Latest Kansas City Royals News

LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bash

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...

Junis, Lopez lead Royals past White Sox 5-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jakob Junis overcame an uncertain start against the Chicago White Sox. Junis struck out a career-high 10 and Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs as Kansas City beat the White Sox 5-2 on Monday night. It was the Royals' third win in four games since the All-Star break. "My command...

Kansas City Royals will extend protective netting at stadium

Jul. 15, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend the netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans. The decision comes after a young fan was struck by a hard-hit foul ball Sunday during the Royals' game against the Detroit Tigers. Spokesman Toby Cook told KSHB-TV the girl was kept...

Tigers plate 7 in 3rd, beat Royals 12-8 after Bailey trade

Jul. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tigers heard Kansas City was making a late pitching change about an hour before the first pitch, and what could have caused a bit of anxiety for a bunch of hitters turned out to be a just fine. Jeimer Candelario hit a bases-clearing double and Gordon Beckham added a two-run...

Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospect

Jul. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded...

Starling, Keller send Royals to 4-1 win over Tigers

Jul. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bubba Starling's first career hit was admittedly a little imperfect. Then again, so was his route to the majors. The hometown boy from nearby Gardner, Kansas, toiled away for more than seven years in the minors, more than once thinking about giving up the game. But he was finally...

Maldonado, Soler hit home runs, Royals beat Tigers 8-5

Jul. 13, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Martin Maldonado was as shocked as anyone by his tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning. "No, I thought it was a pop up," Maldonado said. "I've hit balls better than that and they've been caught, so I was happy to be rounding third base." Maldonado hit a solo homer off Detroit...

Nationals use 3-run eighth to beat Royals 5-2 and win series

Jul. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals can only hope a four-day layoff won't curtail the wave of momentum they're riding into the All-Star break. Anthony Rendon doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Brian Dozier and Victor Robles homered, and Washington beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2...

Scherzer stays hot, Nationals blank Royals 6-0

Jul. 6, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few days after the birth of his second daughter, Kacy, Max Scherzer was back to work. His wife wouldn't have it any other way. Scherzer sustained a dominant stretch with seven strong innings two days after the birth of his daughter, Kurt Suzuki homered and the Washington Nationals beat...