8/19/2014 | Duffy hopes to maintain cushion in AL Central race
The Royals' run of success will be put to the test at Coors Field, a hitter's heaven, as Danny Duffy takes on Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.
8/19/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 18
Eighth-ranked Royals prospect Christian Binford (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) made his Triple-A debut in Omaha's victory.
8/18/2014 | Perez exits with sore right knee, plans to play tonight
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was removed from Monday night's 6-4 victory against the Twins because of what the team described as "discomfort in his right knee." But as he toweled off and prepared to board the Royals' charter flight to Colorado for an Interleague series beginning Tuesday night, he declared that he would play against the Rockies.
8/18/2014 | Butler, Royals set sights on earning No. 1 seed
The way Billy Butler figures it, why should the Royals just settle for winning the American League Central? Why not improve their potential playoff position as well?
8/18/2014 | Pitching prospect Binford promoted to Triple-A
The Royals have promoted their eighth-ranked prospect, pitcher Christian Binford, to Triple-A Omaha to test him as a reliever as the club checks out its September callup possibilities.
8/18/2014 | Battery plays major role in eighth straight series win
All-Star catcher Salvador Perez had to leave with a sore right knee. Then, Erik Kratz replaced him and socked two solo home runs. In the end, there was good news all around. Perez's injury wasn't considered serious and Kratz's home runs provided the margin of victory in Kansas City's suddenly tight 6-4 victory over the Twins on Monday night at Target Field.
8/18/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 17
Jorge Bonifacio, ranked No. 7 among Royals prospects, recorded four hits and a run in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 6-3 loss in 13 innings to San Antonio on Sunday.
8/18/2014 | Rockies face surprising Royals, Shields at Coors
Two teams sitting in different places in the playoff picture will meet at Coors Field on Tuesday, as the surging Royals and right-hander James Shields visit the spiraling Rockies to open up a two-game set. Tyler Matzek will start for Colorado.
8/17/2014 | Royals prospect Zimmer makes season debut
Right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' first-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, made his season debut on Sunday by facing three batters for Class A Idaho Falls.
8/17/2014 | Guthrie weathers delays to nail down victory
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie had pitched through 3 1/3 innings when rain delayed Sunday's game against the Twins. Play was held up for 54 minutes, but he came back and finished seven innings to get credit for the Royals' 12-6 victory.
8/17/2014 | Vargas aims to keep Royals streaking vs. Twins
Jason Vargas and the Royals will look to secure their eighth straight series win in Monday's finale against Trevor May and the Twins at Target Field.
8/17/2014 | Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone
Royals manager Ned Yost used left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson in center field instead of right-handed-hitting Lorenzo Cain on Sunday. Solid reason: Twins starter Tommy Milone has actually been hit better by left-handed batters (.274) than righties (.263) in his career.
8/17/2014 | Royals ride seven-run frame to extend Central lead
Jeremy Guthrie weathered two rain delays and a seven-run second propelled the first-place Royals to a 12-6 win over the Twins on Sunday at Target Field.
8/17/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 16
Top Royals prospect Raul Mondesi doubled, tripled, drove in a run and scored twice in Class A Wilmington's 6-5 win in 10 innings Saturday.
8/17/2014 | Umps give Yost reprieve after arguing balk call
Royals manager Ned Yost scampered out onto the field, apparently curious about the balk call on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. But he quickly retreated without saying much or getting an explanation either in Saturday night's 4-1 loss.
8/16/2014 | Holland says he's ready when called for duty
It wasn't hard to predict how the Royals' Greg Holland would react to manager Ned Yost's worries that he was wearing out his closer. "No, I feel good," Holland said before Saturday's game against the Twins.
8/16/2014 | Keiser, Oates top trainers in Royals' pipeline
Mark Keiser of Class A Lexington and Robbie Oates of Rookie Idaho Falls in the Kansas City organization have been named athletic trainers of the year in their respective leagues.
8/16/2014 | Ventura, Royals foiled by Twins' three-run frame
Rookie Yordano Ventura fired six scoreless frames, but he was knocked from the game in a decisive three-run seventh as the Royals dropped a 4-1 decision to the Twins on Saturday night.
8/16/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 15
Northwest Arkansas built a 6-0 lead and withstood a late San Antonio rally in a series-opening win. Mitch Maier hit a two-run homer in the fifth, extending the lead to 5-0. Hunter Dozier delivered two hits, two RBIs and a run.
8/16/2014 | Yost trying to keep Holland fresh down stretch
Closer Greg Holland had rough going in finishing out Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Twins and Royals manager Ned Yost is concerned. Yost knows that he has to keep Holland as fresh as possible as the Royals vie for their first postseason berth since 1985.
8/15/2014 | Royals lose challenge on safe call at third base
Royals manager Ned Yost contended that catcher Salvador Perez's snap throw to Mike Moustakas caught Trevor Plouffe off third base in the fourth inning of Friday night's 6-5 win at Target Field. However, the New York office ruled that umpire Chris Segal's safe call stands.
8/15/2014 | Willingham makes big return to Target Field
Josh Willingham admitted it was strange heading to the visitor's clubhouse on Friday at Target Field, but the former Twins slugger is excited to be in a playoff race with the Royals.
8/15/2014 | Davis grace under pressure in Royals' bullpen
Taking over a three-run lead in Friday night's 6-5 win at Minnesota, Royals reliever Wade Davis again coolly pitched around Joe Mauer's one-out double to run his string of consecutive scoreless innings to 19 2/3.
8/15/2014 | Hosmer told to rest injured hand for another week
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was disappointed because he'd hoped to start swinging a bat by Friday, but the doctors told him no-go. Hosmer underwent a CT scan and an X-ray on Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center and he was told to cool it.
8/15/2014 | Hall of Fame skipper Cox is pulling for Royals
Manager Ned Yost and the Royals have a Hall of Fame rooter in the recently inducted manager, Bobby Cox. Yost served on Cox's staff during the 14-year playoff run his Atlanta Braves had.
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