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8/22/2016 | Hader, Hansen among top prospect performers Sunday

Finding success at the Triple-A level hasn't come easily for Josh Hader. At least not until Sunday night, when the Brewers' No. 4 prospect set a career high by striking out 12 hitters in six scoreless innings to pace Colorado Springs in a 6-0 shutout of Round Rock.


8/22/2016 | Late-season charges nothing new to Royals

On Aug. 5, the Royals dropped their third straight game, falling, 4-3, to the Blue Jays. At that point, the 2015 World Series champions were just 51-58 and sat 11 games back of the first-place Indians and 9 1/2 games back of an American League Wild Card spot. Any hopes of a playoff run seemed to be dwindling. But marginal odds have never stopped the Royals before.


8/21/2016 | Starter kit: KC rides rotation back into contention

It's not just that the Kansas City bullpen may again be the best in baseball, or that the Royals are playing the kind of take-your-breath-away defense that helped get them to the World Series the last two seasons. Been there, done that.


8/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Alvarez aims to extend hitless streak

Dodgers No. 6 prospect Yadier Alvarez is set to start for Class A Great Lakes against Fort Wayne at 7:05 p.m. ET.


8/21/2016 | Duffy appreciates Royals' defense stepping up

With two on and none out in the second inning, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was in danger of letting the game get away from him.


8/21/2016 | Minor exits rehab start with shoulder stiffness

Royals left-hander Mike Minor left a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Friday with what club officials described as "shoulder stiffness."


8/21/2016 | Ventura, Royals looking to keep rolling against Marlins

The Royals are rolling. Fresh off their fifth straight series win, the 2015 World Series champions have won eight in a row to gain ground in the postseason race. And next up, is a three-game set starting on Tuesday at Marlins Park.


8/21/2016 | Better 8 than never: KC streaks into race

The Royals continue to ride dominating starting pitching with their seventh quality start in their last eight games.


8/20/2016 | Kennedy firmly in control for KC once again

Ian Kennedy continued his recent string of dominant outings in a 10-0 win over the Twins on Saturday, pitching eight shutout innings and giving up only four hits.


8/20/2016 | KC's Duffy, Twins' Santana square off in series finale

Danny Duffy will take the mound on Sunday for Kansas City's series finale against the Twins, looking to pitch in a win for an 11th straight outing. He'll be opposed by former Royal Ervin Santana, who has allowed just two runs in 13 1/3 innings in August.


8/20/2016 | 7th-winning stretch: KC on a roll, in the mix

The Royals, after a miserable 7-19 July that plummeted them seemingly out of contention, suddenly can do no wrong in August. Behind Alex Gordon's two home runs and yet another dominant performance by right-hander Ian Kennedy, the Royals thumped the Twins, 10-0, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.


8/20/2016 | Fresh 'pen allows for KC's success in extras

With Wade Davis sidelined, the Royals are missing a huge piece of their bullpen. The starters have done their part to make up for it, thus leaving the bullpen fresh when called upon for the three extra-inning games the team has played since the start of the month.


8/20/2016 | Strahm leads flawless effort from Royals' 'pen

The Royals have already counted on left-hander Matt Strahm to get them through several different situations this year. Friday's game, which spilled over in to Saturday, was another new experience for the rookie.


8/19/2016 | Twins and Royals delayed in 5th due to rain

The Royals-Twins game on Friday night went into a rain delay at 8:41 p.m. CT.


8/19/2016 | Gee repays Yost's faith in win over Twins

Before right-hander Dillon Gee took the mound for his start on Thursday, Royals manager Ned Yost proclaimed his faith in the right-hander, despite the team's 2-7 record in his first nine starts.


8/19/2016 | Kopech, Rodgers among top prospect performers Thursday

The strikeouts just keep on coming for Red Sox No. 5 prospect Michael Kopech. After setting a career high with 11 strikeouts in his last outing, Kopech matched that number in six innings with Double-A Salem on Thursday.


8/18/2016 | Gordon back to form with big blast for Royals

After finishing July with a .206 average, things only appeared to be getting worse for Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. He fared no better in his first seven games of August, managing just three hits in 24 at-bats, as his average dipped below .200 and stayed there for two straight games for the first time since April.


8/18/2016 | Royals rely on eagle-eye replay guy Duplissea

On Sunday, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier led off with a sharp grounder that Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert grabbed on a dive.


8/18/2016 | Royals' Rally Mantis II is enjoying new home

The Rally Mantis saga doesn't appear to be coming to an end any time soon.


8/18/2016 | Berrios looking to get on track in clash with Royals

Two pitchers searching for consistency will meet on Friday, when Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez squares off against Twins righty Jose Berrios at Kauffman Stadium.


8/18/2016 | Gordon's slam lifts Royals to 5th straight win

Alex Gordon blasted a grand slam to cap a five-run fourth inning that powered the Royals to an 8-1 win over the Twins on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.


8/17/2016 | O'Hearn impresses with two homers, six RBIs

Ryan O'Hearn made his presence felt early in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 11-6 win over Corpus Christi on Wednesday.


8/17/2016 | Hosmer's resurgence coinciding with Royals' push

Eric Hosmer basically did it all for the Royals offensively in a pulsating 4-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night that secured a three-game sweep.


8/17/2016 | Hosmer the spark as KC caps sweep at Detroit

Eric Hosmer, not satisfied with breaking up Anibal Sanchez's bids for a perfect game and later a no-hitter, dealt Detroit a decisive blow with a tiebreaking two-run home run in the ninth, sending Kansas City to a 4-1 win on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The win handed the Royals their first sweep of the Tigers in Detroit since 2008.


8/17/2016 | Scene shifts to Kauffman for Twins-KC rematch

Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey and Royals right-hander Dillon Gee are set for a rematch when the two clubs begin a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium at 7:15 p.m. CT on Thursday.




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