Too Hot to Handle: Royals Drop Opener to Astros and Dominant Kazmir

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In Friday’s series opener with the surprising Houston Astros, there was really only one main story: the debut of Scott Kazmir. The newly acquired Astros pitcher was brilliant, throwing seven strong innings, giving up only three singles along the way. The Royals simply could not get anything going against the veteran left-hander, as he lowered his ERA to a sterling 2.24 on the year. His opponent on the hill...

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Find A Way: Royals Break Out in 8th to Steal Game Two From Pirates

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In Tuesday’s second game of the interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, fans saw the return of Jason Vargas from his second stint on the disabled list. That return would be short-lived, however. In the 2nd inning, after giving up a leadoff double off the top of the wall then getting a strikeout, Vargas pulled up after a pitch looking at his left arm. He tried one more pitch, but the pain did not...

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Duffy Returns; Offense Leads the Way in 8-2 Series Win

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Wednesday night marked the return of Danny Duffy, who was activating from the disabled list before the contest. He was sharp early, but was on a limited pitch count so only managed to go four and two-thirds innings while striking out four and issuing one earned run. Part of the reason Duffy has had struggles in the past was in the control department, so it was positive to see him give up zero walks in his...

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Never in Doubt: HDH Closes Out the Sweep; Yost Makes History

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals got things going early in this one, starting with a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar. He was eventually driven in on a sacrifice fly from Lorenzo Cain. They weren’t done in the 1st yet, however, because after a Hosmer double and Morales single with two outs, KC found themselves ahead 2-0. The Royals tacked on one more in the 2nd on a Moustakas two-out single, and that is all the run production...

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Order Restored: Royals Sweep Twins to Push AL Central Lead to Two Games

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In Wednesday’s series finale at Target Field, the Royals were clicking on all cylinders en route to a 7-2 victory. After struggling for most of the last month, the bats got going early in this one. In the first inning, after a leadoff single by Alcides Escobar and a Moustakas walk, Eric Hosmer started the scoring off with a 1-out single to put the Royals ahead. The real damage was done two batters later,...

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PAGING DR. VARGAS: Vargas, Morales Lead Royals Back into First Place

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In tonight’s series opener in Minneapolis, the Royals moved back into a tie for first in the AL Central thanks in large part to the effort of Jason Vargas. The veteran left-hander tossed six scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out two and not issuing a walk. His solid night did not come without stress, however. He pitched his way out of trouble in the third inning, inducing a double play...

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Rain, Rain, Go Away – Royals Drop Finale vs. Indians

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com                 In tonight’s series finale versus the Indians, the Royals’ bats once again went quiet. During this roller coaster ride that is the MLB season; games like this are, unfortunately, inevitable. There were not many chances to be had, however, due in large part to Trevor Bauer and his solid performance on the mound....

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