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Astros win 11th straight, beating Royals to finish trip 10-0

Astros win 11th straight, beating Royals to finish trip 10-0

Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a 10-0 trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Sunday.The World Series champion Astros swept their swing t ... Continue Reading
How the Royals learned about the Kelvin Herrera trade before Monday's 6-3 loss

How the Royals learned about the Kelvin Herrera trade before Monday's 6-3 loss

Alex Gordon knew something was wrong.It was just minutes before the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday when manager Ned Yost approached his players with an announcement: Closer Kelvin He ... Continue Reading
Royals close HDH era, send Kelvin Herrera to Nationals for three minor-league prospects

Royals close HDH era, send Kelvin Herrera to Nationals for three minor-league prospects

The Royals' monthslong effort to replenish their farm system continued Monday evening, as they traded closer and eight-year veteran Kelvin Herrera to the Washington Nationals.In their second trade of ... Continue Reading
Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for three minor le ... Continue Reading
Five of the top moments in Kelvin Herrera's career with Royals

Five of the top moments in Kelvin Herrera's career with Royals

Kelvin Herrera, the last remaining part of the Royals' vaunted H-D-H bullpen trio, is now a member of the Washington Nationals.The Royals traded Herrera on Monday night, and his contributions to the ... Continue Reading
'I'm going to cry.' Royals fans say goodbye, thank you to Kelvin Herrera

'I'm going to cry.' Royals fans say goodbye, thank you to Kelvin Herrera

Royals fans knew the day was coming, they just didn't expect it would come as early as Monday.The Royals are rebuilding this season, and closer Kelvin Herrera will be a free agent at season's end.So ... Continue Reading
Keuchel helps Astros get 10th straight win, 10-2 over Royals

Keuchel helps Astros get 10th straight win, 10-2 over Royals

The Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, with Dallas Keuchel getting three-run homers from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman to rout the Kansas City Royals 10-2 on Saturday.Jose Altuve hit a two-ru ... Continue Reading
Seven striking photos from this week's Royals games at Kauffman Stadium

Seven striking photos from this week's Royals games at Kauffman Stadium

The tweet was a photo of Mike Moustakas hitting a single in the Royals games Tuesday night against the Reds.Nothing special about that, right?Well, wrong. This particular tweet from The Star's John ... Continue Reading
Frustrations boil over as Royals lose sixth straight

Frustrations boil over as Royals lose sixth straight

The losing slog continued for the Royals on Sunday. Their 7-4 loss to the Houston Astros kept streaks alive for both teams.The Royals losing skid reached six games with their June record falling to 2 ... Continue Reading
Royals add Mondesi, make 6 roster moves

Royals add Mondesi, make 6 roster moves

Adalberto Mondesi is back with the Kansas City Royals as part of a roster shuffle.The Royals made six moves Sunday before playing Houston.Mondesi, the first player to make his major league debut in ... Continue Reading
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has fractured bone in left foot, will undergo CT scan

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has fractured bone in left foot, will undergo CT scan

Exactly a week ago in Oakland, Calif., Royals outfielder Jorge Soler walked out of the trainers' room in the visiting clubhouse at Oakland Coliseum with a boot on his left foot.He had fouled a ball o ... Continue Reading
Royals lose to Astros again after Danny Duffy's hiccup in the sixth inning

Royals lose to Astros again after Danny Duffy's hiccup in the sixth inning

The Royals' June swoon continued Saturday as they lost to the Astros 10-2 at Kauffman Stadium.Royals starter Danny Duffy, who'd begun to rebound from the 6.88 ERA he amassed in his first 10 starts th ... Continue Reading
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will be out at least six weeks with foot fracture

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will be out at least six weeks with foot fracture

The break of Royals outfielder Jorge Soler's left first metatarsal is not severe enough to require immediate surgery, a CT scan confirmed on Saturday morning. However, Soler will miss a minimum of six ... Continue Reading
Jakob Junis allows three homers for second start in a row as Royals lose to Astros

Jakob Junis allows three homers for second start in a row as Royals lose to Astros

Of the three home runs the Astros sent over Kauffman Stadium's fences on this balmy Friday night, none did more damage than Evan Gattis' sixth-inning grand slam.The ball traveled 101 mph, extinguishe ... Continue Reading
Here's why the Royals should at least be open to trading Salvador Perez

Here's why the Royals should at least be open to trading Salvador Perez

The baseball logic is sound. In a high-stakes industry where competitive edges are built on subjectivity and interpretation, here comes a cold and uncomfortable and airtight point straight from the mo ... Continue Reading
Royals' Crown Vision board had Cincinnati spelled wrong during a game

Royals' Crown Vision board had Cincinnati spelled wrong during a game

This is a typo I've made before: spelling Cincinnati with an extra T and not enough Ns.Truth be told, I'm the King of Typos, and unfortunately, I've had more than a few in my stories through the year ... Continue Reading
Quick-thinking Royals minor-leaguer catches runaway dog at Bark at the Park

Quick-thinking Royals minor-leaguer catches runaway dog at Bark at the Park

Shortstop Nicky Lopez had quite a game Wednesday for Northwest Arkansas in an 8-6 win at Tulsa.Lopez went 4 for 4, drew a walk, scored twice, knocked in a run and helped capture a runaway dog on the ... Continue Reading
The Royals' pen pal is a 74-year-old Navy vet who wants to fix Danny Duffy's follow-through

The Royals' pen pal is a 74-year-old Navy vet who wants to fix Danny Duffy's follow-through

The letters come once a week, sometimes more, addressed by hand to 1 Royal Way. The name in the top left corner of the envelope has become familiar in the clubhouse. They are cherished, something like ... Continue Reading
Royals pre-draft workouts: what a team can learn by seeing a prospect in person

Royals pre-draft workouts: what a team can learn by seeing a prospect in person

Early on Saturday morning, two days before this year's MLB draft, Royals general manager Dayton Moore stood at Kauffman Stadium's home plate, feeding baseballs into a pitching machine. The machine was ... Continue Reading
Relievers for Royals' Class AAA affiliate show off funny dance moves in bullpen

Relievers for Royals' Class AAA affiliate show off funny dance moves in bullpen

The fire hose is a nice touch, don't you think?During a four-game series against Albuquerque that ended Monday, relief pitchers for the Royals' Class AAA affiliate in Omaha put on quite the dance sho ... Continue Reading

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