gold Gloves

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove and right fielder Mookie Betts snared his fifth in a row on Tuesday, his first with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers after four with Boston. Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex ...

Royals conclude 2020 season with eye on progress of youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals spent the 60-game season in 2020 saying farewell to longtime outfielder Alex Gordon, one of the linchpins of their back-to-back World Series runs, and welcome to the young core they hope will take them back there. Brady Singer nearly threw a ...

Royals top Tigers, 3-1, in 2020 season finale

Brady Singer finished his rookie season with a stellar performance, Alex Gordon wrapped up his long Royals career and Kansas City ended its season Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. The last-place Tigers left the field not knowing if they were done for the year. There was a chance ...

Tigers use big first inning to edge Royals 4-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night. The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first ...

Keller, Mondesí carry Royals past Tigers 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller threw six scoreless innings, Adalberto Mondesí had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Keller (5-3) gave up four singles and struck out five in six innings. The eighth-round draft pick in 2013 closed ...

Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Thursday night. Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated ...

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to retire after season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season. Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year ...

Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cardinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cardinals are headed back to Busch Stadium with their playoff fate still in their hands. No thanks to Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero. The pair of Royals each hit two homers and drove in five runs Wednesday night, and out-of-contention Kansas City got a solid ...

Gomber pitches playoff-hunting Cards to 5-0 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Gomber tossed six innings of four-hit ball in a crucial spot start and St. Louis capitalized on some erratic pitching from Brady Singer, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals, who trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central, ...

Royals rally behind stout bullpen to beat Cardinals, 4-1

Kansas City, Mo. — Maikel Franco hit the go-ahead single with two outs in the sixth inning, the Kansas City bullpen shut down the St. Louis Cardinals from the fourth inning on, and the Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over their cross-state rivals Monday night. Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler ...

Vogelbach belts two homers as Brewers down Royals 5-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach belted a pair of homers and drove in all five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Sunday to sweep the three-game interleague matchup. Vogelbach, claimed by the Brewers off waivers earlier this month, hit a two-run home run to ...

Burnes, Braun help Brewers to 5-0 win over the Royals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night. With the win, Milwaukee moved into a tie with the Cincinnati Reds, one game behind ...

Nottingham’s slam helps Brewers rally to beat Royals 9-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Nottingham hit a grand slam and Orlando Arcia added a three-run shot as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied from an early four-run deficit and beat the Kansas City Royals 9-5 on Friday night. Nottingham's two-out blast to left off Danny Duffy (3-4) capped a six-run rally ...

Singer shuts down Tigers in Kansas City’s 4-0 win

DETROIT (AP) — Brady Singer was stellar for a second straight start, allowing two hits in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Wednesday night. Singer pitched eight one-hit innings in his previous outing at Cleveland. The rookie right-hander struck out ...

Miguel Cabrera homers to help Tigers beat Royals 6-0

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera hit a homer and a double to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Tuesday night. Matthew Boyd (2-6) bounced back from a rough outing with a strong performance, throwing five-plus scoreless innings and giving up just two hits. Boyd allowed seven ...

Keller throws 1st MLB shutout as Royals top Pirates for 6th win in row

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 on Sunday. Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. “I ...

Mondesi, Zimmer lead Royals over Pirates for 5th win in a row

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi homered and stole a base for the third consecutive game, Kyle Zimmer got his first career win after a winding path to the major leagues and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Saturday night. Whit Merrifield added a solo homer ...

Bubic earns 1st MLB win; Royals beat Pirates for 4th in row

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kris Bubic worked hard through five innings to earn his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Bubic (1-5), the second of four pitchers from the first round of the 2018 draft ...

Singer flirts with no-hitter for 8; Royals beat Indians 11-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brady Singer's bid at history turned to heartbreak in one pitch. "I had all the confidence in the world we were going to see it happen,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. Singer allowed just one hit — a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift in the ...