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9/16/2014 | Role model Hosmer nominated for Clemente Award

First baseman Eric Hosmer was named the Royals' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award on Tuesday. The Clemente Award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who best represent the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.


9/16/2014 | Vargas, Shields moved up in shuffled rotation

The Royals switched up their rotation on Tuesday to maximize their pitching matchups for the final 12 games of the regular season -- and possibly beyond. Kansas City slid Jeremy Guthrie, originally slated to start Friday's series opener against the division-leading Tigers, to Sunday's series finale, and bumped up Jason Vargas and James Shields to keep them on normal rest.


9/16/2014 | Duffy set for Monday after issue-free simulated game

Danny Duffy had no shoulder problems in a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday, and the Royals left-hander is in line to start on Monday night at Cleveland.


9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.


9/16/2014 | Aoki on top of his game to spark Royals' win

Royals outfielder Nori Aoki, who was brought in to infuse his speed and on-base abilities at the top of the order, reached base five times in sparking the Royals' thrilling 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night.


9/16/2014 | Royals showing grit, determination down the stretch

And so on Monday night, the Royals played one of those games in which an entire season of hope flashed before their eyes. They began the day having lost five of seven to slip to 1 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. With the Tigers having won six of seven at the beginning of the day, the Royals understood what's at stake.


9/16/2014 | Zimmer shining in relief role with Triple-A Omaha

Kyle Zimmer has thrown four scoreless innings for the Storm Chasers, helping them win the Pacific Coast League and reach Tuesday's Triple-A National Championship Game against Pawtucket, the International League champions.


9/15/2014 | PawSox between Omaha and back-to-back titles

Down to its last strike in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup on Friday at Durham, Pawtucket rallied. Newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game and Pawtucket went on to win in 13 innings. It won again the next day in Game 5 to claim the International League title for the first time since 2012.


9/15/2014 | Butler returns to DH in opener vs. White Sox

Billy Butler, absent from the Royals' lineup in seven of their previous nine games, returned to his familiar designated hitter role in Monday night's 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox. Butler, who went 0-for-3, has just one hit in his last 29 at-bats.


9/15/2014 | Duffy healthy, slated to throw simulated game

Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who was aiming to pitch on Tuesday against the White Sox, will instead throw a four-inning simulated game, while Liam Hendriks makes a second straight spot start. Assuming the simulated game goes well, Duffy will pitch next Monday at Cleveland.


9/15/2014 | Hendriks aims to help Royals in their playoff chase

Liam Hendriks and the Royals will continue the playoff chase when they try to make it back-to-back wins over Chris Bassitt and the White Sox on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.


9/15/2014 | Royals' running men spark wild walk-off victory

Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored the tying and winning runs as Lorenzo Cain's infield single capped the Royals' wild 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night.


9/14/2014 | Brooks pitches Triple-A Omaha to PCL title

Right-hander Aaron Brooks pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha beat the Reno Aces, 4-0, on Sunday to win the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 3-2.


9/14/2014 | Bullpen hiccup costs Royals ground in Central race

Relieving Jason Vargas in a tight spot, Aaron Crow gave up a go-ahead grand slam as the Royals fell to the Red Sox, 8-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.


9/14/2014 | Yost sticks with Alcides at top of lineup

No big surprise that the Royals' revised batting order, which erupted for a 7-1 victory over Boston on Saturday night, remained intact for Sunday's game.


9/14/2014 | Owner Glass hosts youth state champs squad

A group of title-winning 13-year-old baseball players were the guests of Royals owner David Glass on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.


9/14/2014 | Duffy on track after successful side session

Nothing has been decided yet, but the signs are positive for left-hander Danny Duffy returning to the Royals' rotation this week.


9/14/2014 | Since promotion, Finnegan making strong impression

Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, had retired all eight batters he'd faced since being called up to the Majors this month. But in pitching a scoreless ninth inning to finish up a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night, Finnegan surrendered a single to pinch-hitter Allen Craig.


9/13/2014 | Vargas looks to put Royals atop AL Central

The Royals will look to maintain their grip on the second American League Wild Card while also attempting to overtake the Tigers in the AL Central standings in Sunday's series finale vs. the Red Sox. Kansas City will start Jason Vargas while Boston will counter with Joe Kelly.


9/13/2014 | Storm Chasers force winner-take-all Game 5

Five home runs by Triple-A Omaha pushed the Storm Chasers to a deciding Game 5 of the Pacific Coast League Championship on Sunday at their Werner Park.


9/13/2014 | Revised lineup keeps KC half-game out of first

Thanks to a new-fangled lineup and a stellar start from Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals cruised to a 7-1 win over the Red Sox to stay a half-game back of the Tigers in the American League Central.


9/13/2014 | Holland taking strong hand into pennant chase

Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss.


9/13/2014 | Storm Chasers facing elimination in PCL series

Triple-A Omaha's season was pushed to the brink of elimination with Friday's 2-1 loss to Reno in Game 3 of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series. The Storm Chasers must win on Saturday and Sunday to claim the title.


9/12/2014 | Butler returns to DH with Willingham's injury

Royals manager Ned Yost in Thursday's postgame scrum with reporters was asked about his use of Billy Butler and Josh Willingham as the club's designated hitter. But the question came from Joe Q. Fan, who wandered into the room and decided to join in.


9/12/2014 | Holland firing on all cylinders in return for KC

Royals closer Greg Holland is ready to resume pitching, manager Ned Yost said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox. Holland sat out a week after getting his 42nd save on Sept. 3 against Texas because of a tight right triceps.




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