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Facing Indians, Vargas has been stingy of late


Left-hander Jason Vargas, in his four starts for the Royals, has been the model of efficiency. He's thrown at least seven innings in each outing and his 1.24 ERA was third in the American League. His mound opponent on Wednesday night, Indians right-han... Read More »

KC’s Ventura elevating already-impressive staff


Before the start of the season, you could have confidently predicted that the pitching staff of the Kansas City Royals would be one of the best in the American League. Now, it can be safely suggested that the Royals' pitching may be even better than ex... Read More »

Myers-Shields trade rare deal that helps both clubs


The trade that helped both teams is generally more rhetoric than reality. Most trades produce two things: one winner and one loser. But at Kauffman Stadium this week we have an example of a trade that really did help both clubs. This trade was so good ... Read More »

Royals prepping for Tigers’ new speed game


The word around Detroit is that the 2014 Tigers are switching to speed and athleticism as opposed to the old power and mayhem in their offense. The Tigers stole all of 35 bases last year, last in the American League, while the Royals had a league-high ... Read More »