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Royals get boost as Ventura gives ace effort

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On the day when the Royals acquired right-hander Johnny Cueto, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura stepped up and pitched like Cueto, who also happens to be a fellow Dominican that Ventura has always looked up to.

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Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

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Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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Volquez, Royals ready to square off with Tribe

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Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will square off against Indians righty Cody Anderson when the American League Central rivals open a three-game series on Monday at Progressive Field.

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Cueto gives KC ace to match roster full of talent

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This was a long time coming for the Kansas City Royals. General manager Dayton Moore built his organization meticulously, at times cautiously. He took some heat for it because not everyone bought into his big-picture approach.

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Royals excited to acquire Cueto from Reds

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Johnny Cueto is heading to Kansas City. One day after the Reds' ace was almost dealt to the Royals in advance of his dominant start against the Rockies, the two teams agreed to a deal that was officially announced on Sunday afternoon. In exchange for C...

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Duffy showing Royals he’s back to fine form

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The Danny Duffy that manager Ned Yost is accustomed to seeing apparently is back. Duffy threw six more strong innings in the Royals' 2-1 walk-off win in 10 innings over the Astros on Saturday night.

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Ventura aiming to bounce back against Astros

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Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was the American League All-Star starter partially because of how much he impressed manager Ned Yost while throwing eight scoreless innings against the Royals on June 30. On Sunday, Keuchel gets another chance to catch...

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Escobar’s hit gives Royals walk-off win in 10th

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Alcides Escobar blooped a single to short right with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Royals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Astros on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Yost uneasy with early sound issues at The K

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Because of technical difficulties, the start of the Royals-Astros game on Saturday was done so without any public address announcer or music at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City evened the series with a 2-1 walk-off win in the 10th.

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Guthrie finishes strong after early blip

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Jeremy Guthrie felt like his stuff was fine and his command was fine. But the scoreboard told a different tale after four innings -- he had allowed four runs and 10 hits.

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Duffy aims to continue strong run against Astros

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has flourished since returning from the disabled list on June 24, and he'll try to build on his best outing of the season when he faces the Astros Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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