Kansas City Royals

Howser's influence resonates, 30 years later
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When Dick Howser passed away 30 years ago Saturday, baseball lost a brilliant manager and a wonderful human being. And the Royals stumbled.

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Being a dad 'puts a smile' on Cain's face
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Lorenzo Cain has his first son, Cameron, shortly after the Royals played in the World Series. He had a second son in 2016, and there’s a third on the way. “Nothing like being a dad,” Cain said.

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Surging Royals turn to Kennedy vs. Halos
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Ian Kennedy, who tossed eight scoreless innings in a win over the Halos on April 16, takes on the Angels on Friday. Jesse Chavez gets the nod for the Angels in the second game of a four-game series.

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Hosmer gets Yost's backing for All-Star nod
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Royals manager Ned Yost made an unprompted plea on his pregame show Wednesday, urging Royals fans to vote for first baseman Eric Hosmer for the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

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Royals, Rangers mourn loss of Coronado
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The Royals and Rangers organizations on Thursday mourned the passing of City of Surprise director of community and recreation services Mark Coronado, the man instrumental in the planning and construction of the Spring Training facility both clubs have shared in Surprise, Ariz., since 2003. Coronado died on Thursday at age 59 after a long illness.

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Gordon's big night backs Strahm's gem
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Alex Gordon had three hits, including a home run, and Mike Moustakas stayed hot with a two-run single as the Royals topped the Angels on Thursday. Matt Strahm, making his first start, allowed one unearned run over five innings for the win. Albert Pujols and Yunel Escobar knocked in runs for the Angels.

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KC bulks up on pitchers, college talent in Draft
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The Royals’ 2017 MLB Draft started with a first baseman, ended with a shortstop and contained a whole lot of pitchers in between.

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Royals crack 3 HRs, trip up Giants in finale
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The Royals faced off against their former teammate, Johnny Cueto, on Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park, belting a trio of homers in a 7-2 win against the Giants to take both games of the two-contest series.

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Royals' 22nd-rounder Mitchell realizing dream
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For four years, left-hander Josh Mitchell played with a torn left labrum he didn’t know he had.

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Strahm makes first big league start vs. Halos
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Royals left-hander Matt Strahm (1-3, 4.50 ERA) will make his first Major League start against a team he never has faced — the Angels.

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Hicklen goes from UAB walk-on to KC draftee
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After outfielder Brewer Hicklen lost out on a baseball scholarship to UAB, he was offered a deal to walk on and receive a scholarship later. Hicklen accepted, and on Tuesday, the Royals drafted him in the seventh round, 210th overall. He is the highest Draft pick in UAB baseball history.

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Royals romp behind Vargas' strong start
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The Royals used a six-run sixth-inning rally to support Jason Vargas, who won his fourth straight start in Tuesday’s 8-1 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.

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