4/19/2014 | Coleman sharp in closing out Royals victory
After a rusty first appearance on April 11 at Minnesota, reliever Louis Coleman didn't pitch again until a week later. And when he faced the Twins to wrap up the Royals' 5-0 win on Friday night, he was much improved.
4/19/2014 | Butler feeling positive vibes after multi-hit day
After a worrisome and completely uncharacteristic period early in the season, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is showing positive signs of regaining his old flair at the plate -- collecting two hits in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins.
4/19/2014 | Bullpen arms heating up during win streak
There's been a warming trend sighted recently for the Royals' bullpen. Starting in the three-game sweep of Houston and continuing through two wins in the current series with Minnesota, Kansas City relievers posted 14 scoreless innings.
4/19/2014 | Royals ride five-run frame to fifth straight win
Bruce Chen gave up four runs in five innings, but the offense exploded for five runs in the fourth as the Royals extended their win streak to five with a 5-4 victory over the Twins on Saturday.
4/19/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 18
Carlos Peguero's homer in the sixth snapped a 2-2 tie as Triple-A Omaha took three of four from Round Rock.
4/18/2014 | Ventura aiming to help Royals put brooms on Twins
Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Royals will go for their sixth straight win and a sweep of the series when they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/18/2014 | Maxwell starts with Royals light in outfield
With Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson absent, Justin Maxwell, who shared a backup role with Dyson, was thrust into the starting lineup. Manager Ned Yost had to decide whether Maxwell or right fielder Nori Aoki would take Cain's spot in center field.
4/18/2014 | Yost says Butler needs to find timing at plate
Billy Butler's season-launching slump caught everyone by surprise, including Royals manager Ned Yost. Before Friday night's game against the Twins, Yost was asked if he'd seen anything like it from Butler.
4/18/2014 | Royals call up Paredes to fill in for Dyson
Utility man Jimmy Paredes was called up from Triple-A Omaha by the Royals on Friday. Paredes fills the vacancy left when outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family.
4/18/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 17
Royals No. 4 prospect Jorge Bonifacio drove in a pair of runs as Double-A Northwest Arkansas scored a season-high 10 runs to snap a 10-game losing streak, and No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi tripled home two runs to lead Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-2 win.
4/18/2014 | Chen looking to help Royals stay tough on Twins
Veteran lefty Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to extend their winning streak to five and secure a series victory against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/18/2014 | MLB Notebook: At his best, Shields has few peers
When James Shields is on top of his game, few can match his dominance on the mound. Such was the case Thursday, when the Royals right-hander fanned 12, including seven straight, in a 5-1 win over the Astros.
4/17/2014 | Yost challenges, gets call overturned vs. Astros
The Kansas City Royals, who lost a replay challenge to Houston manager Bo Porter Wednesday night, won one Thursday night.
4/17/2014 | Duffy happy to contribute to victory out of 'pen
No one was happier about being a part of Kansas City's extra-inning win over Houston Wednesday night than reliever Danny Duffy, the winning pitcher.
4/17/2014 | Cain placed on 15-day DL with left groin strain
Kansas City placed center fielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left groin strain after Cain was injured trying to beat out a grounder in Wednesday night's win over the Houston Astros.
4/17/2014 | In a pinch, Dyson impresses against Astros
Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson demonstrated the perfect example of manufacturing a run in Wednesday night's 6-4 win over Houston in 11 innings.
4/17/2014 | Royals lock up sweep behind dominant Shields
James Shields led Kansas City to a 5-1 win over Houston at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep of the Astros.
4/17/2014 | Nolasco, Vargas matched up in series opener
After getting swept in a three-game series at Target Field last weekend, the Royals will be looking to turn the tables on the Twins when they host a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium that begins Friday night.
4/17/2014 | Feldman brings stellar ERA into game vs. Shields
Scott Feldman will start Thursday's series finale against the Royals at Minute Maid Park, facing James Shields, and trying to snap the Astros' three-game losing streak.
4/17/2014 | Royals Minor League report: April 16
No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi was 3-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and starter John Lamb had a rocky outing in the Omaha Storm Chasers' loss to Round Rock.
4/16/2014 | Moustakas' first homer of season wins it in 11th
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
4/16/2014 | Porter wins challenge in tight game vs. KC
Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a safe call on Lorenzo Cain's leadoff infield single in the ninth inning of a 4-4 game against the Royals on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. After a two-minute, 54-second review, Cain was ruled out.
4/16/2014 | Rotation adjusted due to Chen's stiff back
Right-hander James Shields will start for the Royals Thursday night at Houston instead of Bruce Chen, who has a stiff back. Left-hander Jason Vargas will move up a day to pitch Friday night at home against Minnesota with Chen starting Saturday's afternoon game against the Twins.
4/16/2014 | Moustakas, high school teammate Dominguez reunite
Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas was reunited with his high school teammate, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, Tuesday night.
4/16/2014 | Maxwell played with Astros phenom Springer in Minors
Justin Maxwell and George Springer, who made his Houston debut Wednesday night, played together at times at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston organization the last two years when Maxwell was in the Minors on rehab assignments.
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