Royals’ Eric Hosmer finds consistent hitting in constant adjustments

On May 5, 2011, the Royals summoned a 21-year-old, left-handed hitting prospect from Triple-A Omaha and asked him to breathe some life into their lineup. Three years later, no longer the impressionable rookie he was then, Eric Hosmer has encountered most of what Major League Baseball has to offer.

Salvador Perez leads Royals past White Sox for second straight win

Salvador Perez flipped his bat as he sprinted down the first base line, a small but telling expression of his excitement. His eighth-inning double provided the winning run in a 4-3 Royals victory over the White Sox on Saturday. Alex Gordon cracked a two-out double to set the table for Perez.

Royals can overcome the error of their ways

Despite a base-running blunder by Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning, the Royals didn’t get hung up on what they did wrong Saturday. Instead, they they gritted out a 4-3 win on back-to-back two-out doubles by Gordon and Salvador Perez in the eighth and because Nori Aoki made a fantastic catch to bail out wobbly winner Wade Davis.

Bruce Chen adds veteran poise for Royals in tough win

“He just does what Bruce does,” manager Ned Yost said. “It’s amazing at this point in his career that he is as productive as he is. It is tremendous work ethic, a lot of homework that he does. Boy, he sure did a nice job for us today.”

Royals beat White Sox 7-5 in home opener

Despite the frigid temperature and howling winds, Kauffman Stadium proved to be the balm the Royals sought after a pair of irritating losses to open their season. In their home opener on Friday afternoon, the Royals leapt to an early advantage over the White Sox and held on for a 7-5 victory.

Hopeful fans flock to Kauffman Stadium for opening day

Despite biting winds, grayish skies and the Royals’ unsightly 0-2 start to Major League Baseball’s 2014 season, fans poured into Kauffman Stadium by the carful Friday, ready to witness firsthand the makeup of this year’s team. This was Opening Day at The K, after all, when optimism still reigns supreme.

Royals players talk about season's first win

Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Greg Holland, Alex Gordon, Jeremy Guthrie and Aaron Crowe answered questions from the press in the clubhouse after the Royals' 7-5 home-opener victory over the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

Replay: Royals home opener tweets, stats

The Royals banged out 13 hits and beat the White Sox 7-5 in Friday's home opener at Kauffman Stadium. The Star's team of reporters and columnists was on-site to bring you reaction from the game.

With Yordano Ventura pitching, Royals opener would have been awesome

The popular thing — the awesome thing — would have been for pitching phenomenon Yordano Ventura to greet fans in Kansas City by throwing the first pitch in the home opener of the most promising Royals season in a generation. But manager Ned Yost is not doing the awesome thing. The productive but rather boring Jeremy Guthrie starts today’s home opener; Ventura heads to the bullpen this weekend and starts sometime next week. And nobody can be sure whether it’s the right thing for the most precious, precarious asset the Royals have.

Royals head back to KC for home opener on sour note

The Royals’ first two games left something to be desired: Their offense went quietly against Detroit’s dynamic pitching duo of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. Their vaunted bullpen cost them in both games. And the managerial machinations of Ned Yost invited questioning. Now they return home for Friday’s home opener against the White Sox (3:10 p.m. on Fox Sports KC).