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  • Royals unsure whether Hosmer will return this year

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost wants first baseman Eric Hosmer back sooner than later but not sooner than it needs to be. The risk of re-injuring or aggravating...
  • Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 8: Adds Angels-A's, Dodgers, Mets ... FINAL Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout TORONTO -- Drew Smyly pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and Evan Longoria drove in three runs with a...
  • Royals' rookie Ventura gets 10th win

    The Sports Xchange By John Henry, The Sports Xchange Royals' rookie Ventura gets 10th win ARLINGTON, Texas -- Two Yordano Venturas appeared on Friday and combined they were more than good enough for the Kansas City Royals to win again. First baseman...
  • Yordano Ventura tames Rangers as Royals win, 6-3

    ARLINGTON, Texas The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a mixture of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the...
  • Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?

    Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?
    Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification. There...
  • Royals path to playoffs lacks significant roadblocks

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH DENVER -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost prefers not to look to far ahead and, instead, focus on the game his team is playing a particular day rather than attempt to size up the...
  • McBride's slam lifts Rockies past Royals

    McBride's slam lifts Rockies past Royals DENVER -- Matt McBride returned to the Colorado Rockies shortly before the start of Tuesday's game, made his first start Wednesday and seized the opportunity with one memorable swing. The first baseman hit a...
  • Danny Duffy falters, gives up grand slam in Royals' 5-2 loss to Rockies

    DENVER An orderly evening crumbled around Danny Duffy in Wednesday's sixth inning, and he found himself swept away by the onrushing debris. The sequence cost the Royals a game in a 5-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies, reminded of Duffy's ongoing maturation...
  • Royals continue to roll

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH DENVER -- The Kansas City Royals won for the 22nd time in 27 games, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-4. The Royals scored all their runs with two outs, including three-run rallies in...
  • Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies

    The Sports Xchange By Jack Etkin, The Sports Xchange Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies DENVER -- Omar Infante provided Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost with a nice 60th birthday present. The second baseman keyed two late two-out...
  • Omar Infante comes through as Royals streak past Rockies 7-4

    DENVER On the plane ride into Colorado, as Monday evening segued into Tuesday morning, Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday. His team arrived at their hotel at 2 a.m. He awoke the next morning still the steward of a first-place club, a manager suddenly...
  • Butler thriving since taking over at first base

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler had seemingly settled into a nice career as a DH with the Royals. That is, until late July, when first baseman...