Dozier’s homer sends Royals past Giolito, White Sox, 6-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost likes to think his team has moved forward despite its 55-92 record this season. Its recent play vouches for that, at least for now.
Soler hits 2 homers, Royals beat White Sox 8-6
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City manager Ned Yost believed Jorge Soler would be a great hitter when the Royals traded for the slugger before the 2017 season.
Lopez, Dozier lead Royals to 3-0 win over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Lopez did a two-month stint in the bullpen, and now the right-hander is performing like the pitcher who earned a spot in the starting rotation at the beginning of the...
Soler extends Royals record with 40th HR in win vs Tigers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit his 39th homer to set a Royals team record Tuesday night, and manager Ned Yost thought that might really open the floodgates for the breakout...
Mondesi has big game in return from IL as Royals top O’s 6-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi looked anything but rusty in his return to the lineup.
The speedy shortstop matched career highs with four hits and three stolen bases after coming...
Dozier, O’Hearn homer as Royals rally to beat A’s, 6-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics spent the night trading big blows, and they weren't limited to the balls they kept sending out of spacious Kauffman...
Dozier, Soler each homer twice as Royals beat Tigers 10-2
DETROIT (AP) — Comerica Park's spacious outfield has frustrated hitters many times over the years.
It hasn't been a big deal for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler this season.
Red Sox, Royals suspended by rain tied 4-4 in 10th
BOSTON (AP) — Ned Yost had better things to do than return to Boston to finish a suspended game.
The Kansas City Royals manager, whose team is 29½ games out in the AL Central, would have...
BOSTON (AP) — Jorge Soler didn't have to wait for the question about the Green Monster to be finished before breaking into a wide smile.
Soler hit a pair of long two-run homers over the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Lucas Duda and the Kansas City Royals have endured a miserable season.
A rare meeting against the Atlanta Braves provided a glimmer of joy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury.
In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's...
Sparkman shuts down White Sox in Royals’ 11-0 win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Glen Sparkman overcame some early struggles and settled down for his first career complete game and shutout.
Sparkman pitched a five-hitter, Whit Merrifield and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend the netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans.
The decision comes after a young fan was struck by a hard-hit...
TORONTO (AP) — Jorge Soler and the Kansas City Royals took an early blow but kept on fighting.
Soler bounced back after losing a ball in the sun with a homer and two RBIs, Brad Keller...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's sublime season came to stunning end.
For once, the Royals mustered some late-game magic.
Hunter Dozier's grand slam capped Kansas City's five-run rally in...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don't know why they've been able have success against Jake Odorizzi.
Alex Gordon had a two-run double and Lucas Duda added an RBI single as the...
SEATTLE (AP) — It might be because he's never received enough of a chance, but until this year, Jorge Soler has never been lumped in with the game's top power hitters.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez couldn't have imagined a better homecoming to Omaha.
The rookie hit his first major league home run in the stadium where he played college ball, starting the...
Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After loading the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning, the Detroit Tigers mustered only one run.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi and Terrance Gore used their speed to help the Kansas City Royals rally for a win.
Mondesi and Jorge Soler had consecutive one-out doubles in the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Giolito hasn't lost or given up more than three runs in a start since mid-April. The Royals have been striking out at an alarming rate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This time, they delivered.
A night after failing multiple times with runners in scoring position, Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi had clutch hits to help the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals placed slugging third baseman Hunter Dozier on the injured list with an oblique strain and recalled infielder Kelvin Gutierrez from Triple-A Omaha before their...
Gordon powers Royals to 5-1 win over Phillies
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost saw that Alex Gordon was dragging a little bit early in the week. So the Kansas City manager gave the outfielder a day off Wednesday. With the team not playing...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If the Kansas City Royals are going to have success in 2019, they'll need to rely on their speed. That was very evident Saturday in an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on...
Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The consensus among prognosticators is that the Chicago White Sox or Kansas City Royals will finish in the bottom of the AL Central, and whichever avoids the cellar won't...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence.
Royals’ Mondesi could be taking first step to stardom
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have been waiting patiently for Adalberto Mondesi to develop into the player they thought he could be. The time could be now.
Royals’ Gordon eager to play alongside new CF Hamilton
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — With six-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon in left and speedy Lorenzo Cain in center, the Kansas City Royals' outfield defense ranked among the best in the majors for the...
Royals looking to build on strong finish to 2018
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals lost 104 games in 2018 despite finishing the season 20-14. They hope they can begin this season like they ended the last one, and not the way they've started in recent years.
"These guys made a lot of progress from the middle of August all through September," Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday before the club's first full-squad workout. "They played really, really good and exciting baseball.
Boxberger and Royals finalize $2.2 million, 1-year contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed reliever Brad Boxberger to a $2.2 million contract for this season Thursday night, adding a veteran arm to a bullpen in which plenty of jobs will be available in spring training.
The 30-year-old right-hander was 3-7 with 32 saves in 40 chances and a 4.89 ERA for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, striking out 71 in 53 1.3 innings.
Royals thankful for uneventful offseason
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sometimes uneventful is a good thing.
"This has been a great winter for me," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Friday at the Royals' FanFest. "It all started with the progress we made at the end of last year. I felt good about where we ended. It was just a great winter."
Two years ago at FanFest, team members and staff had just returned from pitcher Yordano Ventura's funeral after he was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020.
The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Hamilton to better use his speed than the bandbox of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, where he spent his first six seasons with the Reds.
Matheny hired by Royals; possible successor to Yost?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost.
The 64-year-old Yost has managed the Royals since 2010 and led the team to the 2015 World Series title, the second in franchise history after 1985. Kansas City announced on the final day of this season he had agreed to a contract for 2019.
Despite 104-loss season, Royals look forward with hope
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals general manager Dayton Moore had seen enough progress under Ned Yost, and his manager in turn had seen enough progress in some promising young players, that there was no reason to delay what had become inevitable.
So, with a simple statement issued before the Royals closed their 50th season with an unsightly 58-104 record, Yost announced he had signed an extension to return next season.
Yost to return as Royals’ manager next year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost will return as the Royals' manager next year following Kansas City's poorest season since 2005.
Kansas City announced a one-year extension Sunday before the season finale against Cleveland.
Perez’s single in 10th gives Royals 2-1 win over Indians
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez got the big hit, though Adalberto Mondesi may have made the biggest plays.
Before Alex Gordon's walk and Perez's game-winning single in the 10th inning, the fourth walk-off RBI of his career and second in two weeks, it was Mondesi's two-out walk and two steals that set the stage for the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
Fillmyer masterful on mound in Royals’ 6-1 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) — Talk about finishing with a flourish.
Rookie Heath Fillmyer struck out a career-high nine, collected his first major league hit and run batted in, and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up their road schedule with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Gallagher, Keller leads Royals to series split with Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals acquired Brad Keller during last winter's Rule 5 draft, they committed themselves to keep him on the roster all season.
As it turned out, that hasn't been a problem.
Keller pitched seven strong innings as the Royals held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Sunday.
Keller (9-6) allowed one run on three hits, walking three and striking out two. He improved to 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last eight starts.
Royals beat Tigers 4-3, stop 5-game slide
DETROIT (AP) — This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching.
Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding off the Detroit Tigers for a 4-3 win on Friday night.
Alex Gordon had three hits for the Royals, who hit four homers in 11-8 loss in the series opener. Rosell Herrera had two hits and drove in a run.
Keller shuts down White Sox in Royals’ 6-3 win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller had another effective outing to keep up his impressive rookie season.
Keller pitched seven strong innings to win for the fourth time in six starts, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
"He kind of struggled with his mechanics a little bit early, but he's a kid who doesn't give in," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He comes right at you with good stuff. ... He got pitches to get outs when he needed to."
Jorge Lopez shuts down Orioles as Royals roll, 9-1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Meibrys Viloria trotted into the dugout after the sixth inning Sunday, and Royals manager Ned Yost told his recently recalled rookie catcher to help get pitcher Jorge Lopez through one more inning.
So when Viloria headed to the bench after the seventh, that task successfully complete, he plopped down and began to relax. Puzzled, Yost looked at him and asked, "What are you doing?"
"You said," Viloria replied, "get him through one more inning."
O’Hearn, Merrifield back Keller as Royals beat Orioles 9-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller kept up his recent pitching surge with another strong outing.
Keller gave up a home run to the first batter of the game — Cedric Mullins — but quickly settled in to pitch eight strong innings in the Kansas City Royals' 9-2 win over the Baltimore Royals in a matchup of the teams with the worst records in the majors.
Mondesi homers, drives in 4 as Royals trounce Tigers 9-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi was identified as the Kansas City Royals' top prospect several years ago based primarily on his blazing speed, advanced defense and raw athleticism.
The youngster is starting to flash some power, too.
Mondesi homered for the second straight game, this time a two-run shot as part of a four-RBI performance, and the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game set.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heath Fillmyer used a hockey mentality to get a baseball milestone Wednesday night.
Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-0.
Royals’ Yost drops in on fanfest, ready for spring training
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost strode through a ballroom inside Bartle Hall, where the Royals were having their annual fan festival, unsure of who will be in his lineup when spring training begins next month.
MLB: Near-fatal accident leaves Royals manager Ned Yost facing his own mortality
The grisly accident in some ways remains a haze in the mind of Ned Yost, really, with Yost uncertain exactly how his plunge began.
Frustrating to him, he won’t get to analyze the dynamics and forensics for months as he lives in a wheelchair to recover from what he calls a “shattered” pelvis and four broken ribs.