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8/24/2016 | Gee's start heads south in Marlins' 3-run 6th

Royals starter Dillon Gee was nearly flawless through 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday night before surrendering four consecutive hits that led to a decisive three-run sixth inning in a 3-0 loss to the Marlins that forced a rubber game on Thursday and ended the Royals' win streak at nine.


8/24/2016 | Davis nearing return to Royals' red-hot bullpen

Royals closer Wade Davis, who saved 21 games in 23 opportunities this season before going on the disabled list a second time with a right flexor strain, tested his arm on Wednesday at the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz. Davis logged one scoreless inning, yielding one hit and striking out one for the Surprise Royals in their 4-2 loss to the Indians.


8/24/2016 | Koehler looking to keep rolling in finale with Royals

Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler looks to continue his recent hot streak as he squares off against Royals righty Edinson Volquez on Thursday in the series finale at Marlins Park.


8/24/2016 | Jose shows way as Marlins halt KC's streak

Jose Fernandez put an end to his slump in record fashion on Wednesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out nine in the Marlins' 3-0 victory over the Royals, snapping their nine-game winning streak.


8/23/2016 | Royals' bullpen spotless in setting club mark

It was a record-setting night for the Royals' bullpen as three relievers combined to close out a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night in the series opener at Marlins Park.


8/23/2016 | Hosmer happy to return to South Florida roots

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer's roots run deep in South Florida. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 Draft out of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., Hosmer developed his skills in the Miami area, where his father, Mike, was a firefighter for 29 years.


8/23/2016 | Fernandez looking to bounce back against Gee, Royals

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will start on Wednesday in the middle game of this series against right-hander Dillon Gee and the Royals at Marlins Park.


8/23/2016 | Ventura flusters Fish; Royals extend streak to 9

The red-hot Royals extended their winning streak to nine games with a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night in an Interleague matchup of Wild Card contenders at Marlins Park.


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.




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