Kendrys Morales' RBI double helps lift Royals over Twins 7-1

Kendrys Morales’ RBI double Monday wasn't as dramatic as Sunday's bomb the center field wall, but it had the same punch. This time, the Royals designated hitter’s shift-beating grounder along the left field line in the sixth inning scored Mike Moustakas from second and broke a 1-1 tie en route to a 7-1 victory over the Twins.

This Royals vs A's fight ain’t over

Hi. Remember me? I’m the genius that said if baseball would just let the players police themselves they’d enforce the unwritten rules of the game and harmony would return to our national pastime. And I was right…for an inning and two-thirds. That’s when Kansas City centerfielder Lorenzo Cain got hit with a pitch.

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Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.



Could Alex Gordon have scored in the World Series? Watch our re-enactment of the play

The decision to stop the Royals’ Alex Gordon at third base in the most pressure-packed moment baseball can provide — bottom of the ninth, two outs, home team trailing by one run in the seventh game of the World Series — stands as perhaps the greatest what-if moment in Kansas City sports history. So, with the help of the Rockhurst University baseball team, we re-enacted the play and captured in photo and video what might have happened if Gordon kept running.


Replay: Tweets from Monday's Royals-Twins game

Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for live updates from Andy McCullough, The Star's sportswriter who covers the Royals, and other Star sportswriters on Monday's Royals-Twins game. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m., and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.