| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
James Shields pitched into the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.
Shields (13-7) was pulled for Wade Davis after giving up a single to Derek Jeter with...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses. Statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: After Lester deal, had best starting rotation in the American League — for a couple of hours. (1)
2. ANGELS: Reliever Joe Smith’s streak...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Conor Gillaspie knocked in three runs with a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning off Royals reliever Wade Davis to help the White Sox to a 7-5 victory in a game that took 4 hours, 16 minutes to complete Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. A battle of...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
NEW YORK -- Rookie Yordano Ventura and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Kansas City Royals spoiled a day honoring Derek Jeter with a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday.
The first pitch was delayed 25 minutes as the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985.
Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Some hits do not help the batting average, but they can win games.
The Dodgers were locked in a 4-4 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night when A.J. Ellis came to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Normally this is an...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
TOP OF THE ORDER
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams.
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3)
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays spotted the rest of the American League rookies almost half a season.
Myers, who did not make his major league debut until June 18, was announced Tuesday as winner of the AL rookie of the year award.
Myers got 23 of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:49 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Henry Urrutia will make his second major league start tonight, hitting eighth as the Orioles' designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals.
Both of the left-handed Urrutia's starts have come against right-handed starters. Right-...