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Royals’ offense lacking charge of home run power

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Frustratingly, the lack of offensive sizzle has not been all-that-uncommon an occurrence for the Royals in these early days of 2014. The sample size is, of course, smallish. And yes, the mere topic of the power outage is a negative one for a Royals tea... Read More »

Home run shortage not a concern for Yost

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It's been a slow go for the Royals in the home run department. Through Monday's games, they ranked last among the 30 Major League teams in homers with six. The Angels led the Majors with 29. Read More »

Dyson slated to platoon in center with Maxwell

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Jarrod Dyson rejoined the Royals on Monday and was in center field against the Indians in the series opener. Dyson missed the home series against the Twins while on bereavement leave. To clear roster space, left-handed pitcher Justin Marks was returned... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 20

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Johnny Giavotella dashed home on a wild pitch in the 10th as Omaha knotted the series at a game apiece. Giavotella was 3-for-4 plus two walks and two runs. He's batting .400 (14-for-35) with Omaha. Read More »

Duffy feeling at home in bullpen

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This bullpen business seems to suit Danny Duffy pretty well. When he helped preserve Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins with two scoreless innings, it gave him a nice set of statistics for his first foray into relief work. In three games, he has thrown ... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 17

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Royals No. 4 prospect Jorge Bonifacio drove in a pair of runs as Double-A Northwest Arkansas scored a season-high 10 runs to snap a 10-game losing streak, and No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi tripled home two runs to lead Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-... Read More »

Moustakas’ first homer of season wins it in 11th

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Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Ma... Read More »

Rotation adjusted due to Chen’s stiff back

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Right-hander James Shields will start for the Royals Thursday night at Houston instead of Bruce Chen, who has a stiff back. Left-hander Jason Vargas will move up a day to pitch Friday night at home against Minnesota with Chen starting Saturday's aftern... Read More »

Maxwell makes first return to Houston

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Whether or not the Justin Maxwell sees the field during Kansas City's three-game set, the outfielder is just happy to be back in the place he called home for nearly two years. Read More »

Power numbers an issue for the Royals so far

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The Royals have hit just one home run in their first 356 at-bats and tallied only 111 total bases during that span. Entering Tuesday's game in Houston, Kansas City's .312 slugging percentage is last in the Majors by 21 points. Read More »

Omaha’s Eibner has career game with nine RBIs

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Brett Eibner, playing for the Royals' Triple-A club at Omaha on Wednesday afternoon, had nine RBIs, as he went 5-for-5 with two home runs in a 20-3 rout of visiting Memphis. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 8

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Bubba Starling hit his first home run at the High-A level, a three-run blast in the fifth, for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Read More »

Yost isn’t worried about Royals’ lack of homers

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The Royals' next home run will be their first of the season. They've gone through their first five games without a home run. That's a franchise record for the most games at the start of a season without a blast. And the Royals are the only team in the ... Read More »

Cheers to Gordon’s bat, glove in home victory

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Up with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning on Friday, Alex Gordon delivered a three-run double to ignite the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox and bring the sellout crowd to its feet. Read More »

Royals, fans excited for Opening Day at The K

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It was gray and chilly at mid-afternoon Friday, but Kansas City greeted its home team with cheers and warmth as the players took the field against the White Sox for the season's first home game. Read More »