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Royals set franchise record for offensive futility in 12-1 loss to White Sox

The loss, the Royals’ fifth straight following a four-game sweep in Texas, brought a franchise record that nobody wants to own: The offense has scored two runs or fewer in eight straight games.

Sam Mellinger

Sam Mellinger: Royals offense is grounded until Hosmer can put the ball in the air

When Eric Hosmer hits the ball on the ground, he is batting .125 with no extra base hits. When he hits the ball in the air, he is batting .348 with a .522 slugging percentage — an MVP candidate, essentially. If Hosmer is an anomaly, it’s only as a strong, 6-foot-4, cleanup-hitting first baseman. League wide, ground balls are producing a .237 average and .260 slugging percentage. Balls in the air are producing a .385 average and .849 slugging percentage.

Chiefs

Confident, deep crop of rookie corners should be enticing for Chiefs

If anyone knows how difficult it is to play on the other side of Marcus Peters, it’s Ron Parker. Not only has Parker logged the occasional snap at cornerback across from Peters, the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl corner, he’s also watched a number of guys man the position the last two years from his starting safety position.

Videos

Funeral of West Platte football coach Nathan A. Danneman held on field where he coached

Nathan A. Danneman's visitation and funeral took place on Monday, April 24, 2017, on the football field where he coached at West Platte High School.
John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Funeral of West Platte football coach Nathan A. Danneman held on field where he coached 2:46

Funeral of West Platte football coach Nathan A. Danneman held on field where he coached

Royals manager Ned Yost hopeful Jorge Soler can offer help 1:48

Royals manager Ned Yost hopeful Jorge Soler can offer help

What's wrong with the Royals offense? Rustin Dodd explains the numbers 1:31

What's wrong with the Royals offense? Rustin Dodd explains the numbers

By the numbers: Eric Hosmer, ground balls and power 0:49

By the numbers: Eric Hosmer, ground balls and power