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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.


8/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Alvarez aims to extend hitless streak

Dodgers No. 6 prospect Yadier Alvarez is set to start for Class A Great Lakes against Fort Wayne at 7:05 p.m. ET.


8/21/2016 | Duffy appreciates Royals' defense stepping up

With two on and none out in the second inning, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was in danger of letting the game get away from him.


8/21/2016 | Minor exits rehab start with shoulder stiffness

Royals left-hander Mike Minor left a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Friday with what club officials described as "shoulder stiffness."


8/21/2016 | Ventura, Royals looking to keep rolling against Marlins

The Royals are rolling. Fresh off their fifth straight series win, the 2015 World Series champions have won eight in a row to gain ground in the postseason race. And next up, is a three-game set starting on Tuesday at Marlins Park.


8/21/2016 | Better 8 than never: KC streaks into race

The Royals continue to ride dominating starting pitching with their seventh quality start in their last eight games.


8/20/2016 | Kennedy firmly in control for KC once again

Ian Kennedy continued his recent string of dominant outings in a 10-0 win over the Twins on Saturday, pitching eight shutout innings and giving up only four hits.


8/20/2016 | KC's Duffy, Twins' Santana square off in series finale

Danny Duffy will take the mound on Sunday for Kansas City's series finale against the Twins, looking to pitch in a win for an 11th straight outing. He'll be opposed by former Royal Ervin Santana, who has allowed just two runs in 13 1/3 innings in August.


8/20/2016 | 7th-winning stretch: KC on a roll, in the mix

The Royals, after a miserable 7-19 July that plummeted them seemingly out of contention, suddenly can do no wrong in August. Behind Alex Gordon's two home runs and yet another dominant performance by right-hander Ian Kennedy, the Royals thumped the Twins, 10-0, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.


8/20/2016 | Fresh 'pen allows for KC's success in extras

With Wade Davis sidelined, the Royals are missing a huge piece of their bullpen. The starters have done their part to make up for it, thus leaving the bullpen fresh when called upon for the three extra-inning games the team has played since the start of the month.




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