The Royals trailed by two runs when they scored eight times in the sixth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-4 on Sunday night in Boston. Raul Mondesi’s bases-loaded triple was the big blow in the inning as Kansas City clinched another series victory and prolonged its wild August surge.
Before he was a relief pitcher with Kansas City, Moylan spent his early 20s working as a day laborer and pharmaceutical sales rep in his native Australia. A decade after his debut, his road to the big leagues still defies description.
Just 24 hours after finishing off a series victory in Miami, the Royals (67-61) arrived at Fenway Park and won for a 16th time in 19 games. Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon each crushed homers over the green monster in the top of the first.
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had set a season strikeout record and tamed the Royals with a series of timely escapes as Miami beat Kansas City 3-0 on Wednesday night, ending the Royals’ winning streak at nine games. The Kansas City offense failed to capitalize on three scoring opportunities — one early and two late.
On the first night of a six-game road trip, the Royals edged the Marlins in Miami. As starter Yordano Ventura tossed six scoreless innings, Kansas City stretched its winning streak to nine games and improved to 14-2 since Aug. 6.
Danny Duffy won his 10th straight decision, and Eric Hosmer recorded a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the sixth as the Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium to sweep the four-game series.
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has been on quite a roll lately, strong enough to become a dark horse Cy Young candidate in the American League. Here’s how he turned into a homegrown ace this season after struggling.
The Royals on Saturday continued their dominance over the Minnesota Twins, rolling to a 10-0 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Alex Gordon finished 3 for 4 with two solo homers. Ian Kennedy logged eight scoreless innings as the pitching shimmered again.
The Royals finally break through at 2:15 a.m. for the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Minnesota at Kauffman Stadium, gaining one game in the AL Wild Card race. The game was delayed for three hours with the score tied 4-4 because of rain.
Alex Gordon hit a grand slam in the fourth inning of the Royals’ 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. It was the Royals’ fifth straight win, and it put them above .500 for the first time since July 22.
Rally Mantis Jr. is the Royals’ second good-luck charm after the team’s first Rally Mantis died last week in Minnesota. Edinson Volquez and Alcides Escobar were able to capture the second praying mantis with help from a fan in Detroit.
Eric Hosmer finished 2 for 3, breaking up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hitter in the seventh and delivering a decisive two-run shot in a three-run ninth inning as the Royals beat the Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday night in Detroit. The Royals climbed back to .500 after finishing 5-1 over a six-game road trip.
For now, the Kansas City Royals are doing their part to stay in the postseason race. Tuesday night in Detroit, they took down the Tigers 6-1, improving to 10-5 in August and 4-1 on a six-game road trip. Left-hander Danny Duffy tossed another gem, and the offense popped four homers, including three solo shots against Detroit ace Justin Verlander.
In the final meters of a race in Rio, sprinter Shaunae Miller had edged American Allyson Felix with a dive across the finish line. The image of Miller, sprawled out parallel to the track, her hands stretched out, was reminiscent of a baseball player sliding head first into a base. The Royals’ Hosmer and his friends viewed it as a measure of vindication.
Manager Ned Yost says closer Wade Davis will likely return to Royals before September. Davis went on the disabled list on July 31 — retroactive to July 28 — after suffering a flexor strain in his right forearm.
Raul Mondesi is a 21-year-old rookie with an offensive game that could be described as a work in progress. Some days are better than others. But since being called up from Class AAA Omaha in July, he has shown a deft ability to bunt.