<![CDATA[KC Royals MLB World Series News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/ en-us Mon, 11 May 2015 22:00:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 11 May 2015 22:00:10 CDT Royals 60 Royals stretch run begins now with focusing on big picture http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article29644471.html#storylink=rss KC Royals executives and players weren’t appeased by reaching game seven of the World Series last season in the franchise’s first playoff foray in 29 years. Instead, the breakthrough whetted their appetite for more and to seize the moment and momentum that often are fleeting in baseball. That is why trading prospects for established players in Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist was a smart decision.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:35:13 CDT

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Ask Andy: Did the Royals give up too much for Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article29641234.html#storylink=rss Spoiler alert: No, Kansas City did not overpay. You can read more about that question and others are answered in The Star’s weekly mailbag about the Royals.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:53 CDT

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Blue Jays blitz Danny Duffy as Royals fall, 5-2, for 2nd straight loss http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29611408.html#storylink=rss Starting pitcher Danny Duffy gave up three homers in six innings Thursday as the Blue Jays beat the Royals 5-2 to open their four-game series in Toronto. Kansas City’s bats were silent after Kendrys Morales’ double in the first inning which scored two.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:43:03 CDT

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Here’s how Johnny Cueto became the ace pitcher the Royals desired, and acquired http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29589532.html#storylink=rss Johnny Cueto debuts for the Royals on Friday in Toronto, but The Royals did not acquire him to pitch a stray game in July. They acquired him for the first game of the World Series, which KC intends to host at Kauffman Stadium. Cueto reached his status as a major-league ace, a legitimate No. 1 starter, with a combination of off-field diligence, on-mound intelligence and in-game deception.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:37:57 CDT

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Royals trade pitcher Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29516326.html#storylink=rss The Royals have traded veteran pitcher Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. The Royals designated Blanton for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Johnny Cueto.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:49:41 CDT

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KC Police ask for suggestions for ‘code 1738’ and Royals fans offer some beauties http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29555452.html#storylink=rss Who knew the numbers 17 and 38 could draw such interest? Some Royals fans asked the Kansas City Police department if 1738 meant something in police code. For example, a 1052 means an ambulance is needed. And 1095 means a suspect is in custody.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:53:55 CDT

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Royals add Ben Zobrist to roster, send Paulo Orlando to Class AAA Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article29539672.html#storylink=rss Ben Zobrist joined the Royals for Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, and the team optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Class AAA Omaha to make room on the roster. Manager Ned Yost said he wanted to keep infielder Cheslor Cuthbert in the majors, as Cuthbert will likely spell third baseman Mike Moustakas against a few left-handed pitchers in the coming days.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:37:01 CDT

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Why Ned Yost stuck with Jeremy Guthrie http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article29540104.html#storylink=rss Even though some fans might like to think ballplayers should go 100 percent all the time or managers should treat every game like it’s game seven of the World Series, that’s not realistic. Play like that and you’d be burned out not long after the All-Star game. Professional athletes and teams have to pace themselves and, at times, managers have to admit the odds of winning a game aren’t good—and that was the case Wednesday afternoon.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:42:55 CDT

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Jeremy Guthrie’s status in limbo after Indians crush Royals in 12-1 blowout http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29411092.html#storylink=rss Jeremy Guthrie may have cost himself spot in rotation with his performance Wednesday at Cleveland. The Indians rolled to a 12-1 win as Guthrie allowed eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:07:53 CDT

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Arrival of Ben Zobrist will allow Royals to rest some starters http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article29387944.html#storylink=rss Royals manager Ned Yost plans to give Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante and others more days off after the team traded for utility player Ben Zobrist.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:34:24 CDT

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There is a reason Royals players randomly drop numbers 17 and 38 into interviews http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29272954.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Royals players made sure to get the numbers 17 and 38 into interviews or faced a fine in Kangaroo Court. It’s from Lorenzo Cain’s walk-up song.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:15:50 CDT

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ESPN picks Royals-Angels game on Aug. 16 for ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article29415904.html#storylink=rss ESPN and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that the Kansas City Royals’ game against the Angels on Aug. 16 at Kauffman Stadium has been selected to be the network’s “Sunday Night Baseball” national game of the week and will feature a 7:08 p.m. start.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:48:01 CDT

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Royals 2015 regular-season schedule and broadcast information http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article1906507.html#storylink=rss Fox Sports Kansas City is scheduled to broadcast 150 regular-season games. Fox and Fox Sports 1 will carry 10 and ESPN will carry one, the Royals' May 10 "Sunday Night Baseball" game at Detroit. All times and broadcasts listed below are subject to change.

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Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rips Royals fans on Twitter http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29301349.html#storylink=rss Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer answered tweets from Royals fans after Tuesday night game (which Kansas City won 2-1), and he wasn’t shy about hiding his feelings.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:51:56 CDT

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Royals’ Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar team up on what may be the play of the year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29271256.html#storylink=rss We’ve all known for a while that the Royals’ defense is exceptional.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:37:52 CDT

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Royals keep sights on October after trade for Oakland’s Ben Zobrist http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29118175.html#storylink=rss Already owners of the American League’s best record, the Royals have shown little inclination to coast in search of a World Series title. Two days after adding ace pitcher Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, the Royals traded for Oakland infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on Tuesday.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:43:55 CDT

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Meet the Royals’ canine All-Star team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article28580341.html#storylink=rss Inspired by third baseman Mike Moustakas showing off his new dog, Gus, we went to Wayside Waifs animal shelter in south Kansas City to construct a Royals All-Star team of dogs available for adoption. The Star's Chris Bumbaca walks us through the Royals' human lineup.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:05:18 CDT THE KANSAS CITY STAR

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Eric Hosmer goes yard in ninth, Royals beat Indians 2-1 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29256676.html#storylink=rss Eric Hosmer’s 11th home run of the season, a solo shot off Trevor Bauer in the top of the ninth inning, broke up a tie game as the Royals beat the Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night in Cleveland. It was Kansas City’s fourth win in a row.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:01:37 CDT

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In trading for Ben Zobrist, Royals’ front office again has players’ backs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article29241844.html#storylink=rss Adding another key piece via trade in the do-everything Ben Zobrist, the Kansas City Royals again show themselves to be a club that is very clearly chasing the highest goals. A year after the players had the front office’s back, in other words, the favor has been returned.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:08:57 CDT

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Ten things you didn’t know about new Royal Ben Zobrist http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29144431.html#storylink=rss Ben Zobrist once had a close encounter with an opossum on the field during a game, nearly went to college in Kansas City before baseball took him a different route and has the fourth-most walks in baseball since 2009. And there are more fun facts.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:48:28 CDT

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Could Royals' Alex Gordon have scored in game seven of the 2014 World Series? http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article29656660.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:13:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article29656660.html Photo gallery: Cueto switches Cincinnati Red to Royal Blue http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29643682.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:26:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29643682.html Photo gallery: Blue Jays 5, Royals 2 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29616172.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:59:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29616172.html Replay: Tweets from Thursday's Royals-Blue Jays game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29568643.html#storylink=rss Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursday night’s Royals-Blue Jays game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. Central on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Jeremy Guthrie stumbles as Royals lose to Indians http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article29415955.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:56:52 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article29415955.html Photo gallery: Indians 12, Royals 1 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29413141.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:24:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29413141.html Replay: Updates, stats from Wednesday’s Royals-Indians game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29140750.html#storylink=rss Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors provided live stats and updates from Wednesday's Royals-Indians game. This is what was written.

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Photo gallery: Royals 2, Indians 1 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29258074.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:19:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article29258074.html Ready to wear crown, pitcher Johnny Cueto joins the Royals after trade from Reds http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article29248552.html#storylink=rss Pitcher Johnny Cueto joined the Royals on Tuesday, two days after he was traded from the Cincinnati Reds. Cueto will make his first start for the Royals on Friday in Toronto against the Blue Jays. “He was really happy with the way this club had that all set up for him,” said catching coach Pedro Grifol, who translated for Cueto.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:14:04 CDT

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Kansas City Royals fans: ‘It’s like Christmas in July’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article29176168.html#storylink=rss For the second time in three days, the KC Royals made a big trade. On Tuesday, they acquired infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from Oakland for a pair of minor-league pitchers. Understandably, Royals fans were very excited.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:53:23 CDT

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