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Facing Yankees, Duffy seeking return to win column

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The Yankees and Royals will play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday, with New York's CC Sabathia (1-5, 5.20 ERA) and Kansas City's Danny Duffy (2-2, 5.67 ERA) locking up in a matchup of left-handers.

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New chapter for Getz in behind-the-scenes gig

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Sometime in early May last season, seven-year veteran and former Royals second baseman Chris Getz decided his playing days in baseball were done. He talked to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, vice president J.J. Picollo and assistant general manage...

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Blossoming in May: Hosmer on hot streak

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Eric Hosmer didn't reach seven home runs last season until Sept. 12, and he finished the year with nine. Hosmer finds himself in a different place -- and on a different planet -- after hitting his seventh homer of this season in Thursday's 6-3 win over...

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Blanton’s role with Royals still undetermined

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The Royals are having continuing discussions with right-hander Joe Blanton, whose opt-out clause is Friday, about when he could end up on the Royals' 25-man roster.

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Ventura roughed up early but bails out bullpen

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In a start that began wobbly and actually turned into one that helped the bullpen and ultimately may help Kansas City during this long season, the Royals hope Yordano Ventura takes important lessons learned and moves forward.

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Herrera makes timely return to Royals ‘pen

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Kelvin Herrera returned from a six-game suspension Wednesday with impeccable timing, considering closer Greg Holland pitched two innings in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over Texas in 10 innings.

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