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Royals Minor League report: May 10

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The Naturals have won 13 of their last 15 after a doubleheader sweep at Arkansas. Andy Ferguson moved to 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA as he worked 5.2 innings, allowing a run, six hits and no walks plus three strikeouts.

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Guthrie gives bullpen much-needed break

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Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie saved manager Ned Yost's tired bullpen by going 7 1/3 innings and holding the Tigers to just two runs in a 6-2 win on Saturday at Comerica Park.

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Escobar unleashes on aggressive approach

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had a plan all along with the first pitch he saw from Detroit's Anibal Sanchez. Escobar's first career leadoff homer sparked the Royals to a 6-2 win on Saturday.

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Escobar’s leadoff jack helps Royals sink Tigers

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Alcides Escobar homered on the first pitch of the game and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie fired seven-plus quality innings as the Royals rolled to a 6-2 win on Saturday at Comerica Park. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez allowed five earned runs in six innings.

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Statcast: 3rd inning, 2 plays, 1 quick Escobar

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar certainly kept Statcast™ busy in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Tigers, particularly in the third inning, when he put his full defensive arsenal on display.

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Yost employs 3-on-1 rule for game decisions

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Royals manager Ned Yost has been employing the 3-on-1 rule for some time now -- if there is a big decision to make, he will confer with his coaches and if his potential decision is outnumbered by three of his coaches, he will bow to their thinking.

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Several key plays in opener affected by Perez

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez had his fingerprints all over the series-opening 6-5 loss to the Tigers. Perez hit a two-run homer, made a great play at the plate and was unable to come up with two throws home that could have cut down Detroit runs.

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Perez, Gordon lead offense, but KC falls on error

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On a night when David Price and Yordano Ventura seemed primed for a pitching duel, the Tigers and Royals instead traded rallies before Anthony Gose scored on pitcher Yohan Pino's throwing error for a 6-5 Detroit win Friday night at Comerica Park.

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Moustakas put on bereavement list, Escobar activated

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The Royals made a series of transactions Friday in preparation for their weekend series against the Tigers. Third baseman Mike Moustakas was placed on the bereavement list, and shortstop Alcides Escobar was reinstated from the seven-day disabled list.

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Royals take precautions, place Vargas on DL

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Left-hander Jason Vargas doesn't believe his left flexor strain is anything serious, but Kansas City wants to be cautious, putting the starter on the 15-day disabled list.

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Moustakas put on bereavement list, Escobar activated

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The Royals made a series of transactions Friday in preparation for their weekend series against the Tigers. Third baseman Mike Moustakas was placed on the bereavement list after the death of a family member, and shortstop Alcides Escobar was reinstated...

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