NEW YORK (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off All-Star closer Clay Holmes in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-6 Sunday to avoid being swept in the season series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kris Bubic went seven strong innings, Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez had late-inning RBIs and the Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay 4-2 on Sunday, winning a series against the Rays for the first time in five years.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals will be without 10 of the 26 players on their active roster for their upcoming trip to Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on travelers who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Hunter Dozier and Emmanuel Rivera all homered as the Kansas City Royals roughed up Cristian Javier early and held on for a 7-4 win over Houston on Wednesday night, ending the Astros' major league-best eight-game winning streak.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The New York Mets wasted a stellar performance by Max Scherzer in his return from an oblique injury, losing 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Mike Moustakas’ game-ending sacrifice fly on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too.
Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then hit his 25th homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 9-7 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — After falling behind early on, Houston chipped away at Kansas City's lead before one mighty swing by Yordan Alvarez completed the Astros' biggest comeback win of the season.
Alvarez homered with two outs in the ninth inning, and Houston beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Monday for its seventh straight victory.
DETROIT (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual path to the plate on his first big league home run — a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag.
Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers, leading Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All the small things are starting to add up to big results for the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals got some timely hits and another solid outing from their starting pitcher as they won for the fourth time in the last five games Monday night.
Kansas City Royals (20-39, fifth in the AL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (33-26, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Monday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (3-1, 4.33 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 35 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Wood (3-5, 4.23 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Rougned Odor hit solo home runs, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Sunday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's familiarity with Zack Greinke led to a solid offensive night against the Diamondbacks' former pitcher.
Christian Walker and Pavin Smith homered and Ketel Marte’s two-run double broke a fourth-inning tie to help the Diamondbacks beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday night in Greinke’s first appearance at Chase Field since he left at the 2019 trade deadline after 3 1/2 seasons in Arizona.
Minnesota Twins (24-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-25, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Bailey Ober (1-1, 2.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Royals: Brady Singer (0-0)
Minnesota Twins (22-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-23, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Devin Smeltzer (0-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, two strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (2-2, 3.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
Chicago White Sox (18-18, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (13-22, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (0-0); Royals: Zack Greinke (0-2, 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
Kansas City Royals (11-19, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (16-16, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Saturday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-2, 7.15 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Rockies: German Marquez (0-3, 6.47 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run homer and an RBI triple, Hunter Dozier had his first career five-hit game and the Kansas City Royals broke out of their offensive funk in a 14-10 victory over the bumbling Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Bruce Zimmermann threw six effective innings and Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 to earn a doubleheader split on Sunday.
The Royals won the opener 6-4 when Michael Taylor hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth after a pair of two-out Baltimore errors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered twice and Hunter Dozier hit another go-ahead home run to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Perez homered in the fourth off Chris Archer and tied the score 3-3 in the sixth when he went deep against Tyler Duffey (0-2).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier homered to break a tie in the sixth, and lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
After Carlos Santana walked with one out, Dozier lifted an 0-2 pitch from Will Vest (0-1) into the left field bleachers for his first home run of the year.
Minnesota Twins (71-89, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (74-86, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Griffin Jax (3-5, 6.78 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) Royals: Kris Bubic (6-6, 4.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 109 strikeouts)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez went hitless on a night when every other Royals starter had at least one hit, and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 11-6 Friday.
With the loss, the Twins were assured of finishing in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the last two years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tied a Royals record with his 48th homer of the season before leaving with a sprained right ankle, and Kansas City went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 on Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez is having the kind of season the Kansas City Royals won't soon forget.
The Oakland A's are having the kind of September they might want to forget real soon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.
Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Carlos Hernández delivered another impressive start for Kansas City — and this time the Royals closed out the game without incident.
Hernández allowed three hits in six innings, and Nicky Lopez and Hunter Dozier homered as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the sliding Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Sunday for a sweep of their weekend series.
It was Chicago’s franchise-record 13th consecutive loss at Wrigley Field.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals earned their third straight win over Houston, beating the Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael A. Taylor’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove Hunter Dozier home from second base as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Pérez’s walk-off single capped Kansas City's four-run rally as the Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Tuesday night.
The Royals scored six runs off the Reds’ bullpen in the final two innings and Pérez got his third game-ending hit this season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Mike Matheny gazed across the happy Kansas City clubhouse Saturday as, one by one, each of his players pointed to a teammate and praised them for a job well done.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nate Lowe’s three hits included his first career triple in the majors as the Texas Rangers dominated their former All-Star Mike Minor and beat the Kansas City Royals 9-4 on Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi hit a two-run homer before injuring his hamstring, Mike Minor pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield had two hits and scored two runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday.
Andrew Benintendi and Hunter Dozier each drove in two runs for Kansas City, which had dropped three of four.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield had two hits and three RBIs, Kris Bubic had another strong start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 Friday night.
Merrifield had a two-run double in a five-run seventh inning as Kansas City’s offense broke out after scoring five total runs during a three-game series at Tampa Bay.
CHICAGO (AP) — Wade Davis bounced a wild pitch that allowed José Abreu to dash home with the game-ending run, and the Chicago White Sox rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Kansas City 4-3 on Sunday on a call that left the Royals fuming.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Andrew Vaughn, starting the nightcap at first base after AL MVP Jose Abreu was injured in a frightening collision in the first game, homered to send the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Friday for a doubleheader split.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu injured his face and knee after colliding hard with Kansas City third baseman Hunter Dozier on the first base line in the opener of a doubleheader Friday.
Los Angeles Angels (7-3) vs. Kansas City Royals (4-4)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his first major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday...