Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Monday.
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Rookie right-hander Lucas Giolito pitched seven strong innings and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs with his 18th homer and a double to lead the Chicago White Sox past the fading Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Sunday.
A young boy avoided serious injury after a foul liner hit him during the Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox game.
Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive.
Ned Yost says he plans to return for 2018, the final season on his contract and his ninth with the Royals. Yost has the most wins among Kansas City managers with 624.
Matt Davidson drove in three runs with his 26th homer and a double, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run drive and the Chicago White Sox overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Friday night.
Jason Vargas and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera had three hits and the game's only RBI and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Thursday night.
If you can mention Bye Bye Balboni, you have to do it. Mike Moustakas broke Steve Balboni's franchise record for homers in a season Wednesday, but it was a grind getting to the record-setting blast.
Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Steve Balboni's Royals record, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected and Kansas City routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
One of the most cherished team record in sports was broken tonight. That's right, Steve Balboni's Royals record of 36 home runs in a season, set back in the World Series year of 1985, is no more. Mike Moustakas hit his 37th -- his first since September 1 and just his second since August 15 -- to finally pass up Balboni. May the man they called Bye Bye Balboni forever remain a Royals legend.
Can the Twins hold off the Angels?
The Yankees are all but locked into a wild-card spot, while the Twins have a significant advantage over the Angels despite losing four of five. The Rangers' two-game win streak is probably too little, too late, while losing streaks by the Mariners (four games) and Royals (three) have just about sunk them.
Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action, including a new single-season HR record courtesy of Alex Gordon, another extra-innings affair for the Red Sox and more.
There's a new MLB record for home runs in a season, and the record-setter came from a surprising source in Alex Gordon.
Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings to win for the first time in six starts, Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Tuesday night.
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Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th HR in MLB this season. That sets an MLB record for HR in a season, breaking the mark previously set in 2000.
Hosmer will be far and away the best option at his position this winter, but there will be many, many other first-base types available if teams choose to shy away from the 27-year-old's asking price.
If all you knew about this year's free agents was their 2017 stat line, you'd expect Hosmer to earn a large payday fairly easily. But a couple of "buts" stand out for the first baseman.
Corey Kluber pushed to the front of the Cy Young race with another dominant start and Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians celebrated a division title and edged the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Sunday.
Francisco Lindor hit an RBI double and the Indians bounced back after having their record streak stopped at 22 to beat the Royals 8-4 before later clinching the AL Central title with the Twins' loss to the Blue Jays.
The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Standing ovation for the Cleveland Indians as their historic consecutive wins streak ends at 22 games, a new AL record.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Yes, Francisco Lindor is at the plate, once again, bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, with Indians down by one run.