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Guthrie struggles, bats go silent vs. Mariners

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Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery, a former Royals prospect, survived a shaky start, then overmatched the Royals with a four-hit, complete-game shutout as the Mariners rolled to a 7-0 victory on Tuesday at Safeco Field.

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Montgomery adds to Royals’ pain vs. lefties

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The Royals continued their struggle against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

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Elias, Duffy to duel in rubber match vs. Royals

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Danny Duffy starts for Kansas City after missing more than two months with shoulder soreness followed by left biceps tendinitis as the Royals face the Mariners in the final game of a three-game series Wednesday at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. PT.

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Finnegan endures roller-coaster season

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This is not exactly the encore to his fabulous first season that rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan envisioned. Finnegan stormed on the Royals' scene in September, just a few months after being the club's first-round pick. In seven September games, Fi...

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Escobar sparks pesky attack vs. King Felix

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar doesn't think there's any point in having an exact plan against someone as gifted as Seattle's Felix Hernandez.

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Guthrie goes for series win vs. Montgomery, M’s

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Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie will go for his second straight win Tuesday at Safeco Field when he faces off with the Mariners' Mike Montgomery, who looks to rebound from his roughest start since being called up to replace an injured James Paxton.

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Blanton showing no rust on comeback trail

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For most of the spring, Royals right-hander Joe Blanton was simply happy he had completed his comeback after walking away from the game last season.

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Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

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Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners 4-1 on Monday night at Safeco Field.

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Royals’ All-Star bonuses could really add up

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One might think Royals players would take their All-Star appearance bonuses and throw a big party for the fans, much like Eric Hosmer and some of his teammates did last October when they picked up a $15,000 bar tab for the fans at McFadden's in Kansas ...

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Hosmer caught in All-Star vote; Perez tops AL

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been caught by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in All-Star voting, but the Royals still have seven would-be starters as we head near the end of the voting period.

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‘Wheels come off’ for Young in fifth

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Right-hander Chris Young knew he wasn't on top of his game early on. But he was just hoping he could persevere and keep his team close through five or six innings. He almost made it, but his command fell apart in a rough five-run fifth that led to his ...

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Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

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Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

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