Kansas City Royals News
The Angels look to extended their winning streak to eight by completing a four-game sweep in Kansas City on Sunday, with starter Jerome Williams opposing the Royals' Wade Davis.
When the Angels administered a 7-0 thumping on Saturday afternoon, the Royals' countdown included four straight losses and 15 in the Royals' last 19 games.
Royals second baseman Chris Getz was ejected from Saturday's game against the Angels in the wake of a close play at first base. Getz was called out by umpire Marty Foster to complete a double play that ended the fifth inning.
Royals Minor League report: May 24.
Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland will be out of the staff rotation for a couple of days as he returns to his Florida home to attend his daughter's confirmation.
Danny Duffy, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June 13, will start his Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday. Duffy will pitch four innings for Northwest Arkansas in San Antonio.
Center fielder Jarrod Dyson said Saturday his recovery from a high ankle sprain is progressing well. Dyson was injured May 15 against the Angels when he scaled the outfield wall attempting to grab a Mike Trout home run.
Salvador Perez returned to his home in Valencia, Venezuela, on Saturday after learning of the death of his maternal grandmother. He'll be placed on the bereavement list on Sunday and can remain there for three to seven days.
Manager Ned Yost has admiration for veteran Miguel Tejada's contributions off the Royals' bench, but he has no immediate plans to use him more at third base.
With the support of Kansas City Power & Light, Royals ace James Shields will host 250 foster children and their families in the "Big Game James Section" over five games this season at Kauffman Stadium.
A lively, nostalgic and moving tribute to the late Royals broadcaster Fred White is now posted in the video corner on Royals.com. The 2 1/2-minute video features White's play-by-play calls, including George Brett's 3,000th hit and his postseason home run off Yankees reliever Goose Gossage in the 1980 ALCS.
Chris Getz is quickly warming up to his new responsibilities as the Royals' leadoff hitter. Going into Friday night's game, his third consecutive start as leadoff man, Getz had reached base five times in nine plate appearances as the No. 1 batter.
The Royals are doing their part to help residents of Moore, Okla., who were affected by the tornado on Monday. Royals Charities donated $10,000 to Heart to Heart International, an emergency response organization based in Olathe, Kan.
Leadoff man Chris Getz had an RBI single and sparkled on defense, but a disputed stolen base fueled a decisive seventh inning as the Royals dropped a 5-2 decision to the Angels on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals Minor League report: May 23.
Reliever Kelvin Herrera, who has had rough going this season, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Louis Coleman, another right-hander, was recalled to take his bullpen spot.
After a 17-10 start, the Royals' lack of hitting has dropped them below .500, but they are still third in the AL in team ERA. If the offense performs at just an adequate level, this will be a winning team by season's end.
Ervin Santana's bid for career win 100 was thwarted by his former club on Thursday night, as four Angels homers spoiled an otherwise solid effort over 7 2/3 innings at Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals took a 5-4 loss in the series opener.
A 14-year-old girl was dancing in the stands between innings at the Royals' game on Thursday night when she fainted. A nearby K-Crew member was able to perform CPR, according to Mike Swanson, Royals vice president of communications and broadcasting.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Angels but is still recovering from the right hip bruise that kept him out of the previous two games.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas finished the recent road trip 2-for-32, but manager Ned Yost has not lost faith in his hitting.
Royals ace James Shields leads the league in innings pitched and is tied for sixth in strikeouts, but his success on the mound has not been translating to wins. His record dropped to 2-5 after the Royals lost two in Houston.
Second baseman Chris Getz hit out of the leadoff spot for the second straight night on Thursday against the Angels, as the Royals search for a catalyst to spark their offense.
Royals Minor League report: May 22.
The Royals lost by a 3-1 margin to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, dropping the three-game series after enduring yet another narrow loss.
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas and Houston's Matt Dominguez went out to a pizza place for dinner after Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park.
After suffering a leg bruise in Monday night's game, Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez took off a second day in a row Wednesday against the Houston Astros.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost believes in giving his players a day off here and there, partly to get more people in the games. It certainly worked well this week in Houston.
Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a walk Tuesday night at Houston, raising his average to .352, one point behind Tampa Bay's James Loney for second in the American League heading into Wednesday night's game.
Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the Joplin, Mo., tornado, and thanks to the efforts of Major League Baseball and its two Missouri teams -- the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals -- 10 families now have a new place to call home.