| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Alex Gordon homered on the game's first pitch, James Shields dominated after a shaky first inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Wednesday in a matchup of teams fighting for an American League playoff spot.
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A.J. Pierzynski had one of the great quotes of the season.
"He had all seven of his pitches working,'' said Pierzynski, who jumped from the White Sox to the Rangers last winter.
Pierzynski wasn't kidding. The catcher was giving an honest account of Yu...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
Verlander got all 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Tuesday.
Verlander won the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings for his 90th win and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.
Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Silencing Serena and other stuff
Note to Serena Williams: No more interviews please! Sure, it’s generally a calamity for the rest of us to be amused by, but it doesn’t seem to always do much for her. The tennis star was the subject of a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Swept by the Rangers as powerful lineup produces only 26 runs during an eight-game lull. They nevertheless continue to lead the majors in runs in June.
2. Rangers (7): Seven strong innings by...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:46 AM
If the Royals can win at Cleveland tonight it will be the first time since 1993 that they will have won five straight series.
The other side of the trade---
We know about pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis and what they’ve come to mean to the...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:51 AM
Oddest stat of the night: The Royals are 5-0 all time in games that second baseman Chris Getz is intentionally walked, as he was last night in Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Indians.
Break them up---
You have to respect the resilience of the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:04 PM
J.P. Howell landed two of the best punches in Tuesday night's Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, cranking his closed right fist into the ribs of Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach Turner Ward as the melee began at Dodger Stadium. Howell then drove Ward roughly...