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Cardinals fire Mike Shildt over 'philosophical differences'

Oct. 14, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

The Cardinals fired former National League manager of the year Mike Shildt over organizational differences Thursday, just one week after St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off homer in the wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing...

Royals look to progress made by youngsters for optimism

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals can look back on the season in two very different ways. They could look at it as a bitter disappointment, given the hopes they had to contend. They could get down on the struggles some of their young pitchers had or feel...

Buxton, Polanco HR, Twins top Royals; Perez tied for HR lead

Oct. 03, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir...

Jax sharp as Twins stop Perez, shut out Royals 4-0

Oct. 02, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Saturday night. Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the...

Bieber 3 solid innings, Indians avoid 3-game sweep by Royals

Oct. 01, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched three effective innings, Bradley Zimmer drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Royals star Salvador Perez, who left Wednesday’s game after...

Perez hits 48th homer, leaves hurt; Royals beat Indians 10-5

Sep. 30, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tied a Royals record with his 48th homer of the season before leaving with a sprained right ankle, and Kansas City went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 on Wednesday night. Perez, who already broke the big league record for...

Perez hits MLB-leading 47th HR, Royals beat Indians 6-4

Sep. 29, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his major league-leading 47th home run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night. Perez also leads the majors in RBIs (118) and go-ahead home runs (17). The 31-year-old Perez trails Jorge...

Cabrera drives in 4 runs as Tigers top Royals 5-1

Sep. 25, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers downed the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night. Jeimer Candelario hit an RBI double for the Tigers, who have won five of six. Jonathan...

Hernandez, Merrifield lead Royals to 3-1 win over Tigers

Sep. 24, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night. The win clinched the season series for the Royals, who lead 10-7 with two games remaining. ...

Royals and Indians washed out, rescheduled for Monday

Sep. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals because of rain and rescheduled it for next week. The postponement was announced about three hours before the scheduled 6:10 p.m. EDT first pitch. ...