4/15/2014 | Guthrie, Keuchel set for duel with hitters struggling
The Royals and Astros are near the bottom of most offensive categories this season, as Jeremy Guthrie and Dallas Keuchel prepare to tango for the second round of a three-game set on Wednesday in Minute Maid Park.
4/15/2014 | Maxwell makes first return to Houston
Whether or not the Justin Maxwell sees the field during Kansas City's three-game set, the outfielder is just happy to be back in the place he called home for nearly two years.
4/15/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 14
The Blue Rocks received a strong start from Sean Manaea, who ranked fifth among Royals prospects by MLB.com, in a Wilmington win Monday.
4/14/2014 | Duffy making quick adjustment to role in 'pen
What took place on Saturday at Target Field wasn't in the Royals' blueprint -- at least the latest revision -- for the 2014 season. Left-hander Danny Duffy wasn't supposed to pitch in relief.
4/14/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 13
Jorge Bonifacio, the Royals' fourth-best prospect, recorded two hits and three RBIs for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday.
4/13/2014 | Royals' offense looking to kick into high gear
When is it going to happen? The Royals' previous 10 games didn't offer much in the way of scoring, just an average of 2.9 runs a game. Designated hitter Billy Butler says the club has too much talent not to turn things around at the plate.
4/13/2014 | Royals say Jackie's Day cause for celebration
The Royals will join all of Major League Baseball in marking Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday, in commemoration of his breaking the game's color barrier. Today's players have benefited because of the sacrifices made by Robinson and the African-Americans who followed him.
4/13/2014 | Royals' rally wiped out by costly throwing error
Jason Vargas was solid in his third start, but a throwing error by reliever Wade Davis enabled the Twins to rally for a 4-3 win over the Royals on Sunday in the finale at Target Field.
4/13/2014 | Ventura looking to ace next test against Astros
Royals rookie Yordano Ventura was delayed in making his first start this season, but he's back on track as he prepares to face Lucas Harrell and the Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.
4/13/2014 | NLBM salutes inaugural 'Hall of Game' class
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on Saturday introduced four members of the inaugural class of the "Hall of Game," the museum's tribute to MLB stars who played the game with the same passion, determination, flair and skill as the heroes of the Negro Leagues. Inductees Lou Brock, Joe Morgan and Dave Winfield attended the event. Roberto Clemente Jr. represented his father. Roy Firestone served as the emcee.
4/12/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 12
Royals No. 12 prospect Christian Binford struck out 10 batters over seven innings in the Wilmington Blue Rocks' victory on Saturday.
4/12/2014 | Shields saves arms before handoff to Duffy
It was something different on Saturday when Danny Duffy relieved James Shields in the sixth inning during a 7-1 loss to the Twins. But Duffy reeled through all seven batters he faced, struck out three and used 45 pitches to do it.
4/12/2014 | Duffy goes right to work out of Royals' bullpen
Danny Duffy's latest turnabout came on Saturday when he rushed to Target Field and fired 2 1/3 perfect innings in relief for the Royals in a 7-1 loss. He was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and second baseman Johnny Giavotella was optioned to the same club.
4/12/2014 | Shields, Royals bitten by Twins' six-run inning
Right-hander James Shields labored in a six-run second -- all unearned -- as the Royals committed two costly errors in a 7-1 loss to the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.
4/12/2014 | Vargas hoping Royals' offense gets on track in finale
Southpaw Jason Vargas aims for a third straight quality start as the Royals try to avoid the series sweep against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Sunday at Target Field.
4/12/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: April 11
Matt Fields recorded a single in the Triple-A Storm Chasers' 5-4 victory, and the first baseman has hit safely in all nine games this season.
4/11/2014 | Royals welcome back Infante against Twins
Omar Infante got through batting practice all right and was in the Royals' starting lineup against the Twins on Friday night. Infante returned after missing just two games after being struck in the face by a pitch on Monday night by Tampa Bay's Heath Bell.
4/11/2014 | Infante's return may lead to KC roster move
Left-hander Danny Duffy was held out of his scheduled start for Triple-A Omaha on Friday at the Kansas City organization's request, according to the Omaha World Herald. That could indicate a recall to the Royals for Duffy.
4/11/2014 | Chen, Royals knocked off Target against Twins
Veteran southpaw Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in just 3 2/3 innings as the Royals dropped a 10-1 decision to the Twins on Friday in the series opener at Target Field.
4/11/2014 | Royals sign veteran righty Loe to Minor League deal
The Royals on Friday signed right-handed pitcher Kameron Loe to a Minor League contract. He'll begin with Triple-A Omaha.
4/11/2014 | Scoring change gives Chen an extra earned run
Third baseman Mike Moustakas lost an error, but pitcher Bruce Chen added an earned run to his ledger as the result of a scoring change in the Royals' 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
4/11/2014 | Shields aiming for continued road success vs. Twins
Ace right-hander James Shields brings a 2.18 ERA on the road while wearing a Royals uniform into Saturday's middle game against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco at Target Field.
4/10/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 10
Royals No. 6 prospect Miguel Almonte struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings, but he allowed five runs on seven hits, and the Wilmington Blue Rocks dropped their fifth straight game, a 6-5 loss to Myrtle Beach.
4/10/2014 | Ciriaco to Triple-A after clearing waivers
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco has cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha, the Royals announced on Thursday.
4/10/2014 | Defense central: Talented Cain a go-getter in outfield
Lorenzo Cain is a center fielder par excellence, a far-ranging wizard on a Royals team known for its defensive wizardry. "I had to work at it. God gave me the gift to be able to run down balls the way I do and to track balls -- and definitely gave me speed," Cain said.
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