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Salvy knows when to push, rein in Ventura

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One of the reasons it is so hard for Royals manager Ned Yost to rest catcher Salvador Perez for a day is what Perez means emotionally for the Royals' pitchers.

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Royals Minor League report: April 12

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No. 15 prospect Cheslor Cuthbert logged two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, as Triple-A Omaha rolled to a 4-1 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

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Gritty Royals champion impressive 6-0 start

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Six games in April won't add up to a hill of rosin bags in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, the Royals look abundantly capable of successfully defending their AL crown based on the way they have performed across the board in a 6-0 start.

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Red-hot Royals go 6-0 with sweep of Angels

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Alcides Escobar's three RBIs and the solid pitching of Yordano Ventura helped the Royals stay unbeaten with a 9-2 win over the Angels on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Halos starter C.J. Wilson labored in a decisive four-run second.

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Angels, Royals benches empty in strange sixth

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After Angels slugger Mike Trout slid safely into home in the sixth on Sunday, he got up and yelled something rather enthusiastically. Royals starter Yordano Ventura, who was backing up home plate, seemed to take offense and had to be separated from Tro...

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Royals looking to pick spots for Salvy’s rest

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Once again, the Royals are dealing with the Salvy problem. This, of course, is the ongoing dilemma of when and how to get All-Star catcher Salvador Perez some rest.

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Guthrie perseveres to set up Royals’ bullpen

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The most impressive part of Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's Saturday night came after he gave up three runs in the fifth inning that allowed the Angels to creep within two runs, as Kansas City improved to 5-0 with a 6-4 victory.

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Moose, Salvy power up to lead 5-0 Royals

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered in a five-run fourth inning off Angels ace Jered Weaver as the Royals earned their fifth straight win to open the season, a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

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Royals Minor League report: April 11

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Triple-A Omaha, led by Moises Sierra and prospect Christian Binford, defeated New Orleans, 5-1, on Saturday while Double-A Arkansas won, 8-3.

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Ventura, KC eyeing another sweep of Halos

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Angels southpaw C.J. Wilson, coming off a stellar season debut, will look for continued success against Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura in the series finale on Sunday.

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Moose, Royals wearing HBP bruises as badges

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Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is sporting a Royal blue/deep purple bruise the size of a pineapple on his right leg. In fact, there are bruises on several Royals hitters, the result of an American League-leading seven hit by pitches through four g...

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Cain making Anaheim his second home

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Lorenzo Cain returned to the scene of the crime Friday night. Angel Stadium is where the Royals' outfielder, alongside fellow hit bandits Alex Gordon, Nori Aoki and Jarrod Dyson, began the process of stealing the American League Division Series from th...

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Royals Minor League report: April 10

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Omaha dropped to 1-1 at New Orleans. Veteran Joe Blanton scattered two runs, five hits, a walk and a strikeout over five innings. Matt Fields led the Storm Chasers with three hits, including a double. Orlando Calixte's fifth inning double was his first...

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