| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Chris Getz drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday night, snapping a season-high six game losing streak.
Getz's bouncer was deflected by pitcher Jeff Samardzija (5-4) to...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:56 AM
Randy Wells was still on the mound at the start of the seventh inning for the Chicago Cubs, even after it appeared he wouldn't make it through the first. Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in Kansas City's four-run...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Despite being 13 games under .500, the Kansas City Royals at least make things interesting.
Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer, Mat Latos won for the first time in four starts and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Monday night.
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Melky Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs as the Kansas City Royals tied a team record with 12 extra-base hits and outslugged Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies 16-8 Sunday.
Gonzalez homered and tied a career high with six RBIs. But he...
| Jul 6, 2011
Beltran, not McCutchen?
Juan C. Rodriguez
Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first.
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:56 PM
As temperatures neared 100 and Justin Verlander's pitch count mounted, Jim Leyland thought seriously about replacing his hard-working All-Star.
But with whom?
"No matter where I looked — my bullpen, their bullpen, in the stands — I couldn't...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Jim Thome hit his 596th career home run and Joe Nathan picked up the save for the second day in a row to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Thome's three-run drive off Felipe Paulino soared into the upper...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Thome has been plagued by aches and pains for the better part of a decade. They just seem to be coming around a little more often in his 19th season.
A strained oblique and bothersome toe injury on his left foot have slowed his chase...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Justin Verlander recorded his 16th win of the season, as the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in the second test of a three- game series.
The news was not all good for Martinez, who...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:20 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals are going through the growing pains of a promising young team.
Jeff Niemann won his sixth consecutive decision, Ben Zobrist had a two-run triple and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep with a...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:18 AM
The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur for another two years.
The club announced Thursday that Francoeur had signed a two-year contract extension through 2013. He's hitting .277 in his first year with the Royals, with 15 home runs,...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Little League Baseball-World Series, opening round, Noon, 2 and 6 p.m. (ESPN), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis-ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, Noon (ESPN2); WTA Western and Southern Open, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
NFL Football-Atlanta Falcons at...