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After challenge, Escobar safe on bunt

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The Royals benefited from an overturned call in the third inning of Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday, successfully challenging a call at first base on a bunt attempt by Alcides Escobar.

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Spelling Bee champ tosses Game 2 first pitch

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Given that Vanya Shivashankar knows the pressure of having to spell "scherenschnitte" in front of a live and national television audience, it's safe to assume that throwing out a ceremonial first pitch in front of a packed Kauffman Stadium probably was...

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Veteran Volquez out for 1st postseason victory

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Fresh off the first 200-inning season of his career, Edinson Volquez will take the mound in Game 3 of the ALDS opposite Astros ace Dallas Keuchel today at 4 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park on MLB Network.

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Royals have no plans to adjust approach

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Despite the success that the shift-happy Astros have had against the Royals in the regular season (four wins in six games) and in Thursday's Game 1 win, Ned Yost won't alter his lineup, and his team won't adjust its approach at the plate.

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Astros, Royals stick with same starting lineups

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The starting lineups for today's game between the Astros and Royals at Kauffman Stadium have been revealed. There are no changes from Game 1, won by Houston, 5-2.

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Out to even ALDS, Royals need Cueto to deliver

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Here are three essential components for the Royals to bounce back and win Game 2 (Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1) of the American League Division Series against Game 2 starter Scott Kazmir and the Astros: 1. Johnny Cueto. 2. Johnny Cueto. 3. Johnny...

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Morales, Young shine, but can’t carry KC

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If you looked at the splendid performances of two Royals on Thursday night, you would have sworn that Kansas City had won the opener of this American League Division Series. Those two -- Chris Young and Kendrys Morales -- were terrific. But they didn't...

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Astros-Royals ALDS Game 1: Did You Know?

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The Astros were unfazed by a rain delay on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium, remaining unbeaten this postseason with a 5-2 win over the defending American League champion Royals in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Here are some stats and facts you s...

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Grieving Young puts pain aside to help Royals

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It has been a difficult stretch for Royals right-hander Chris Young lately. Young's father passed away less than two weeks ago. A day after his father's death, Young went out and threw five no-hit innings, playing because he thought his father would wa...

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3 keys for Royals to even ALDS

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Being down one game in a Division Series is not an insurmountable deficit, or at least so said Royals manager Ned Yost. But the previous eight teams to win Game 1 of the American League Division Series have all gone on to win the series. So how do the ...

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Royals unable to hold down Astros in Game 1

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Right-hander Collin McHugh tossed six strong innings, and George Springer and Colby Rasmus each homered as the Astros stunned last year's American League pennant-winning Royals, 5-2, at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Se...

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Morales in Royals record books with 2-HR Game 1

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With two solo homers against Astros right-hander Collin McHugh in Thursday night's 5-2 loss in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales became the third player in franchise history to record a multihomer g...

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Ventura likely to start a potential Game 4

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was going to be an option for a potential Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Monday, and with a start shortened by rain in Thursday night's 5-2 Game 1 loss, it almost guarantees he'll...

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