Kansas City Royals (22-46, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (45-22, first in the AL Central)
CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito was behind schedule, out of sync and in a hole. Rather than unravel, he regrouped in a big way.
Giolito struck out 10 while winning his fifth straight start and...
New York Yankees (32-17, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (17-32, fifth in the AL Central)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nicky Lopez rewarded the few thousand Kansas City Royals fans that stuck around through a game that stretched well past 3 hours with his first career hit, an RBI single...
Philadelphia Phillies (21-16, first in the NL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-25, fifth in the NL Central)
Gordon powers Royals to 5-1 win over Phillies
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost saw that Alex Gordon was dragging a little bit early in the week. So the Kansas City manager gave the outfielder a day off Wednesday. With the team not playing...
Tigers host the Royals in division matchup
Kansas City Royals (12-22, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (14-16, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (2-3, 4.07...
Royals rout Tigers 15-3 after 4-run first
DETROIT (AP) — In eight games with the Kansas City Royals, Kelvin Gutierrez has already made a nice impression.
Gutierrez had four hits and a stolen base Saturday, and the Royals routed the...
Duffy to start for Kansas City against Los Angeles
Los Angeles Angels (10-16, fifth in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (8-17, fifth in the AL Central)
Rays aim for series sweep against Kansas City
Kansas City Royals (7-17, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (16-8, first in the AL East)
Kansas City Royals (7-15, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (14-8, first in the AL East)
Fillmyer, Royals to face Tanaka, Yankees
Kansas City Royals (7-13, fifth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (9-10, second in the AL East)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Heath Fillmyer (0-0,...
Junis, Royals to face Sabathia, Yankees
Kansas City Royals (7-12, fifth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (8-10, second in the AL East)
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jakob Junis (1-1, 6.14...
New York and Kansas City will play Thursday
Kansas City Royals (6-12, fifth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (8-9, second in the AL East)
New York; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Homer Bailey (1-1, 5.29...
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito has left Tuesday's start against the Kansas City Royals because of tightness in his left hamstring.
Anderson and the White Sox host division foe Kansas City
Kansas City Royals (5-12, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (7-9, fourth in the AL Central)
Royals to take on White Sox on the road
Kansas City Royals (5-11, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (6-9, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jorge Lopez (0-1, 3.71...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon could smile about his base-running mistake because of an otherwise great game.
Gordon homered, doubled twice and singled as the Kansas City Royals stopped...
Stewart’s grand slam lifts Tigers over Royals 7-4
DETROIT (AP) — This was the type of win that Detroit fans can be encouraged by — not only did the Tigers rally in the late innings, but one of their top young players delivered the key home...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Giolito has mastered the Kansas City Royals, a trend that continued Sunday.
The rest of the major leagues? The Chicago White Sox hope the 6-foot-6 right-hander...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon has ended a no-hit bid by Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito with one out in the seventh inning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If the Kansas City Royals are going to have success in 2019, they'll need to rely on their speed. That was very evident Saturday in an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on...
Royals’ Gordon eager to play alongside new CF Hamilton
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — With six-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon in left and speedy Lorenzo Cain in center, the Kansas City Royals' outfield defense ranked among the best in the majors for the...
Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning.
Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday night, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season.
The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year. He also is a top contender for the AL MVP award.
Indians All-Star C Gomes ready to play despite injured thumb
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians All-Star catcher Yan Gomes said he'll "absolutely" play Game 1 of Cleveland's AL Division Series against Houston despite cutting his right thumb last weekend.
Gomes got hurt when he accidentally connected with the bat of Royals outfielder Alex Gordon while trying to throw out a runner Saturday in Kansas City. Gomes received two stitches, and there was doubt whether he would be ready to begin the postseason with the AL Central champions.
Mondesi’s 3-run HR lifts Royals to 9-4 win over Indians
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After losing an inconsequential game to the Kansas City Royals, the Cleveland Indians were relieved catcher Yan Gomes' injury was not as serious as first feared.
Adalberto Mondesi hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-4 win over the Indians on Saturday night.
Perez’s single in 10th gives Royals 2-1 win over Indians
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez got the big hit, though Adalberto Mondesi may have made the biggest plays.
Before Alex Gordon's walk and Perez's game-winning single in the 10th inning, the fourth walk-off RBI of his career and second in two weeks, it was Mondesi's two-out walk and two steals that set the stage for the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
Royals beat Tigers 4-3, stop 5-game slide
DETROIT (AP) — This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching.
Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding off the Detroit Tigers for a 4-3 win on Friday night.
Alex Gordon had three hits for the Royals, who hit four homers in 11-8 loss in the series opener. Rosell Herrera had two hits and drove in a run.
Kennedy sharp, Gordon with 5 RBIs as Royals beat Twins 10-3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy, Alex Gordon and the rest of the Royals' veterans have been watching as their talented young teammates delivered win after win during a surprising late-season surge.
They finally got a piece of the action Saturday night.
Kennedy pitched six innings to earn his first win since the first week of April, Gordon drove in five runs, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 10-3 for their fifth win in six games.
Perez hits game-ending slam as Royals beat Twins 8-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been one rough year for the Kansas City Royals.
Not this night, though. This one was fun.
Salvador Perez capped Kansas City's five-run ninth inning with a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
Gordon’s bat, Keller’s arm lead Royals past White Sox, 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — In a dim season for the last-place Kansas City Royals, rookie Brad Keller has been one of the few bright spots.
Keller pitched five solid innings, Alex Gordon homered and Jorge Bonifacio had a go-ahead RBI single in the decisive sixth inning for the Royals, who rallied past the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Saturday night.
Gordon homers as Royals beat White Sox 10-5
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Gordon has never been much of a power hitter, so prolonged homer droughts don't bother him too much.
"I'm old. I don't have power anymore," the 34-year-old Gordon cracked. "I don't worry about it. I'm at that stage of my career where I just want to win games, and that's all I care about."
So Wednesday night was a good one.
Gordon hit a two-run homer and a two-run double, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 victory over the sloppy Chicago White Sox.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kansas City starter Jason Hammel had to jog his memory on what to do after a win. It had been that long for Hammel, who was making his 290th career start Tuesday night.
He earned his first victory of the season, helped by home runs by Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez in a 5-1 win by the Royals over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hammel (1-5) has been winless in his previous 13 starts dating back to his last win Sept. 6, 2017. He also had been winless in his previous seven road starts.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have taken a 10-run, first-inning lead over the Baltimore Orioles after hitting four homers before making an out.
The brunt of the Royals' outburst at Camden Yards came against Dylan Bundy, who yielded seven runs without retiring a single batter.
After Jon Jay hit a leadoff single, Jorge Soler, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez connected in succession.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost was happy to see Jorge Soler's pitch recognition sharpen, slugging first baseman Lucas Duda produce some timely hits and Alex Gordon's long-awaited breakout continue for at least another day.
For once, the Royals manager had plenty of reasons to praise his offense.
BOSTON (AP) — The Kansas City Royals just wouldn't stop rallying against the Red Sox.
Alex Gordon hit a tying home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, and Jorge Soler slugged a three-run homer in the 13th and the Royals beat Boston 7-6 on Tuesday night.
"They kept battling. They kept fighting and kept trying to put together good at-bats," manager Ned Yost said of his club. "Gordon's home run was big there to keep us in the ballgame and just keep plugging away."
Royals send Perez, Gordon from DL to starting lineup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez carried his own suitcase up the stairs when he arrived home from a stint at Triple-A Omaha, never once thinking about how perilous the trek was the last time he tried it.
The Royals' All-Star catcher was toting his bags up the stairs after returning from spring training last month when he slipped awkwardly on a step. He wound up straining ligaments in his left knee and has spent nearly a month on the disabled list.
The Kansas City Royals placed Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a torn hip labrum and recalled fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Omaha.
Royals put Gordon on DL with hip injury, recall Almonte
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals placed Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a torn hip labrum and recalled fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Omaha before Tuesday night's game against Seattle.
Gordon woke up with pain on Monday and was examined in greater detail Tuesday, and the results showed that an old tear he'd been playing through had worsened.
Golden boy: Rockies’ Arenado wins 5th straight Gold Glove
NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night, while Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlined a group of six first-time winners.
The prizes for defensive excellence were announced by Rawlings for the 60th time.
Arenado, Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward and Royals left fielder Alex Gordon were each honored for the fifth time, most among this year's winners.
Royals maintain wild card hopes with 8-2 win over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City has eight games left and almost no margin for error.
Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals over the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive.
Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a pair of run-scoring doubles.
Kansas City is 4½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card, tied with the Los Angeles Angels and Texas.
Home run hitters with Palmetto State connections play major roles in breaking MLB record
When Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon smacked a changeup over the right-center field wall in Toronto on Tuesday night, he made history.
That homer was the 5,694th of the season, breaking the Major League Baseball record for home runs in a season set in 2000.
Since Gordon delivered the historic blast, he may wind up as the answer to a Jeopardy question one day. But setting the record was a league-wide effort that includes a handful of players with South Carolina connections.
Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, September 20, 2017
AWOL linebacker Lawrence Timmons wanted to rejoin the Miami Dolphins. Instead, they suspended him indefinitely and traded for a replacement, moves that signal his disappearance from the Dolphins' defense may be permanent. The Dolphins announced Timmons' suspension in a one-sentence news release yesterday, a day off for the team. They also acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft pick in 2018. Anthony, who has been nursing a sprained ankle, fell out of favor with the Saints after they took him with the 31st overall pick in the 2015 draft. Timmons' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment on the suspension. Coach Adam Gase was angered by the disappearance of the eleventh-year veteran, which occurred Saturday in Los Angeles the day before Miami's season opener at the Chargers.
Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record-setting 5,694th HR of season
TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.
Stroman ends 5-start winless streak, Jays beat Royals 5-2
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman made sure he didn't have to wait any longer for his career-high 12th victory.
Stroman pitched seven innings to win for the first time in six starts, Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Tuesday night.
"It all started with Stroman," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He did a heck of a job. Seven strong innings in a tight ball game."
Homers and defense lead Royals past Tigers, 7-6
DETROIT (AP) — Since joining the Kansas City Royals in 2007, Alex Gordon has made a practice of coming to Comerica Park and robbing the Tigers of hits and runs.
Monday's 7-6 victory might have been his best defensive effort yet in the Detroit outfield.
Gordon ran down James McCann's fourth-inning line drive in the left-center field gap, taking away a potential RBI double, but that wasn't his best play of the inning.
Cuthbert, Escobar lead Royals to 7-4 victory over Indians
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians.
Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three runs, and Alcides Escobar also had three RBIs to help the Royals to a 7-4 victory Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the AL Central leaders.