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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer delivers to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals conclude 2020 season with eye on progress of youth

Sep. 28, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals spent the 60-game season in 2020 saying farewell to longtime outfielder Alex Gordon, one of the linchpins of their back-to-back World Series runs, and welcome to the young core they hope will take them back there. Brady Singer nearly threw a no-hitter in his...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach, left, is congratulated by Ryan Braun, center,  and Christian Yelich, right, after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Vogelbach belts two homers as Brewers down Royals 5-3

Sep. 20, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach belted a pair of homers and drove in all five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Sunday to sweep the three-game interleague matchup. Vogelbach, claimed by the Brewers off waivers earlier this month, hit a two-run home run to straightaway...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Ed Sedar during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Burnes, Braun help Brewers to 5-0 win over the Royals

Sep. 19, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night. With the win, Milwaukee moved into a tie with the Cincinnati Reds, one game behind second-place St....

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. Keller pitched a complete game and shut out the Pirates. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Keller 1st MLB shutout, KC tops Pirates for 6th win in row

Sep. 13, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 on Sunday. Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. “I just wanted to...

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, right, forces out Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, left, and throws to first for a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Mondesi has HR, SB; Zimmer gets 1st win as Royals top Bucs

Sep. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi homered and stole a base for the third consecutive game, Kyle Zimmer got his first career win after a winding path to the major leagues and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Saturday night. Whit Merrifield added a solo homer and the Royals...

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer delivers in the seventh inning of the baseball team's game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Singer flirts with no-hitter for 8, Royals beat Indians 11-1

Sep. 10, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brady Singer's bid at history turned to heartbreak in one pitch. "I had all the confidence in the world we were going to see it happen,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. Singer allowed just one hit — a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift in the eighth...

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy delivers in the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Duffy pitches Royals to 3-0 win over Indians

Sep. 9, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning and snapped a winless streak of nearly six years in Cleveland as the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 3-0 on Wednesday night. Adalberto Mondesi had an RBI single in the sixth and Edward Olivares and Nicky Lopez drove in runs in the...

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow is congratulated by Cam Gallagher after the Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-6 in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Royals snap seven-game losing skid, beat Indians 8-6

Sep. 8, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Maikel Franco drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and had an RBI single in the ninth as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and Cam Gallagher had an RBI...

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Robert's long homer helps White Sox rout Royals 11-6

Sep. 4, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert’s 458-foot home run capped a second five-run inning of the night for Chicago as the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-6 Thursday night. Robert was one of three White Sox to homer in the contest, joining Edwin Encarnacion and Tim Anderson. “It was...

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert (88) celebrates with teammates after hitting a winning three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Robert hits 3-run HR in 10th, White Sox beat Royals 5-2

Aug. 30, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As soon as bat met ball, Luis Robert knew. The prized rookie watched as his first game-ending home run sailed over the wall and the White Sox once again grabbed a share of the AL Central lead. Robert belted a three-run drive in the 10th inning that gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-2 victory...