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Billy Butler

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  • Royals can't touch Indians starter Corey Kluber in 4-1 loss to Indians

    CLEVELAND The pitch made Danny Valencia flinch. It was a curveball from Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber, but Valencia could not know that. He moved to avoid the baseball only to watch it plummet into the upper edge of the strike zone, a cruel...
  • Colon's first hits power Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH CLEVELAND -- Sometimes the best lineups are the ones that aren't finalized until the last minute. That turned out to be the case for the Royals on Friday in their 7-1 victory over...
  • Jeremy Guthrie implodes as Royals lose 7-3 to Cleveland Indians

    CLEVELAND His knees caked in dirt and his face shining with perspiration, Billy Butler made the universal sign for "safe." He had just been cut down at third base attempting to advance from first. The call on the field was wrong, Butler communicated to...
  • Will Holland return to Minnesota in two weeks?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- With the Kansas City Royals in Minnesota, site of the All-Star Game in two weeks, manager Ned Yost had a strong endorsement for closer Greg Holland. Holland was a...
  • Jason Vargas deals, Raul Ibanez homers in 4-0 Royals victory over Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS He cradled the baseball in his prized left hand, gazed at it for a moment, and then tossed the ball away. Jason Vargas is the sort who executes a slick fielding play, as he did by snaring a line drive in the first inning of a 4-0 Royals...
  • Frustrating outing for Shields

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- Consistently one of the best starting pitchers in the American League, Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields has been in a bit of a slump lately. Shields...
  • Ibanez adds veteran bat to lineup

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- In the thick of the American League Central race despite ranking last in the majors in home runs, the Kansas City Royals added a veteran bat with some pop Monday...
  • Omar Infante, Royals capitalize on late Angels mistake to win 5-4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The thought flashed in Ned Yost's mind as the baseball rolled across the infield: "OK, that's a double play." Moments before the last at-bat of a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Yost considered the ripple effects of...
  • Royals overcome Trout's 489-foot clout

    The Sports Xchange Royals overcome Trout's 489-foot clout KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Center fielder Mike Trout's jaw-dropping, mammoth moon shot overshadowed the game Friday night. Second baseman Omar Infante hit a grand slam and the Kansas City bullpen...
  • Recap: Dodgers 5, Royals 4

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Dodgers 5, Royals 4 Dodgers 5, Royals 4: A.J. Ellis was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning to push across the decisive run as Los Angeles edged host Kansas City. Ellis was hit on the left arm...
  • Dodgers sneak past Royals thanks to hit batter

    The Sports Xchange Dodgers sneak past Royals thanks to hit batter KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Davis gave up a run for the first time in two months, while Brian Wilson logged his first save in more than two years. Catcher A.J. Ellis was hit by a Davis...