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9/13/2014 | Holland taking strong hand into pennant chase

Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss.

9/13/2014 | Storm Chasers facing elimination in PCL series

Triple-A Omaha's season was pushed to the brink of elimination with Friday's 2-1 loss to Reno in Game 3 of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series. The Storm Chasers must win on Saturday and Sunday to claim the title.

9/12/2014 | Butler returns to DH with Willingham's injury

Royals manager Ned Yost in Thursday's postgame scrum with reporters was asked about his use of Billy Butler and Josh Willingham as the club's designated hitter. But the question came from Joe Q. Fan, who wandered into the room and decided to join in.

9/12/2014 | Holland firing on all cylinders in return for KC

Royals closer Greg Holland is ready to resume pitching, manager Ned Yost said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox. Holland sat out a week after getting his 42nd save on Sept. 3 against Texas because of a tight right triceps.

9/12/2014 | Duffy excited by successful throwing session

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy picked up a baseball on Friday, threw it a bunch of times, and feels really good about it. It's still not known if Duffy will return to the rotation on Tuesday night against the White Sox, but he's making progress.

9/12/2014 | Royals drop struggle with Sox to fall out of first

Eric Hosmer's two-run jack behind Yordano Ventura wasn't enough as a three-run third aided by an error and a wild pitch hurt the Royals in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

9/12/2014 | Guthrie, KC continue playoff chase against Sox

Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals will look to snap their skid and move back into first place in the AL Central when they face Rubby De La Rosa and the Red Sox on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Storm Chasers set for Game 3 of PCL series

After splitting the first two games of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series, the Omaha Storm Chasers will meet the Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb.

9/11/2014 | Duffy says left shoulder is feeling much better

A start on Tuesday might seem iffy because, as of Thursday, Danny Duffy had not picked up a baseball since throwing one pitch last Saturday and leaving the game because of left shoulder problems. However, the initial MRI showed no structural damage, only inflammation, and the shoulder is feeling much better.

9/11/2014 | Royals reflect on 9/11 events during ceremony

A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 with remembrances of the heroism and sacrifices of that tragic day was held before Thursday night's Royals-Red Sox game at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Ventura aiming to help Royals in playoff chase

Yordano Ventura and the Royals will look to get back on track after dropping the series opener when they square off against Allen Webster and the Red Sox on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Royals' miscues thwart chance to extend lead

Liam Hendriks went just 2 1/3 innings and the defense made three errors as the Royals missed a chance to extend their AL Central lead with a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday night.

9/11/2014 | Yost cautious as closer Holland nears return

The Royals bypassed closer Greg Holland in the save situation in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Tigers and successfully went with Wade Davis instead. Holland has been out for a week with a tight right triceps and cautious manager Ned Yost wasn't quite ready to get him back into action.

9/11/2014 | Cain sparks Royals' offense in win over Tigers

A fired-up Lorenzo Cain was the Royals' primary offensive force in their 3-0 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night. Cain drove in a fourth-inning run with a single, one of his three hits, but he also delivered a ninth-inning triple that set up an important insurance run.

9/10/2014 | Royals win challenge on overturned pickoff play

James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff as Royals manager Ned Yost challenged a safe call in the first inning on Wednesday night and won. The New York review concluded that Tigers runner Ian Kinsler was out and overturned the call.

9/10/2014 | Aoki's change in approach yields results at plate

Right fielder Nori Aoki has been one of the Royals' most productive hitters since the All-Star break. Since the break through Tuesday, he had a .432 (16-for-37) average with runners in scoring position with 22 RBIs.

9/10/2014 | Guthrie talks fan safety at suspension appeal

For Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, it was more than appealing a fine. It was a chance to tell Major League Baseball officials about his concern for fan safety. Guthrie was fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a ball into the upper deck on May 1 at Kauffman Stadium.

9/10/2014 | Hochevar excited about first throwing session

Luke Hochevar was smiling like a kid under a Christmas tree. And why not? The Royals' right-hander, who underwent Tommy John surgery on March 17, threw a baseball for the first time since then on Wednesday in an indoor batting cage at Comerica Park.

9/10/2014 | Shields pitches Royals back into AL Central lead

James Shields fired seven shutout innings, while Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain backed him with RBI singles in the Royals' 3-0 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

9/10/2014 | KC looks to rebound at home against Sox

After dropping a series with the Tigers in Detroit and surrendering some ground in the American League Central race, Kansas City will have a chance to get back on track against a struggling Boston squad as the two clubs begin a four-game set on Thursday night.

9/10/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura ready to key Royals' run

No rookie will have a greater impact on his team in September and October than Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura writes's Jim Callis.

9/10/2014 | Gordon just misses homer off Scherzer

Alex Gordon gave Tigers starter Max Scherzer a fright with a soaring drive down the right-field line with two runners on base in the fifth inning on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

9/9/2014 | Nathan's pickoff of Dyson looms large in tight race

Joe Nathan put his veteran savvy and athleticism on display Tuesday night, picking off pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson at second base to help secure the Tigers' 4-2 win over the Royals at Comerica Park.

9/9/2014 | Vargas' bumpy start drops Royals into tie with Tigers

Jason Vargas fell victim to the long ball and a ninth-inning rally stalled as the Royals fell to the Tigers, 4-2, on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

9/9/2014 | Pennant race causing schedule tweaks for Royals

The Royals announced that their Saturday, Sept. 20, game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium will start at 12:05 p.m. CT, instead of the scheduled 6:10 p.m.

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