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Kendrys pushes toward century mark in RBIs

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Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales was one of several offensive stars in a 15-7 slugfest win over the Tigers on Thursday night, collecting four hits and four RBIs.

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Royals log 20 hits to win slugfest with Tigers

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After scoring 12 runs the previous night, the Royals came back to batter the Tigers' pitching staff again on Thursday in a marathon 15-7 win at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals set to host White Sox for weekend set

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John Danks will be in search of his 10th career victory vs. the Royals on Friday as the White Sox begin a three-game series in Kansas City, which will send Kris Medlen to the hill.

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Reel deal: Salvy, Colon make highlight plays

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez made a remarkable, Gold Glove Award play by sliding feet first and snaring the baseball just in front of the dugout railing to help reliever Chris Young escape a fifth-inning jam against the Tigers on Thursday night.

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Royals considering Gordon for leadoff spot

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who got a day off from the starting lineup on Thursday, will remain the team's leadoff man, at least until left fielder Alex Gordon, recovering from a strained groin, gets back to full speed.

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Rios, Herrera on the mend from chickenpox

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Royals right fielder Alex Rios and right-hander Kelvin Herrera, both of whom contracted chickenpox when the team played the Rays last weekend, are improving, manager Ned Yost said on Thursday.

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Cuthbert belts 1st MLB homer in huge game

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Royals rookie Cheslor Cuthbert drove a two-run homer into the left-field corner, part of his four-RBI Wednesday night in the Royals' 12-1 win over the Tigers.

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Royals’ 4 homers, Ventura’s 11 K’s tame Tigers

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Rookie Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had four RBIs, Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain each homered and had three RBIs, and right-hander Yordano Ventura matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts as the Royals pummeled the Tigers in a 12-1 win on Wednesday ...

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Volquez seeking elusive victory over Tigers in finale

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Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez hasn't lost since the Tigers beat him three weeks ago. He has also beaten every American League Central opponent this season except Detroit, which has toppled him twice. He gets another chance in the rubber game on T...

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Royals will employ shutdown outfield defense

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Royals manager Ned Yost said he already is beginning to prepare for those instances when he can insert his shutdown outfield defense of Alex Gordon in left, Jarrod Dyson in center and Lorenzo Cain in right.

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Kendrys’ 16th jack isn’t enough to tame Tigers

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Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run homer as the Tigers held off the Royals for a 6-5 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Almonte betrayed by fastball in tough debut

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Royals rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte made his Major League debut in the seventh inning against the Tigers on Tuesday night and he promptly gave up a single and a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler -- two pivotal runs in a 6-5 loss.

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Ventura aims to stretch quality start streak vs. Tigers

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Randy Wolf is enjoying a career revival in the Majors at age 39. Yordano Ventura is experiencing a late-season resurgence at age 24. Their matchup doesn't have the ring of Verlander-Cueto, but it has the makings of an unlikely duel for the middle game ...

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Kendrys’ 16th jack isn’t enough to tame Tigers

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Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run homer as the Tigers held off the Royals for a 6-5 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Cueto’s struggles not as bad as they appear

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Johnny Cueto was a huge addition for the Royals in July, and his first four starts lived up to expectations. But his last three have all been poor, and now, the Royals must wonder if they have a problem on their hands.

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