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4/18/2014 | Maxwell starts with Royals light in outfield

With Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson absent, Justin Maxwell, who shared a backup role with Dyson, was thrust into the starting lineup. Manager Ned Yost had to decide whether Maxwell or right fielder Nori Aoki would take Cain's spot in center field.


4/18/2014 | Yost says Butler needs to find timing at plate

Billy Butler's season-launching slump caught everyone by surprise, including Royals manager Ned Yost. Before Friday night's game against the Twins, Yost was asked if he'd seen anything like it from Butler.


4/18/2014 | Royals call up Paredes to fill in for Dyson

Utility man Jimmy Paredes was called up from Triple-A Omaha by the Royals on Friday. Paredes fills the vacancy left when outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family.


4/18/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 17

Royals No. 4 prospect Jorge Bonifacio drove in a pair of runs as Double-A Northwest Arkansas scored a season-high 10 runs to snap a 10-game losing streak, and No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi tripled home two runs to lead Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-2 win.


4/18/2014 | Chen looking to help Royals stay tough on Twins

Veteran lefty Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to extend their winning streak to five and secure a series victory against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.


4/18/2014 | MLB Notebook: At his best, Shields has few peers

When James Shields is on top of his game, few can match his dominance on the mound. Such was the case Thursday, when the Royals right-hander fanned 12, including seven straight, in a 5-1 win over the Astros.


4/17/2014 | Yost challenges, gets call overturned vs. Astros

The Kansas City Royals, who lost a replay challenge to Houston manager Bo Porter Wednesday night, won one Thursday night.


4/17/2014 | Duffy happy to contribute to victory out of 'pen

No one was happier about being a part of Kansas City's extra-inning win over Houston Wednesday night than reliever Danny Duffy, the winning pitcher.


4/17/2014 | Cain placed on 15-day DL with left groin strain

Kansas City placed center fielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left groin strain after Cain was injured trying to beat out a grounder in Wednesday night's win over the Houston Astros.


4/17/2014 | In a pinch, Dyson impresses against Astros

Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson demonstrated the perfect example of manufacturing a run in Wednesday night's 6-4 win over Houston in 11 innings.


4/17/2014 | Royals lock up sweep behind dominant Shields

James Shields led Kansas City to a 5-1 win over Houston at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep of the Astros.


4/17/2014 | Nolasco, Vargas matched up in series opener

After getting swept in a three-game series at Target Field last weekend, the Royals will be looking to turn the tables on the Twins when they host a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium that begins Friday night.


4/17/2014 | Feldman brings stellar ERA into game vs. Shields

Scott Feldman will start Thursday's series finale against the Royals at Minute Maid Park, facing James Shields, and trying to snap the Astros' three-game losing streak.


4/17/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 16

No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi was 3-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and starter John Lamb had a rocky outing in the Omaha Storm Chasers' loss to Round Rock.


4/16/2014 | Moustakas' first homer of season wins it in 11th

Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.


4/16/2014 | Porter wins challenge in tight game vs. KC

Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a safe call on Lorenzo Cain's leadoff infield single in the ninth inning of a 4-4 game against the Royals on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. After a two-minute, 54-second review, Cain was ruled out.


4/16/2014 | Rotation adjusted due to Chen's stiff back

Right-hander James Shields will start for the Royals Thursday night at Houston instead of Bruce Chen, who has a stiff back. Left-hander Jason Vargas will move up a day to pitch Friday night at home against Minnesota with Chen starting Saturday's afternoon game against the Twins.


4/16/2014 | Moustakas, high school teammate Dominguez reunite

Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas was reunited with his high school teammate, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, Tuesday night.


4/16/2014 | Maxwell played with Astros phenom Springer in Minors

Justin Maxwell and George Springer, who made his Houston debut Wednesday night, played together at times at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston organization the last two years when Maxwell was in the Minors on rehab assignments.


4/16/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 15

The Storm Chasers posted their first shutout of 2014. Francisco Pena's homer in the second gave Omaha a 2-0 lead. Christian Colon added two hits, an RBI and a run.


4/15/2014 | Rookie Ventura earns first career win

Omar Infante led the Royals' mild charge, drilling a first-inning home run and later tallying an RBI fielder's choice to back up Yordano Ventura's solid seven innings as Kansas City took game one of the series, 4-2, against the Astros on Tuesday night in Minute Maid Park.


4/15/2014 | Power numbers an issue for the Royals so far

The Royals have hit just one home run in their first 356 at-bats and tallied only 111 total bases during that span. Entering Tuesday's game in Houston, Kansas City's .312 slugging percentage is last in the Majors by 21 points.


4/15/2014 | Royals emotional about honoring Robinson

Hours before the annual celebration of baseball's first African-American player showed up on the back of their jerseys in the form of the No. 42, several Royals reflected on the former Dodger star's impact on the modern game.


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.




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