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Melendez posts 6-RBI game as Royals smash Red Sox 13-5

Aug. 07, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 13-5 on Sunday. The rookie Melendez blasted it an estimated 406-feet to right field which bounced into the...

Pratto's 9th-inning homer gives Royals 5-4 win over Red Sox

Aug. 06, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Nick Pratto hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Pratto blasted a two-out, 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) an estimated 424 feet to center field for...

Jiménez drives in 4, Abreu homers, White Sox beat Royals 9-2

Aug. 03, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox would have liked to complete a few more trades prior to the deadline to give themselves the jolt they need to make a jump in the AL Central. It didn't work out that way. They'll have to pick themselves up and deliver more performances like this....

Perez, Merrifield homer, Royals edge White Sox 2-1

Aug. 02, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield hit solo home runs, Daniel Lynch took a shutout into the sixth inning in his return from the injured list and the Kansas City Royals edged the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Monday night for their second straight win. Perez launched a...

Perez's HR off Holmes in 9th leads Royals over Yanks 8-6

Jul. 31, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off All-Star closer Clay Holmes in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-6 Sunday to avoid being swept in the season series. Whit Merrifield walked with one out — Holmes’ eighth walk in his...

Jose Abreu, Eloy Jiménez homer; White Sox beat A's 4-1

Jul. 31, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez homered, Dylan Cease threw six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday. Abreu and Leury García had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who have won 10 of 15 and returned to above .500. Chicago,...

Royals' trade of Benintendi could be just the start

Jul. 28, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals could have waited until closer to the trade deadline to deal All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi, perhaps getting a slightly better offer in the process, but consummating their move with the Yankees for three pitching prospects late Wednesday provided one...

Junk shuts down Royals, Angels cruise 4-0 to take series

Jul. 27, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Janson Junk didn't get a chance to pitch when the Los Angeles Angels recalled him from Triple-A Salt Lake last month. He made the most of his time on the mound Wednesday. Junk dazzled the Angels with five-plus innings of four-hit ball, mixing...

Shohei Ohtani homers, Angels shut down Royals in 6-0 victory

Jul. 27, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Angels' Shohei Ohtani fanned on three pitches during his first at-bat against the Royals on Tuesday night. His next at-bat set the tone for the rest of the game. The do-everything All-Star sent the third pitch of that at-bat 420 feet to...

Diaz has big hit, Rasmussen sharp as Rays beat Royals 7-3

Jul. 23, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yandy Diaz hit a three-run double, Drew Rasmussen allowed one run over five innings and the Tampa Bay Rays returned from the All-Star break with a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Diaz capped a four-run fourth inning with his...