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Recap: Minnesota vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - And then there were none. Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins handed the Kansas City Royals their first loss of the season with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. Arcia's blast came in the fourth inning off Royals starter Edinson Volquez and broke a 1-1 tie. Kyle Gibson (1-1) continued his success against the Royals. He gave up...

Rios out indefinitely with fractured hand

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios is sidelined indefinitely with a fracture in his left hand. Rios suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in Monday's 12-3 win over Minnesota. He will be placed on the disabled list and a move to replace his roster spot will be made prior to the Royals' game on Wednesday. The veteran is...

Recap: Kansas City vs. Chicago WSox

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - In six major league seasons, Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has averaged one home run every 20 games. That number changes dramatically when he plays the Chicago White Sox. Cain homered for the fifth time in 44 games against the White Sox, a two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning that lifted the Royals to a 7-5 win on Wednesday...

Royals, Ventura agree to five-year extension

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura agreed to terms on a five-year extension on Saturday. The new pact also includes club options for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. No financial terms were disclosed, but CBSSports.com previously reported it's worth $23 million guaranteed. Ventura, 24, went 14-10 with a 3.20 earned run...

Recap: Houston vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored three times in the Kansas City Royals' 11-1 rout of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Lorenzo Cain also collected three hits while driving in a pair of runs, Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer and Brett Eibner had a solo shot to help the defending American League champion Royals roll in this exhibition...

Royals release Furcal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals released veteran infielder Rafael Furcal on Tuesday. Furcal signed a minor league deal with the club on March 16. The 37-year-old appeared in just nine games for the Marlins last year. He missed all of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Furcal, a three-time All-Star, hit .264 with the St. Louis Cardinals in...

2015 PREVIEW AL CENTRAL: Detroit has a giant bull's-eye on its back

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
The one team that you probably can't make a case for is the Minnesota Twins. But rest assured Twins fans, there is a lot of talent coming. It just won't be this year. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (2014 Finish: 73-89, Fourth in AL Central) No team in the American League changed themselves more than the Chicago White Sox. And we are not talking about the fact that the roster won't include Paul...

Recap: Kansas City vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 days ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Hosmer hit a two-run home run to lead the Kansas City Royals in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in spring training action on Friday. Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each drove in a run and scored once for the Royals. Yordano Ventura went seven innings and gave up just two walks while striking out four. Tyler Smith drove...

Recap: Kansas City vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Yordano Ventura turned in three scoreless innings and Lorenzo Cain knocked in two runs in a Kansas City Royals' split squad's 4-3 spring-training win over the San Diego Padres. Ventura struck out three and scattered four hits and a walk over his stint. Cain finished 2-for-3 on the day, while Gabriel Noriega finished with two hits and scored twice in the...

Chris Young inks one-year deal with Royals

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have added another experienced arm to their starting rotation mix, signing veteran Chris Young to a one-year contract Saturday. Young joins the defending American League champions off a tremendous bounce- back season with the Seattle Mariners, in which the 35-year-old matched a career high with 12 wins and posted a 3.65 ERA over 29...