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9/22/2014 | Ventura can help pitch KC into tie atop AL Central

Royals starter Yordano Ventura makes the most important start of his young career on Tuesday versus the Indians, as the rookie seeks to keep Kansas City in the American League Central hunt, and improve its postseason positioning. Danny Salazar starts for Cleveland as it looks to keep fighting for a spot in October.


9/22/2014 | Royals announce 2015 FanFest dates, location

The 2015 Royals FanFest will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall. This will be the second straight year that the FanFest will be held at the downtown location.


9/22/2014 | Butler ready for however he can help in stretch

Billy Butler is pleased that manager Ned Yost anticipates using him in the lineup most of the way as the Royals' quest for a postseason spot goes down the stretch.


9/22/2014 | Royals get 'split' with Tribe, close on Tigers in Central

Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings in his return to the Kansas City rotation and the Royals added a 2-0 victory over Cleveland to their postseason push on Monday night.


9/22/2014 | Royals rally but fall short in suspended game vs. Tribe

Now it's finally over. Cleveland won the suspended game of Aug. 31 when the last half-inning was completed on Monday night. The score was 4-3, with the Royals scoring one run in the 10th inning. Technically, the game was resumed after a 58-minute rain delay.


9/22/2014 | Royals won't stand in Moore's way

Royals chairman and owner David Glass said on Monday that he doubts that general manager Dayton Moore would want to take the currently vacant Braves GM job, but that he wouldn't stand in Moore's way if Moore wanted to leave Kansas City.


9/20/2014 | Here's the takeaway: Royals lose go-ahead run on reversal

After further review, a Tigers middle-infield calamity became a game-changing escape. However, it wasn't replay, but an umpires' conference, that ruled Salvador Perez never tagged up for the Royals' would-be go-ahead run in the sixth inning of their AL Central showdown on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.


9/20/2014 | Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

The Royals' lopsided 10-1 loss to the Tigers in Friday night's series opener allowed for a few young players to achieve career firsts. Terrance Gore, called up primarily for his baserunning skills, logged his first Major League at-bat, as did outfielder Lane Adams.


9/20/2014 | Willingham bats third with Cain getting break

Lorenzo Cain has gone 9-for-28 (.321) in the Royals' homestand, but he was not in the No. 3 spot in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Instead, Josh Willingham batted third as the designated hitter. There were a couple of reasons, according to manager Ned Yost.


9/20/2014 | Porcello, Tigers eye sweep of key AL Central set

Rick Porcello and the Tigers will go for the series sweep against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in a clash of AL Central title contenders on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.


9/20/2014 | Royals keep running behind first-place Tigers

James Shields yielded the go-ahead runs in the seventh after an umpires' reversal took a Royals run off the board in the sixth as KC dropped a 3-2 decision to the Tigers on Saturday.


9/20/2014 | Royals Hall of Famer White returns to The K

Former Royals star Frank White was back at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night for the first time since 2011. White had not attended a game since a falling out with the Royals when he left their TV broadcasting team. He and wife Teresa attended the game with friends Jim and Sonya Nutter.


9/20/2014 | Aoki stays locked in with two knocks in loss

One game into a crucial showdown with the first-place Tigers, and it's clear that, so far, only one thing carried over from the Royals' previous series: Nori Aoki's scorching bat. The outfielder ran his multi-hit streak to four games in a 10-1 loss on Friday night.


9/19/2014 | KC's top Minors players on hand for big series

Fourteen members of Kansas City's farm system, dressed in suits and ties, lined Kauffman Stadium's backstop watching the Royals take batting practice on Friday, undoubtedly envisioning themselves in the same spot one day.


9/19/2014 | Ticket outfit apologizes for online sales snafu

After technical difficulties interfered with online sales of postseason ticket sales on Thursday, the Royals announced that representatives would be contacting purchasers affected by the glitch and the team's technology provider, Tickets.com, apologized for inconvenience caused to fans and the ballclub.


9/19/2014 | Royals pumped for big weekend set at The K

The sun broke through the clouds in mid-afternoon on Friday, the temperature started rising and the Royals' big weekend series against the Tigers was underway at Kauffman Stadium. "We haven't seen a series like this in Kansas City in a long, long time, so this is gong to be interesting, it's going to be exciting, it's going to be fun," Royals manager Ned Yost said.


9/19/2014 | Shields, Royals aim to rebound in playoff chase

James Shields and the Royals will look to bounce back in a key series to close the gap on Max Scherzer and the first-place Tigers on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.


9/19/2014 | Royals routed by Tigers, slip in playoff races

Jason Vargas labored in a three-run first and exited after 3 1/3 innings, while the Royals fell to 1 1/2 games back of the first-place Tigers with a 10-1 loss on Friday night.


9/19/2014 | Collins works perfect frame in return to Royals

Left-handed reliever Tim Collins was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, rejoining the Royals after an absence of more than 2 1/2 months. He worked a perfect ninth inning in a 10-1 loss to the Tigers.


9/18/2014 | Gordon using all tools to fuel Royals' playoff push

There are countless figures and anecdotes that underscore Alex Gordon's brilliance in left field -- like his Major League-leading 64 outfield assists since 2011, or Royals outfield coach Rusty Kuntz's proclamation that Gordon might be the best left fielder he's seen over roughly 35 years around MLB.


9/18/2014 | Hawk, Stone provide soundtrack to Aoki's big series

Like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, the hits just kept coming for Nori Aoki, much to the amazement of White Sox announcers Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Steve Stone.


9/18/2014 | Moore's big gamble paying off for Royals

Dayton Moore's decision to trade four prospects to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis helped to push the Royals over the hump.


9/18/2014 | Royals, Tigers battle for first place in Kansas City

The Royals and Tigers, who sit in first place by a half-game, engage in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium starting Friday that will go a long way in determining the fate of the American League Central. Justin Verlander and Jason Vargas will square off Friday night.


9/17/2014 | Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the club mark for hits in a three-game series with 11, and Yordano Ventura picked up the win with seven outstanding innings.


9/17/2014 | Aoki sets club mark for hits in a three-game series

Nori Aoki made Royals history Wednesday night with his 11th hit of the series against the White Sox, bypassing Willie Wilson (1980) and George Brett (1982) for most hits in a three-game series.




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