| Jul 17, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Jim Thome hit his 596th career home run and Joe Nathan picked up the save for the second day in a row to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Thome's three-run drive off Felipe Paulino soared into the upper...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:56 PM
As temperatures neared 100 and Justin Verlander's pitch count mounted, Jim Leyland thought seriously about replacing his hard-working All-Star.
But with whom?
"No matter where I looked — my bullpen, their bullpen, in the stands — I couldn't...
| Jul 6, 2011
Beltran, not McCutchen?
Juan C. Rodriguez
Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the MLB All-Star Game rosters. Check back for more responses throughout the day and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Juan C. Rodriguez, South Florida Sun Sentinel Among the biggest......
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Melky Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs as the Kansas City Royals tied a team record with 12 extra-base hits and outslugged Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies 16-8 Sunday.
Gonzalez homered and tied a career high with six RBIs. But he...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Despite being 13 games under .500, the Kansas City Royals at least make things interesting.
Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer, Mat Latos won for the first time in four starts and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Monday night.
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:56 AM
Randy Wells was still on the mound at the start of the seventh inning for the Chicago Cubs, even after it appeared he wouldn't make it through the first. Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in Kansas City's four-run...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Chris Getz drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday night, snapping a season-high six game losing streak.
Getz's bouncer was deflected by pitcher Jeff Samardzija (5-4) to...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs, helping Luke Hochevar win for the first time in seven starts, and the Kansas City Royals survived Joakim Soria's shaky ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday.
Soria, reclaiming the closer role he lost May...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Royals manager Ned Yost is keeping a positive attitude when it comes to struggling right-hander Luke
Hochevar. Hochevar dropped his third consecutive decision Saturday night when the Minnesota Twins got to him for six runs in a 7-2 victory over Kansas...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:46 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Anthony Swarzak could be going back to Minnesota's bullpen after picking up his first victory in nearly two years.
Swarzak pitched six effective innings, Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs and the Twins beat the Kansas City...