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Blanton strong for formidable Royals’ bullpen

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There were reasonable odds that right-hander Joe Blanton wasn't going to be on the roster on Tuesday afternoon when the Royals activated Jason Vargas from the disabled list.

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Volquez to face former mates in Interleague clash

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It won't be exactly a case of biting the hand that feeds you, but when Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez takes the mound on Wednesday night against the Pirates, he will be out to beat the team which a year ago got his career back on track.

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Dyson keys 3-run 8th as Royals hold off Pirates

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Jarrod Dyson lined a two-run single to right with one out in the eighth inning and the bullpen hung rough over seven-plus innings as the Royals held on for a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night in front of 38,163 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

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Vargas exits with elbow pain, set to have MRI

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas, who already has been on the disabled list twice this season because of a left flexor strain, left Tuesday night's 3-1 win over the Pirates in the second inning with another apparent left arm injury.

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Gordon earns Royals’ Heart and Hustle Award

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All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon has been named the Royals' recipient of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award for 2015.

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Ventura’s puzzling struggles continue for KC

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With the Royals' rotation unsettled, and at least one starter needing to be replaced to make room for Jason Vargas' return, this wasn't the time for Yordano Ventura to toss in another clunker. But that's just what Ventura did in a 10-7 loss to the Pira...

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Medlen activated, makes Royals debut

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The Royals reinstated right-hander Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list on Monday and optioned right-hander Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha.

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Vargas slated to return to face Cole, Pirates

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Gerrit Cole looks to extend his Major League-leading win total to 14 Tuesday night when the Pirates' righty takes on the Royals at 7:10 p.m. CT in the middle game of an Interleague series pitting two of the top teams in the bigs.

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Royals can’t finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

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Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs as the Pirates held off late Royals comeback attempts for a 10-7 win on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Rios’ swipe can help fans steal a home

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Thanks to the efforts of Alex Rios, one lucky baseball fan could be in line for some financial relief this month. In the fourth inning of the Royals' game against the Pirates on Monday night, Rios caught the Bucs by surprise, stealing home for his club...

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Cain, Keuchel named AL Co-Players of Week

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Two players -- Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel -- were selected as the American League Player of the Week on Monday. Cain was chosen after batting .412 last week, and Keuchel was selected for a 13-strikeout perfor...

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