| 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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. ANGELS: Players left from last playoff appearance (2009): Jered Weaver, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Kevin Jepsen. (1)
2. BALTIMORE: Drug suspension ends Chris...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500.
How things have changed...
| 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)
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason.
The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Yes, two bar blogs in two days.
It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were).
I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me.
At the time, R....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Rays landing Myers
Juan C. Rodriguez
The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...