Royals’ bullpen off to a rocky start in 2014 season

Royals relief pitchers have allowed nine runs (eight earned) in its first 12 2/3 innings of the season, representing a stark contrast from the reliable group of 2013, which posted zeroes in all but two of the first 12 games of the season.

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.