Twins edge Royals

Series with Indians begins tonight

The Minnesota Twins have had trouble on the road with the defending champion Royals all season long but finally managed to get one in Kauffman Stadium last night, beating the Royals 7-6 after rallying in the ninth inning with a three run hit off of Kelvin Herrera.

“Ideally, I wanted to give Kel another day of rest,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “We were just so thin in the bullpen. But Kel takes the ball no matter how he feels. But he’s a bit worn down from the extra workload this year.”

royals-4The Royals have to regroup quickly as they welcome the Cleveland Indians to Kauffman Stadium for a three game stand, and the final series of the season between the two teams, kicking off tonight at 7:15.

The Royals will send out RHP Yordano Ventura (11-11, 4.40 ERA) to the mound to start the game while the Indians’ Ryan Merritt will will get his first start in the majors after 24 starts with Triple-A Columbus.

“It’s a good experience for them going into next year,” Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway said of using younger arms down the stretch. “Coming into Spring Training, they’ve pitched against the best hitters in the game and are getting that experience. And there’s some pressure to it, especially for them. … They’re fighting for their jobs and lives.  That’s how it is for young guys. It’s good that they’re facing a lineup that’s trying to beat them up.”

Great seats and affordable tickets for the series are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals this weekend!

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Royals ready to begin anew after Athletics sweep four

Defending Champs may be on the outside

Your Kansas City Royals could never get going against Oakland Athletics who pounded them 43-12 over the past four games.  To be sure, the Royals are glad they are gone and welcome the Chicago White Sox back to Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals took two of three against the Sox earlier in the month.

royals-3Last night, the Athletics again imposed some serious damage to the KC defense, pounding them 14-5.  The lone bright spot for the Royals was Christian Colon’s hitting his first Major League home run, a three-run shot in the ninth inning.  It took 290 at bats.

“It felt good off the bat,” Colon said. “I didn’t feel anything. I wish it was under different circumstances. But it was a big monkey off my back.  “It’s been tough {this series}. We’re not used to this {losing}. It’s hard to enjoy {the home run}.”

The series with the Sox kicks off tonight at 7:15.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals!

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Royals begin series with Angels today

After losing two of three to the Texas Rangers (57-42, 1st AL West) your Kansas City Royals (48-49, 3rd AL Central) will host the Los Angeles Angels (43-55, 5th AL West) in a three game series beginning tonight at 8:15.

In yesterdays game against the Rangers, the Royals actually held a 1-0 lead up until the sixth inning when PH Adrian Beltre scored in the sixth. Later,  Delino Shields got a hit off Luke Hochevear, who took over for Edinson Volquez to lock up the game.

“[Hochevar] tried to go down and away to DeShields. … It had so much run, it kind of ran back to the middle,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “I didn’t think it was a horrible pitch. I thought that was a nice job of hitting.”

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The Royals will send out RHP Ian Kennedy (6-8, 4.28 ERA) to the mound to start the game while the Angels will send out Hector Santiago (8-4, 4.32 ERA) to start. The Angels swept the Royals when they last met in California.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals!

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Royals back in the World Series

Their last appearance in the Fall Classic was 29 years ago in the I-70 Series against the St. Louis Cardinals back in 1985.  Kansas City won that series, coming back from a 3-1 deficit, but it was elimination game six that sparked a change in the team as they rallied behind two runs to win.  In Game 7, the Cardinals fell apart and the Royals took game 7,  11-0.

Game 1 of the 2014 World Series begins tonight at 7 at Kauffman Stadium with the Royals taking on the San Francisco Giants.  Plenty of great tickets and affordable seats are still available.  Be sure to get your tickets now and get out to support your Kansas City Royals!

 

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