8/27/2016 | Duffy's dominant streak hits bump in road
It was bound to happen. Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, so brilliant for so long, was bound to throw a clunker.
8/27/2016 | Big Boston bats burst out, overpower KC
The Red Sox, led by the torrid Dustin Pedroia, responded emphatically from a recent hitting funk and snapped a three-game losing streak with an impressive 8-3 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
8/27/2016 | Ventura, Rodriguez set for finale at Fenway
The Red Sox are hoping Eduardo Rodriguez will pick up right where he left off as Boston remains behind the leading Blue Jays in a tight American League East race. The defending champion Royals will counter with their 2015 World Series Game 3 pitcher: Yordano Ventura.
8/27/2016 | Yost: Mondesi as regular 'common sense'
The Royals knew there would be offensive struggles when they promoted rookie Raul Mondesi, the team's No. 1 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, to the big leagues last month. But they also knew that Mondesi's defense would hold its own at this level.
8/27/2016 | KC 'pen sees scoreless run end at 41 1/3 IP
The reliever who finally allowed a run, Peter Moylan, was philosophical after the Royals' amazing streak of consecutive scoreless relief innings ended on Friday at 41 1/3. "I think the good thing about a streak ending is that it's an opportunity for another one to start," he said.
8/26/2016 | 5-run first propels surging Royals at Fenway
The defending World Series-champion Royals look like a team that doesn't want to miss the thrill of another October. Inconsistent for much of the season, Kansas City has played terrific baseball of late, continuing with Friday night's 6-3 victory over the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.
8/26/2016 | Royals' resurgence fueled in part by Cain's return
There are many reasons for the Royals' recent resurgence, not the least of which has been the return of outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who missed much of July. On Friday, K.C. improved to 17-8 in games Cain has played since his July 29 return.
8/26/2016 | Duffy, Price meet in matchup of standout lefties
One game behind the Blue Jays in a battle for first place in the American League East, the Red Sox will tab ace David Price against Royals standout Danny Duffy in the second of three games at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
8/26/2016 | Royals' mighty 'pen putting them back in postseason race
When the Kansas City Royals announced last month that they were placing Wade Davis, baseball's best reliever, on the disabled list, virtually everyone in thought the same thing.
8/25/2016 | Escobar ends Interleague Play on high note
In a game filled with spectacular defensive gems and another outstanding performance from the bullpen, it was the bat of Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar that helped make the difference in a 5-2 series-clinching win over Miami on Thursday at Marlins Park.
8/25/2016 | Dyson, Escobar propel Royals over Marlins
The blazing speed of Jarrod Dyson is obvious, but it was the center fielder's leaping ability that took a home run away from Christian Yelich in the first inning on Thursday that served as a reminder the Royals can beat you in so many ways.
8/25/2016 | Spidey sense: Dyson robs Yelich of HR
Fences were moved in and walls were lowered at Marlins Park prior to this season in hopes of producing more offense.
8/25/2016 | Rookie Strahm helping bullpen put up zeros
As Royals rookie Matt Strahm continues to build back up from Tommy John surgery, he finds himself contributing to the recent success of the bullpen.
8/25/2016 | Wright to face Royals in return from DL
Steven Wright will return from the disabled list and pitch for the first time since Aug. 5 when the Red Sox host Ian Kennedy and the Royals on Friday at Fenway Park.
8/24/2016 | Gee's start heads south in Marlins' 3-run 6th
Royals starter Dillon Gee was nearly flawless through 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday night before surrendering four consecutive hits that led to a decisive three-run sixth inning in a 3-0 loss to the Marlins that forced a rubber game on Thursday and ended the Royals' win streak at nine.
8/24/2016 | Davis nearing return to Royals' red-hot bullpen
Royals closer Wade Davis, who saved 21 games in 23 opportunities this season before going on the disabled list a second time with a right flexor strain, tested his arm on Wednesday at the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz. Davis logged one scoreless inning, yielding one hit and striking out one for the Surprise Royals in their 4-2 loss to the Indians.
8/24/2016 | Koehler looking to keep rolling in finale with Royals
Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler looks to continue his recent hot streak as he squares off against Royals righty Edinson Volquez on Thursday in the series finale at Marlins Park.
8/24/2016 | Jose shows way as Marlins halt KC's streak
Jose Fernandez put an end to his slump in record fashion on Wednesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out nine in the Marlins' 3-0 victory over the Royals, snapping their nine-game winning streak.
8/23/2016 | Royals' bullpen spotless in setting club mark
It was a record-setting night for the Royals' bullpen as three relievers combined to close out a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night in the series opener at Marlins Park.
8/23/2016 | Hosmer happy to return to South Florida roots
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer's roots run deep in South Florida. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 Draft out of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., Hosmer developed his skills in the Miami area, where his father, Mike, was a firefighter for 29 years.
8/23/2016 | Fernandez looking to bounce back against Gee, Royals
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will start on Wednesday in the middle game of this series against right-hander Dillon Gee and the Royals at Marlins Park.
8/23/2016 | Ventura flusters Fish; Royals extend streak to 9
The red-hot Royals extended their winning streak to nine games with a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night in an Interleague matchup of Wild Card contenders at Marlins Park.
8/22/2016 | Hader, Hansen among top prospect performers Sunday
Finding success at the Triple-A level hasn't come easily for Josh Hader. At least not until Sunday night, when the Brewers' No. 4 prospect set a career high by striking out 12 hitters in six scoreless innings to pace Colorado Springs in a 6-0 shutout of Round Rock.
8/22/2016 | Late-season charges nothing new to Royals
On Aug. 5, the Royals dropped their third straight game, falling, 4-3, to the Blue Jays. At that point, the 2015 World Series champions were just 51-58 and sat 11 games back of the first-place Indians and 9 1/2 games back of an American League Wild Card spot. Any hopes of a playoff run seemed to be dwindling. But marginal odds have never stopped the Royals before.
8/21/2016 | Starter kit: KC rides rotation back into contention
It's not just that the Kansas City bullpen may again be the best in baseball, or that the Royals are playing the kind of take-your-breath-away defense that helped get them to the World Series the last two seasons. Been there, done that.
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