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A's waste late lead to Royals, lead over Tampa Bay down to 1

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland's stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card race. A costly error in the ninth inning by center fielder Ramon Laureano. Manager Bob Melvin's decision to lift...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...

Cole wins 17th, Springer's HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Sep. 14, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — George Springer turned a night of frustration into a ninth-inning celebration. Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing...

Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3

Sep. 11, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two young sluggers who are considered pillars in the Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan came through with impressive drives on the same night. Eloy Jiménez hit his first career grand slam, Yoán Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals...

McBroom doubles twice to lead Royals over Marlins

Sep. 7, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan McBroom continues to produce in his first week with the Kansas City Royals. McBroom doubled twice and had three RBI to help the Royals beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night. "It's been so exciting and truly a-dream-come-true," said McBroom, who is hitting .375 with four RBI since...

Soler extends Royals record with 40th HR in win vs Tigers

Sep. 5, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit his 39th homer to set a Royals team record Tuesday night, and manager Ned Yost thought that might really open the floodgates for the breakout slugger. Relieved to have the record in his pocket, a relaxed Soler stretched his total to 40 with a 450-foot shot Wednesday...

Soler eclipses KC home run record, Royals beat Tigers

Sep. 4, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler got Kansas City going with a record-breaking home run before Ryan O'Hearn ended the game with one swing of his bat. Soler eclipsed the franchise home run mark with his 39th homer of the season and O'Hearn hit a pinch-hit, game-ending home run in the bottom of the ninth...

Mondesi has big game in return from IL as Royals top O's 6-4

Sep. 1, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi looked anything but rusty in his return to the lineup. The speedy shortstop matched career highs with four hits and three stolen bases after coming off the injured list Sunday, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. "He was...

Means wins back home, Alberto 5 hits as Orioles rout KC 14-2

Aug. 31, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Playing high school ball in suburban Kansas City, lefty John Means hoped he would someday pitch at Kauffman Stadium. Did he figure that actually would happen? Hardly. Means made the wait worth it, pitching seven strong innings to claim his first win against his hometown team as the...

Kansas City Royals being sold in deal expected to fetch $1B

Aug. 30, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass and his family had a very specific set of qualities they were searching for in a potential owner when they decided to put the Kansas City Royals on the market. They wanted an astute and successful businessman, someone with local ties who, perhaps most importantly, had a...