Latest Kansas City Royals News

Dodgers' Teoscar Hernández wins the Home Run Derby

Jul. 16, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Teoscar Hernández needed a moment to calm down during the Home Run Derby, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger got a boost from a former teammate who just happened to be last year's champion. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wore a Blue Jays jersey with...

MLB draft rolls into second day, Royals take pitcher Drew Beam from CWS-winning Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

Drew Beam was a key cog of Tennessee's pitching staff on its road to a College World Series title. Now the right-hander hopes to make an impact for the up-and-coming Kansas City Royals. Beam was one of the first selections on Day 2 of Major League Baseball's amateur draft on Monday...

Royals' Lugo gets first All-Star nod alongside teammate Witt, who celebrates Texas ties

Jul. 15, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seth Lugo faced Bobby Witt Jr. and the rest of the Kansas City Royals last year when they were on their way to a last-place finish in the AL Central. The right-hander picked the Royals in free agency and now is a first-time All-Star along with Witt and...

Rafael Devers' long HR breaks a seat in right field and Red Sox take series with 5-4 win over Royals

Jul. 14, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a two-run homer that broke a seat deep in right field at Fenway Park, Dominic Smith also had a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday to take the series. The Red Sox won their second straight after losing the...

Royals add bullpen depth, acquiring Hunter Harvey in trade with Nationals

Jul. 14, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Kansas City Royals added some bullpen depth in their quest for a playoff run Saturday night, acquiring right-hander Hunter Harvey from the Washington Nationals for a minor-league infielder and their competitive balance pick in Sunday night’s draft. The...

CJ Abrams' late home run caps Nationals' 6-5 comeback over Brewers

Jul. 13, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — CJ Abrams hit a go-ahead, two run home run in the ninth inning for the Washington Nationals, who won consecutive games for the first time since July 4 with a 6-5 victory over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Left-hander Mitchell Parker...

Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro says Royals right-hander Seth Lugo should start All-Star game

Jul. 13, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro lobbied for Royals right-hander Seth Lugo to start Tuesday's All-Star Game for the American League. Quatraro made the case for Lugo with Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy, who will lead the the AL team. “I called him...

Kutter Crawford pitches 1-hitter into 8th, Rafael Devers homers and Red Sox blank Royals 5-0

Jul. 13, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kutter Crawford took a one-hitter into the eighth inning, Rafael Devers hit a solo homer and the Boston Red Sox beat potential AL All-Star starter Seth Lugo in a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Crawford (6-7) struck out four and walked one,...

Witt, Melendez both homer to help Royals beat Red Sox 6-1 for 4th straight win

Jul. 12, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. and MJ Melendez each had solo home runs, Cole Ragans allowed one run over seven innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Adam Frazier, Vinnie Pasquantino and Salvador Perez...

Perez homers in both games of doubleheader, Royals sweep Cardinals with 6-4 and 8-5 victories

Jul. 10, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Salvador Perez homered in both games and MJ Melendez added a solo shot in the nightcap to help the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 for a sweep of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday. Kansas City took the opener 6-4. The Royals have won three in a...