Danny Duffy and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Kansas City Royals hold off the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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The Royals have activated catcher Salvador Perez from the 10-day DL.
Royals reinstate Orlando, option him to Triple-A
The Royals reinstated OF Paulo Orlando (shin) from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City also recalled RHP Miguel Almonte and put him on the 60-day DL (rotator cuff).
Eight teams are battling for the last playoff spot in the AL. Here are reasons to care about each, including L.A. and Texas, who face off tonight.
Sunday's longest home runs
Kevin Kiermaier came out with a bang in just his third game off the DL, pacing the competition with a 443-foot leadoff home run. Jesus Aguilar hit a blast that traveled over 440 feet for the second day in a row, while Cheslor Cuthbert's homer was his second of the season and first since April 8.
Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three runs, Alcides Escobar also had three RBI and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Royals are currently rotating between two poor defenders in right field, but the usual strong play of Alex Gordon in left and Lorenzo Cain in center is helping offset that.
Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night.
Not since Steve Balboni has a Kansas City slugger hit 36 homers -- a total that remains the Royals' franchise mark ... for now. Wait, who's Steve Balboni? Exactly.
Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle Friday night, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Kansas City Royals 10-1 in the opener of their three-game series.
Eric Hosmer is intriguing as one of the youngest players in this free-agent class. The three-time Gold Glove winner is setting career highs in all three "slash" categories, home runs and extra-base hits.
Kansas City Royals right-hander Joakim Soria has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the team announced Friday.
Royals Director of Pro Scouting Gene Watson talks to Pedro Gomez about the issues of young players coming up recently without being as well rounded as they used to be, what he values in prospects and more.
Alex Gordon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth after Oakland tied it in the bottom of the eighth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics 7-6 on Wednesday.
Year of the long ball
MLB fans have been treated to a season full of hitters showing off their power at the plate. The influx of home runs has put the Astros, Nationals and a few other teams on pace to shatter their respective franchise records for HRs hit in a single season.
Matt Joyce hit a three-run double to cap a six-run eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Kansas City Royals 10-8 on Tuesday night.
Cam Gallagher hit a grand slam for his first career home run and second big league hit, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Monday night.
Royals recall Junis, option McCarthy
The Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Jake Junis from Triple-A Omaha on Monday and optioned RHP Kevin McCarthy to Omaha in a corresponding move.
The Royals have really struggled in August despite Melky Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas all hitting well. The problem is that no one else on the team has been good.
The second baseman's performance in Sunday's rout of the White Sox proves the notion Kansas City needed to tear down its roster might have been wrong.
ESPN Stats and Information's Mark Simon examines the wild-card chances for the Rays, Twins, Angels, Orioles, Royals and Mariners.
Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Kansas City Royals pounded the Chicago White Sox 14-6 on Sunday.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
The Royals' weekend teetered on the brink of disaster but after a 14-6 romp over the White Sox on Sunday, Kansas City heads for O'Hare International Airport in a much cheerier mood than they might have. Whit Merrifield drove in five runs and finished a double shy of the cycle to lead KC's 16-hit attack. The Royals took two of three in Chicago, taking Saturday's game 5-4 when Melky Cabrera hit a clutch two-run homer as KC snapped a five-game skid. Ned Yost hoped the comeback might spark his club and if Sunday's outburst was any evidence, it has. Now back over the .500 mark, the Royals head for Oakland to play the A's.