Trailing by six runs entering the bottom of the ninth inning, having just watched the reigning World Series MVP leave the game with a scary injury, the Royals pulled off an epic comeback that defied all description on Saturday afternoon, beating the Chicago White Sox 8-7 at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals on Saturday activated Chris Young, sending the lanky right-hander to the bullpen after a stay on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the club optioned left-hander Brian Flynn to Class AAA Omaha.
The Royals defeated the White Sox 7-5 on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium in the series opener. Danny Duffy retired the first 16 hitters before the Sox took a 5-1 lead. But the Royals rallied behind Eric Hosmer to improvr to 25-22.
Ned Yost has been in professional baseball for more than 40 years and says he’s never seen anything like the collision between Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas. Now, the Royals must find a way to move on.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, manager Ned Yost said Thursday. Moustakas hasn’t played since Sunday, when he collided with outfielder Alex Gordon.
The Royals, 24-22, finished a six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark, clinching a fourth straight series victory Tuesday night. But they could not complete a sweep against the worst team in baseball, losing to the Twins for the first time in six contests this season.
Lorenzo Cain and the Royals’ offense spent another nine innings getting healthy against a beleaguered Minnesota Twins pitching staff. The Royals took to a 7-4 decision inside a quiet and dazed Target Field. Cain smashed four hits, matching a career high.
Royals right-hander Chris Young is set to throw a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday or Friday, the next step in his recovery from a low-grade strain in his right forearm. Meanwhile, Mike Moustakas, who is nursing a bruised knee, again was out of the Royals’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins.
The Royals lost a baseball game Sunday afternoon, falling 3-2 to the White Sox in a series finale in Chicago. Alex Gordon left the game in the eighth inning after an ugly collision with third baseman Mike Moustakas in the bottom of the seventh. Gordon suffered only a sprained wrist and passed a concussion test. He is listed day to day.
On Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field, Danny Duffy made his second start since re-joining the starting rotation, worked around a built-in pitch count, and put the Royals in position for a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
The Kansas City Royals could not break White Sox starter Jose Quintana’s facade for five innings. Then came a crack, and the Royals took back some control in the American League Central with a 4-1 victory Friday night.
After nearly six full years in the Royals’ organization, utility player Whit Merrifield, 27, was finally summoned to the major leagues, joining the Royals on Wednesday afternoon after the opening game of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.
In the opener of a split doubleheader, the bows went to Jarrod Dyson, who came up with huge plays late in the Kansas City Royals’ 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. The Royals dropped game two 5-2, preventing a sweep.
Paulo Orlando needed seven games to record five triples upon his major-league debut last season. The first this season came in his 18th game. So did his first home run. Batting from the No. 9 spot, Orlando had one of the best games of his two-year major-league career with four RBIs in the Royals’ 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium
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