By the time September rolled around, it became a question of when, not if, MLB’s 17-year-old collective single-season dinger record was going to fall. The record-breaking home run came in the eighth inning of tonight’s game between the Royals and Blue Jays, as Alex Gordon smashed the 5,694th dong to break the mark set…
Like they have in every game for more than three weeks now, Cleveland won tonight. With an extra-innings walk-off victory, they became the first team to win 22 consecutive games in more than a century.
Poor Mikie Mahtook. Yesterday he swatted a loose ball over the outfield wall, creating one of the oddest, most hilarious dingers you will ever see. Today his own dinger, inches away from glory, was ripped back into the field of play by Royals outfielder Alex Gordon:
Royals GM Dayton Moore held a press conference this afternoon to discuss how the organization is handling pitcher Danny Duffy’s DUI arrest Sunday, and at one point jumped from talking about DUIs to discussing a link between watching porn and domestic abuse.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was arrested under suspicion of DUI Sunday 7:30 p.m. in Overland Park, Kansas, according to a Overland Park police spokesperson.
Last Thursday, the Royals sat just a half-game out of the American League’s crowded wild card race. They have played four games since, and they have not scored a run in any of them.
One thing Lorenzo Cain understands that big mashing goons like Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper still haven’t mastered with all their grotesque and gratuitous moonshots is the precision and understated majesty of the, umm, short ball:
Eric Hosmer was an invincible monster on Wednesday night. In a 16-2 drubbing of the failing Detroit Tigers, Hosmer provided five runs, five hits, and six RBI, most of which came from a demoralizing seventh-inning grand slam that stretched the lead out to 13-1. He even stole a base for only the fifth time all year. And…
With the scored tied at three in the bottom of the ninth, Rangers reliever Jason Grilli was in a bases-loaded, two-out jam. If he could get Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain out, the Rangers would escape to extra innings and keep their hopes at winning the game alive. Grilli got Cain to hit a catchable ball into right…
Last year, Kevin Kiermaier hit .246 with 12 homers—nothing stellar—but he won a Gold Glove for his second consecutive season and anchored the Tampa Bay Rays’ outfield defense. He has quite a hole to dig himself out of if he wants to repeat for 2017.
Lorenzo Cain came up in the top of the third last night with a man on second base. He singled to center, and Alcides Escobar scored. But thanks to his speed and a misplay by Kevin Kiermaier, he ended up circling the bases on his single up the middle.
TMZ obtained this video, from Tuesday night’s home loss to the Giants, of a man in a Royals shirsey absolutely decking a woman.
The Royals played their first home game today since 25-year-old starting pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a January car crash in his native Dominican Republic.
The Royals’ backup catcher crushed the Royals’ starting catcher in a play at the plate tonight. In the bottom of the ninth of the World Baseball Classic game in Mexico, Drew Butera, playing for Team Italy, collided with Salvador Pérez, guarding home for Team Venezuela, as he tried to score the winning run.
Three weeks ago, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the fate of the $20 million left on Yordano Ventura’s contract would depend on whether he was legally drunk when he died in a car crash last month. A clause in the Kansas City Royals pitcher’s contract noted that payment would be invalidated if he died or was…
It feels almost meaningless to discuss the money still remaining on the contract of Yordano Ventura, the 25-year-old Royals pitcher who was killed in a one-car crash early Sunday in his native Dominican Republic. But it’s obviously not meaningless to his family, which would be in line to receive the money—pending the…
Something worth revisiting after the death of Yordano Ventura this morning—the Kansas City Star’s 2015 series “Becoming Yordano,” which followed the pitcher home to the Dominican Republic and traced his background from his childhood small town to the Royals Academy in Santo Domingo.
It’s good to be Ben Zobrist. After leaving Tampa, where he put in nine productive seasons, he’s now a back-to-back World Series champion, helping bring championships to both the Royals and the Cubs, two midwestern teams with disparate, but notable droughts. Oh, and he delivered the decisive hit to make the Cubs World…