Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain made his first return to Kauffman Stadium since his playing days with the Kansas City Royals. He received a standing ovation in the first inning, then a rousing cheer after a home run.
Royals starting pitcher Jason Hammel pitched nine innings on Friday, April 20, 2018, against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. But even that effort was not enough in what became a 3-2 loss in the 10th inning.
After the Royals fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 in the series finale in the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, manager Ned Yost said he doesn't know if there are any moves ahead for his bullpen, which has struggled mightily in 16 games.
The Royals on Friday April 13, 2018 announced they signed Tarik El-Abour, a 25-year-old who is believed to be the first autistic player to sign a contract with a major-league club. Royals special adviser Reggie Sanders played a big role.