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  • Yost on struggling Perez: 'He's trying too hard'

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ned Yost says Salvador Perez isn't tired; he's just trying too hard. Perez, who has started 132 games behind the plate and played in 140, had been in a 5-for-...
  • Royals introducing Finnegan early

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- Brandon Finnegan was two when Derek Jeter made his first Opening Day start for the New York Yankees. Two decades later, Finnegan recorded the second of what the Kansas...
  • Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Twins, 3-2

    The self-proclaimed fan wore a blue pullover and lingered at the base of the dugout steps. Ned Yost occupied a prime vantage point for the latest lukewarm offensive exhibition by the Royals. Yost manages this baseball team, but in the hours before a 3-...
  • Indians edge Royals, 3-2, in 11 innings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The solitary stay at the summit lasted 19 days, long enough to spur a Sports Illustrated cover, raise expectations and dare a long-suffering group of fans to dream. The Royals ascended into first place in the American League Central on...
  • Indians pull out victory over Royals in 11 innings

    Indians pull out victory over Royals in 11 innings KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Cleveland Indians got the big hits late, while the Kansas City Royals had their chances early and late for a key hit, but failed. Left fielder Michael Brantley and first...
  • Twins 11, Royals 5

    (Updated: INSERTS Schafer's four RBIs tie his career best in Para 2) Twins 11, Royals 5 (10): Eduardo Nunez delivered the tiebreaking single in a six-run 10th-inning uprising as visiting Minnesota beat Kansas City to salvage the finale of the three-game...
  • Schafer knocks in four, Twins top Royals in 10

    Schafer knocks in four, Twins top Royals in 10 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Minnesota Twins left fielder Jordan Schafer had a career game, while Kansas City Royals left-hander Bruce Chen endured an awful night. Schafer and second baseman Brian Dozier each...
  • Royals' Shields at his best in Oakland

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- There's something about the O.co Coliseum that brings out the best in Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields. Shields pitched complete games in his...
  • Royals need offense, but at what cost?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals continue to burn up cellphone minutes looking for help on the trade market. The Royals, who are hoping to end a 28-year playoff drought, would like to upgrade their...
  • Royals quiet at trading deadline

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH While the Royals are in the thick of the playoff race, four games behind the Tigers in the American League Central and in the hunt for a playoff spot, they did not make a move before...
  • Royals make room for Colon with trade of Valencia

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Wanting to find room for former first-round pick Christian Colon, the Royals traded backup third baseman Danny Valencia to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz...