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.
9/17/2014 | Abreu's stolen base overturned by Royals' challenge
The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challenge.
9/16/2014 | Role model Hosmer nominated for Clemente Award
First baseman Eric Hosmer was named the Royals' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award on Tuesday. The Clemente Award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who best represent the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.
9/16/2014 | Vargas, Shields moved up in shuffled rotation
The Royals switched up their rotation on Tuesday to maximize their pitching matchups for the final 12 games of the regular season -- and possibly beyond. Kansas City slid Jeremy Guthrie, originally slated to start Friday's series opener against the division-leading Tigers, to Sunday's series finale, and bumped up Jason Vargas and James Shields to keep them on normal rest.
9/16/2014 | Duffy set for Monday after issue-free simulated game
Danny Duffy had no shoulder problems in a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday, and the Royals left-hander is in line to start on Monday night at Cleveland.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Aoki on top of his game to spark Royals' win
Royals outfielder Nori Aoki, who was brought in to infuse his speed and on-base abilities at the top of the order, reached base five times in sparking the Royals' thrilling 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night.
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