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Royals hold off White Sox 6-5 to sweep 4-game series

Jul. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals gave starter Brad Keller the lead with a five-run third inning, Keller made sure to show his gratitude. The 23-year-old took care of the White Sox batters in the top of the fourth, striking out the side on 14 pitches to get his guys back to the plate. "We...

Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas...

Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured list

Jul. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury. In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned...

Sparkman shuts down White Sox in Royals' 11-0 win

Jul. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Glen Sparkman overcame some early struggles and settled down for his first career complete game and shutout. Sparkman pitched a five-hitter, Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier both had three hits including a home run, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White sox 11-0 Tuesday...

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...

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...

Royals adding former first-round pick Starling from minors

Jul. 11, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals are bringing Bubba Starling to the majors, culminating a journey for the hometown hero and former first-round draft pick that took eight years in the minors. Starling will join Kansas City for the opener of their series against Detroit on Friday night. The 26-year-old...

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...