Kansas City Royals

Bullpen shoulders big load in loss to Padres
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The Padres called on Matt Szczur and Franchy Cordero in a pinch on Friday night. They delivered in a big way. Szczur launched a go-ahead blast to lead off the seventh inning, and Cordero smacked a two-run double in the eighth, sending the Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Royals and snapping their five-game […]

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Kennedy returns to Petco to face familiar foe
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Right-hander Ian Kennedy, who played with San Diego from 2013-15, will start for the Royals in the second game of the team’s series against the Padres. Padres right-hander Miguel Diaz will make his first career start.

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Skoglund frustrated by abbreviated outing
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Royals starter Eric Skoglund mimicked his previous outing on Friday night against the Padres: It was short-lived. Skoglund lasted but 1 1/3 innings in his third Major League start as the Padres went on to win, 6-3.

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Royals set with four top 100 picks in Draft
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Two years removed from winning the World Series, the Royals are middling at the bottom of the American League Central and have one of the worst records in the Major Leagues. The farm system needs bolstering as it lacks a prospect in MLB Pipeline.com’s top-100 players.

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Skoglund to start off Royals' trip to San Diego
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Jhoulys Chacin’s struggles away from Petco Park have been well documented. Fortunately for the veteran right-hander, he gets the ball when the Padres return home Friday night to open a three-game set against the Royals.

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Bonifacio making strides to improve defense
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Royals fans have seen the obvious impact rookie right fielder Jorge Bonifacio has had offensively. But what really has caught the eyes of coaches is Bonifacio’s improvement defensively.

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Royals-White Sox will play matinee Sept. 12
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The Royals-White Sox game on Sept. 12 at Kauffman Stadium has been changed to a 12:15 p.m. CT start in order to accommodate the U2 concert at Arrowhead Stadium that evening.

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Herrera's homer problems surface in key 9th
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Royals closer Kelvin Herrera gave up three home runs against the Braves in 2013, something he said he’d never done before. But that experience taught Herrera a valuable lesson: Forget quickly.

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Royals rocked in 9th after late rally vs. 'Stros
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Jose Altuve belted a two-run home run off closer Royals Kelvin Herrera, part of a five-run ninth inning, as the Astros rallied for a 6-1 win on Thursday night to split the four-game series.

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Cuthbert's 3 RBIs propel Royals past Astros
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Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert had two hits and three RBIs in a rare start, while shortstop Alcides Escobar had two hits and two RBIs in a 7-5 win over the short-handed Astros on Wednesday night.

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Hammel looking to deliver series win vs. 'Stros
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Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will look to bounce-back from a disappointing outing, while Royals righty Jason Hammel will try to complete a third quality start in four outings when they square off in the series finale on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

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Torres rakes in MLB debut with two hits, RBI
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Royals infielder Ramon Torres knows how to make a debut. Torres, recalled earlier on Wednesday, had two hits in his first Major League game during a 7-5 win over the Astros.

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