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Blanton back in majors with Royals

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Pitcher Joe Blanton is back in the majors after the Kansas City Royals selected his contract from Triple-A Omaha. Blanton, 34, was released by the Angels after spring training in 2014 and announced his retirement after making two poor starts for Triple-A Sacramento in the Oakland organization. He signed a minor league deal with Kansas City in February...

Recap: Kansas City vs. NY Yankees

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 9 hours ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas each put on a hitting clinic Friday night to help the Kansas City Royals to a 12-1 win over the New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game set. Cain went 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBI and Moustakas had four hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle. Chris Young (3-0) earned the win after giving up one...

Royals reinstate Moustakas from bereavement list

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas from the bereavement list on Monday in time for his club's game against the Texas Rangers. The 26-year-old infielder has hit .327 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 28 games for the defending AL champions. He has been slotted to bat second. 

Recap: Texas vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Beltre cracked his 399th career home run and Thomas Field hit his first in his Texas Rangers debut. Beltre's two-run blast and solo shots by Field and Prince Fielder backed seven strong innings from Colby Lewis, leading the Rangers to an 8-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Lewis (3-2)...

Recap: Detroit vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 9 hours ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Kinsler went 4-for-4 and ended the game with a bunt single in the ninth as the Detroit Tigers rallied past the Kansas City Royals 6-5 in Friday's series opener. Anthony Gose led off the ninth with a double to right against Yohan Pino (0-1). Kinsler then laid down a bunt in between third base and the mound that Pino fielded, but his off-balance throw...

Royals' Vargas to DL, Moustakas on bereavement leave

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 9 hours ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas will be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with a left flexor strain on Friday. Vargas was placed on the 15-day disabled list, one of several moves the team made prior to the start of its weekend series at rival Detroit. Third baseman Mike Moustakas will miss the entire three-game set after being put on the...

Royals P Herrera's suspension reduced

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Baseball has decided to reduce the total time of two separate suspensions levied to Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera to six games upon appeal. Herrera had originally drawn a five-game ban for throwing at Oakland's Brett Lawrie on April 19, then received a two-game punishment for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox the...

Recap: Kansas City vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - All nine Indians starters had at least one hit and seven drove in runs in Cleveland's 10-3 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals to even this three-game series at one game apiece. Brandon Moss homered, drove in three and scored twice to back Carlos Carrasco (4-2), who struck out six in seven innings of three-run ball. Mike Aviles had three hits while...

Royals' Escobar put on concussion DL

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 9 hours ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, hit in the face by a pitch on Wednesday, was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Escobar was forced to exit Wednesday's game at Cleveland after being struck in the cheek by a fastball from the Indians' Danny Salazar during the fifth inning. He did...