| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Heading into his team's day-night doubleheader against Kansas City, one of Ron Gardenhire's top priorities was protecting Minnesota's taxed bullpen.
Scott Diamond and Cole De Vries eased their manager's concerns.
Diamond began the day...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 15th inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Betancourt had put the Royals ahead in the 14th with an RBI double but closer Jonathan...
| May 26, 2012
| 7:26 PM
The hit that turned the tables on the Orioles on Saturday evening was one that reliever Darren O'Day had never seen in his two-decade-long baseball career. It opened the door for a young Kansas City Royals team that needed just that opportunity against an...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Amid all the buzz about Adam Jones' possible contract extension today, there's still a game tonight at Camden Yards. The Orioles are hosting the Royals for the first game of this weekend's three-game series.
There's still very little that's official...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.
Butler homered to left-center in the third with Alcides Escobar aboard. Butler also drove in...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Behind the black metal doors leading into the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, Orioles players bobbed their heads to the bass-thumping music that filled the room Thursday afternoon. Travel bags in front of each player's locker, the Orioles were...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:40 PM
Adam Jones stepped up the plate for his seventh at-bat Wednesday night with the voices of the hecklers around home plate ringing in his ears. With Kauffman Stadium emptied out from 15 innings of baseball, he could hear the Royals fans reminding him of his...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The Kansas City Royals lost their starting pitcher in the first inning and were in the middle of a listless day at the plate before pinch-hitter Johnny Giavotella turned it all around with one big swing.
Giavotella hit a two-run double off Matt...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 2:39 AM
Ned Yost certainly loved the fight that the Kansas City Royals showed Saturday night.
If only they could have managed one more run.
After watching the Royals rally from a seven-run deficit to force extra innings, the Indians' Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the disabled list with a left groin strain, taking him out of the lineup as the team returns to Kansas City for its home opener.
Cain hurt the groin when he bumped into the wall while chasing a flyball...