Kansas City Royals

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 […]


Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun watches his base hit against the Kansas City Royals during the 10th inning of Game 1 of baseball's AL Division Series in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels’ bats weak in 3-2 loss to Royals in ALDS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout couldn’t get a hit in his playoff debut for the Los Angeles Angels, even with two extra innings to do it. Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Howie Kendrick and Erick […]


Bert McMenamim paints a postseason logo on the field before batting practice in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The Los Angeles Angels play Game 1 of the best-of-five AL division series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A capsule look at Royals-Angels playoff series

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels: Big Picture: Royals: After ending a 29-year postseason drought, the Royals continued their winning ways in the […]


Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante (14) and Alcides Escobar (2) are congratulated at the end of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Royals won 6-2. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV […]


Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer is greeted in the dugout after scoring from third on a single by teammate Lorenzo Cain during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop […]


Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar jumps over Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila on a force out during the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was […]