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.
The Royals’ 2017 MLB Draft started with a first baseman, ended with a shortstop and contained a whole lot of pitchers in between.
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.
For four years, left-hander Josh Mitchell played with a torn left labrum he didn’t know he had.
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.
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.
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.
Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto will face the Royals on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco for the first time since he won a World Series championship with them in 2015.
Kansas City’s Salvador Perez continues to lead all American League catchers in voting from the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Daniel Tillo itched to pitch. There he was, riding the bench at the University of Kentucky, pitching only 7 1/3 innings as a freshman in 2016. He told head coach Gary Henderson he would return, despite the frustration he felt. But when Henderson resigned that summer, Tillo transferred. He wanted to pitch regularly, he wanted […]
Left-hander Matt Strahm, 25, will get a chance to show the Royals his value as a starter sooner rather than later. Manager Ned Yost named Strahm his starter for Thursday’s game against the Angels, taking the place of left-hander Eric Skoglund, who struggled his last two times out.