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Erik Kratz

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  • Perez exits with knee pain, backup Kratz homers twice in Royals' 6-1 win over Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS The sequence confirmed the blessed fortune shining on the Royals, even as the events hinted at the organization's darkest fear. In the seventh inning of a 6-1 victory over Minnesota, Salvador Perez stood inside the dugout with his shirt...
  • Kratz belts two homers to lead Royals past Twins

    Kratz belts two homers to lead Royals past Twins MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz's first two-homer game in the big leagues was certainly unexpected. It ended up being crucial. Kratz, who didn't enter the game until the seventh...
  • Royals 6, Twins 4

    The Sports Xchange By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange Royals 6, Twins 4 MINNEAPOLIS -- Backed by seven innings of one-run pitching from left-hander Jason Vargas, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Monday night at Target Field. The...
  • Royals embark on winnable road trip

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals open a nine-game 10-day road trip on Friday, but it is anything but a death march for a playoff contending team. EHarmony could not have...
  • Rolling Royals win again, top Oakland A's 7-3

    KANSAS CITY Throughout the wild ride to the top of the American League Central, the Royals have been front-runners, rarely accessing an extra gear to overcome a deficit. The pitching has overwhelmed opponents, and they've generated enough power and...
  • Royals stay hot, rally past A's

    Royals stay hot, rally past A's KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics had the Kansas City Royals on the ropes in the sixth inning, but could not put them away. Right fielder Nori Aoki's two-run triple in the seventh inning put the Kansas City...
  • Rolling Royals win again, top A's 7-3

    With his speed, Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson can giveth and taketh away about as fast as anybody in baseball. So it was Thursday. In the span of two innings, Dyson lost a ball in the sun that cost the Royals a lead, and sliced a run scoring...
  • Royals load up for stretch run

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have added veterans designated hitter-outfielder Raul Ibanez, designated hitter-outfielder Josh Willingham, right-handed pitcher Jason...
  • Warm welcome for Willingham

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh Willingham received a Kauffman Stadium standing ovation after his first Royals at-bat -- a double to the left-field corner in the second inning Tuesday...
  • Royals confident Willingham will elevate offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adding another bat for the stretch run, the Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder/designated hitter Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins on Monday for...
  • Royals focused on winning division

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals are in control of their playoff destiny after winning five of six on a trip to Oakland and Arizona and beating San Francisco at home on Friday. They...
  • Royals 4, Giants 2

    The Sports Xchange Royals 4, Giants 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First baseman Billy Butler drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals' shutdown bullpen threw four scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. The...