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 avoid Astros Sweep

I-70 Series continues

The Houston Astros have been on a bit of a tear lately and came into Kauffman Stadium and took games one and two of a three game stand.  The Royals finally responded last night, especially Kendry Morales’s 2nd home run which sparked a five-run seventh inning.

“Quite frankly, he (Morales) could’ve had three homers today,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He blasted that first ball, but the wind was blowing straight in.  He’s seeing the ball really, really well right now and swinging the bat very well for us.”

The Royals now prepare for the St. Louis Cardinals (39-35, 2nd place NL Central)  Danny Duffy (2-1, 3.38 ERA) will start for the Royals and go up against the Cardinals Adam Wainwright (6-4, 4.73 ERA).

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

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Royals ready for season to kick off

A third consecutive AL Title and second World Series are not out of the question for the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals and according to Manager Ned Yost, the key ingredient is still in the clubhouse, one that makes or breaks a talented team.

“I’ve been to the World Series eight times, and the one constant on those championship teams was always the chemistry inside the clubhouse,” Yost said. “That’s a very, for me, special component. The chemistry here is as strong as it’s ever been anywhere else, if not just a little bit stronger.

Newcomer Cody Decker, who signed with the Royals in the offseason, gave his take on the clubhouse atmosphere.

“I can’t speak to everything in the majors, because I’ve only been in the majors oncebut in pro ball, like in any athletics, you run into unfriendly clubhouses. Well, it’s not so much unfriendly, it’s just teams that aren’t totally together. You come here and everyone is extremely welcoming of everyone that comes in, they’re very supportive. That’s the coaching staff and the players. No one sees everyone in this clubhouse as competition, and that is beyond refreshing.  Everyone is kind of pulling toward the same goal. It sounds so cliche, but honest to God, that’s the culture that they’ve developed here, and it’s kind of something to marvel at.

The Royals continue Spring Training with upcoming games against the Giants, Brewers and the Athletics.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and help cheer on your defending World Series Royals!

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Royals steal one from the Rangers

It took the Kansas City Royals three games but they finally managed to beat the Texas Rangers when Salvador Perez knocked in a solo home run in the 8th inning.  Texas had previously won their first two meetings of the series.

“I think it was a big win for us today,” Perez said. “We have a happy flight and … tomorrow, we’re going to play hard against Minnesota and do everything we can to win the game, win the series.”

The Series against the Twins begins tonight at 7:10 with game two Tuesday and game three on Wednesday.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals.

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Royals stay hot

The Kansas City Royals, winner of nine of their last 12 games, scored three runs in the 8th inning and held on for a 2-4 win over the Oakland Athletics to take the series.

The Royals begin a three game home stand against the Oakland Athletics.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours today!

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Royals remain undefeated

It is very early on in the season but the Kansas City Royals have stormed out of the gates this season and are on a record setting pace in the American League.  With successful series’ against the the White Sox and the Angels, the Royals slammed the Minnesota Twins 12-3 Monday night.  Game two of the three game stand is tomorrow night at 7 P.M.

During Monday’s game, Alex Rios was hit with a 93-MPH fastball thrown by Twins pitcher J.R. Graham.  He was taken to a local hospital for x-rays.

“I’m going to guess I’m going to be good,” Rios said.

Tickets for game two are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals!

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Royals pummel Rangers in first Preseason game

The Kansas City Royals showed great return to form in their first game back since Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, pounding the Texas Rangers 13-2 with the Royals first six batters scoring.

“A lot of us had good at-bats today,” Alex Rios said.]\

The Royals face the Cleveland Indians this Friday.  Be sure to get out and support your Royals this weekend!

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