Royals sign Cuthbert, Flynn, Hahn to 1-year contracts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed infielder Cheslor Cuthbert, left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Jesse Hahn to one-year contracts for next season Thursday ahead of baseball's non-tender deadline.
Cuthbert will earn $850,000 while Flynn and Hahn will make $800,000. Cuthbert and Hahn could also earn a $50,000 bonus if they are selected to the All-Star Game.
Rays complete 4-game sweep by beating Royals 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay reached its high-water mark of 2018 by just putting the ball in play.
A throwing error on Kevin Kiermaier's bases-loaded grounder in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the Rays complete their first season sweep of an American League opponent with a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
"A win is a win," Kiermaier said. "We'll take it any way possible."
Royals beat Blue Jays 6-2 after long delay to split series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — While the Kansas City Royals overcame the weather, Toronto Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio was unable to overcome a fourth-inning balk.
Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Royals beat the Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series.
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia tumbled, Zach Britton struggled and Aroldis Chapman held on. After a long day, the New York Yankees were glad to leave the park with at least one win.
Greg Bird homered to begin a two-run rally in the eighth inning as the Yankees overcame a rough outing by the newly acquired Britton and a spill by Sabathia, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader.
Perez homers, Royals hold off Twins 4-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez started his fifth straight All-Star Game, though it was more for his reputation than what he's done offensively this season.
That could be changing.
Perez homered, reliever Brian Flynn picked up the win with three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Saturday night.
The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 29-30.
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernandez's hot bat is going to force the Blue Jays into a tough decision sometime soon.
Hernandez had four hits, including a two-run home run, Curtis Granderson hit his ninth career grand slam and the Blue Jays routed Kansas City 15-5 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep of the Royals, losers of eight straight.
TORONTO (AP) — Luke Maile is getting more playing time and starting to show up in big situations.
Starting the second game of a rare doubleheader at Rogers Centre in place of Russell Martin, the Blue Jays' backup catcher singled down the right-field line with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, giving Toronto a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Royals reliever Flynn hurt in barn roof accident
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals left-hander Brian Flynn is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks after falling through a barn roof at his Oklahoma residence.
The Royals said Tuesday that Flynn broke a rib and had three minor vertebrae fractures.
Flynn, who went to Wichita State, had a 2.60 ERA in one start and 35 relief appearances last season, allowing 38 hits in 55 2/3 innings. In 12 relief appearances from July 31-Sept. 6, Flynn did not allow an earned run.
Sharks chase Carey Price, beat Canadiens 4-2.
MONTREAL (AP) — David Schlemko, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier and Melker Karlsson scored to chase Carey Price in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Friday night.
Looking for his 250th victory, Price was pulled after conceding the four goals on 18 shots. Al Montoya made five saves in relief.
Brian Flynn and Jeff Petry scored in the third period for Montreal. The Canadiens are 1-7-1 against San Jose in the last six years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' search for a fifth starter evidently will continue after two of the favorites for the job did little to help their cause Tuesday.
Brian Flynn gave up three runs while failing to make it through three innings, Dillon Gee entered and gave up three more runs, and the Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on a hot, muggy night.
"We're just looking for a guy right now," said manager Ned Yost, who shuffled Chris Young...