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Royals Minor League report: April 29

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2014 third-rounder and 24th-ranked Royals prospect Eric Skoglund tossed 7.0 shutout innings, fanning five while allowing three hits and a walk.

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Ventura continuing to learn with each outing

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura had a very simple explanation for why he couldn't make it through the sixth inning in the Royals' 7-5 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

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Royals come up short in series finale against Indians

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Second baseman Jason Kipnis launched his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs, helping power the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

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Escobar leaves game after hit-by-pitch to head

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was nailed by a pitch in the head from Cleveland starter Danny Salazar in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game with the Indians.

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Royals looking forward to showdown with Tigers

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It's only April, but still, the Royals know that the four-game series starting Thursday against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium will have a bit more significance than your ordinary series.

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Duffy takes mound in opener against division-rival Tigers

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The Tigers open a four-game series at Kansas City on Thursday night with first place in the American League Central up for grabs. Both teams have a bit of a score to settle from 2014 as well, as the Tigers won 13 of 19 games against the Royals last yea...

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Royals’ dedication to putting ball in play pays

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No team makes pitchers work harder than the Royals. With a relentless commitment to contact hitting, the Royals take advantage of their team speed by refusing to give away at-bats. They're off to a 14-6 start in part because they've been the toughest g...

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Yost could have familiar faces in AL dugout

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All nine players from the Royals' Opening Day lineup are on this year's All-Star ballot. The Royals had three players on last year's American League All-Star team -- outfielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and closer Greg Holland.

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Statcast: Gordon’s homer among year’s longest

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Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer hadn't allowed a home run all season, until Alex Gordon made contact with an 89-mph fastball on the third pitch of a second-inning at-bat and made it count.

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Royals pick up Finnegan after bumpy season debut

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It was the sixth inning and the Royals were clinging to a tiny lead, and up stepped Brandon Moss for the opponent. Bam. Three-run homer by Moss, off a rookie Royals pitcher. This time, it was Brandon Finnegan.

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Ventura, Salazar to duel as Royals, Tribe wrap up set

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Right-hander Yordano Ventura (2-1, 4.09 ERA) will take the hill for the Royals opposite Indians right-hander Danny Salazar (2-0, 2.08 ERA) in the series finale between the American League Central foes on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

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