Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Santiago delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015

Morales’ RBI single in 10th lifts Royals past Angels

Hitting with two outs with runners on base in a key situation doesn’t bother Kendrys Morales. He just focuses on getting a good swing. Morales had an RBI single with two outs in the 10th […]


Matt Shoemaker, Mike Scioscia

Shoemaker gets pounded by Royals as Angels fall, 9-4

Matt Shoemaker kept trying to throw quality pitches. The Royals kept slapping them around the ballpark. By the time the Angels starter was yanked, he had given up six runs and failed to survive the […]


Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver finally solved as Royals beat Angels, 4-1

The Angels’ Jered Weaver had kept the Royals off balance all night with a fastball that never eclipsed 85 mph and some off-speed stuff that frequently dipped into the 60s. Then, Eric Hosmer waited long […]


Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards

Angels rally from late 4-run hole to beat Royals 7-6

C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun each drove in a pair of runs in the ninth inning Thursday night, rallying the Los Angeles Angels past Kansas City and its stout bullpen for a 7-6 victory and […]


Kenley Jansen

Contending teams can never have too many relievers

The Kansas City Royals made it look all so easy in 2014. With their bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, the Royals were almost unbeatable when they had the lead in […]


Mike Trout, Salvador Perez, Yordano Ventura

Angels swept again by Royals

C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels had seen this happen all too often. Wilson was the losing pitcher when the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Angels in the first round […]


Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, left, points to the first base umpire for a call on a swing by Los Angeles Angels' Johnny Giavotella during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Royals remain unbeaten in clash with Angels

Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in […]


Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw allows 1 hit, unearned run for Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had their final outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday. Kershaw, the 2014 National League MVP and Cy […]


Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler (16) beats the tag by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar to steal second during the third inning of Game 3 of baseball's AL Division Series Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Angels lose 8-3 to Royals, get swept out of ALDS

The Los Angeles Angels scored the most runs in baseball this season and, boosted by a high-priced lineup of free-swing power hitters, posted the best record in the majors. None of that mattered when they […]


Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Salvador Perez, left, in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series, in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Run-run-run Royals could knock out mighty Angels

The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team quickly endearing itself to baseball purists, is proving small ball works on the game’s biggest stage. After a wild win over Oakland in its first playoff game […]