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  1. VIDEO: Royals utilize speed for walk-off win against White Sox; keep pace with Tigers

    Sep 16, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore proved to be the difference in a thrilling win for Kansas City.

  2. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, “M-V-P, M-V-P,” which is fascinating on so many levels.

  3. Royals might actually know what they are doing

    Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!

  5. Empty Yesterday: Kansas City’s trade deadline day

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.

  6. Ryan Raburn: you are not supposed to spike the baseball, dude

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Ryan Raburn is gonna be buying Corey Kluber steaks for the foreseeable future.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  9. Back to the Future

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    For a minute, it’s 1985, and the Royals are in first place. Savor this moment.

  10. Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  11. Dale Sveum offers his theory on the Royals’ hitting woes

    May 30, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Dale Sveum

    New Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum offers up a theory on the team’s offensive futility.

  12. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    There is no word for “lose” in Masahiro Tanaka’s vocabulary. It’s not even a translation thing. There is no “lose” in his Japanese or his English. He’s just a giant bag of win and dominance and stuff.

  13. Royals are sticking with Mike Moustakas and his .147 batting average

    May 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting .147 through 32 games, leading to speculation that he could be demoted back to the minors, but manager Ned Yost made it very clear yesterday that won’t be happening.

  14. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Mike Moustakas, the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2007 draft, could find himself back in Triple-A as he is entering his fourth season with very little offensive success.

  15. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT

    Julio Teheran

    Lots of shutouts yesterday. Including one that was the Platonic Ideal of a baseball game. At least if you have taste and stuff.

  17. Mike Moustakas and the meaninglessness of spring training

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Every year lots of people act like spring training numbers mean something and every year they don’t. I guess there’s really no way of avoiding it, since everyone is so excited to have any kind of baseball to watch again after a long winter that they latch onto some random 20-game sample against varying degrees of competition.

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  19. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  20. Omar Infante cleared for Opening Day despite battling elbow, shoulder problems all spring

    Mar 30, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star has the update … Omar Infante still feels a pinch in his right elbow when he swings and throws, but he said he is good to go. The 25-man roster is set. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 30, 2014 Infante also dealt with some right shoulder inflammation early…

  21. 2014 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? Kansas City made a big jump…

  22. Mike Moustakas almost has an offseason BINGO

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    We already heard that Mike Moustakas has lost weight and may be in the Best Shape of His Life. Now we hear that he’s been working on his swing, trying to learn to take the ball the other way. Use that third base/left field side. Good for him! Hope he improves because a productive Mike…

  23. Mike Moustakas is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 27, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Provisionally anyway. No actual declaration by Moustakas, but he is a strong candidate for BSHOL status during spring training: Take it for what it’s worth, but Mike Moustakas is in Arizona, and I hear he looks in good shape. Lost weight, good muscle tone, etc. — Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) January 27, 2014 Of course, the…

  24. Royals have no interest in platooning Mike Moustakas

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Since earning a promotion to the big leagues in June 2011, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has compiled a meager .606 OPS against left-handed pitching. In 2013, his third season in the Majors, he finished with a .546 OPS against southpaws. So when the Royals acquired infielder Danny Valencia — author of a career .879…

  25. Orioles trade Danny Valencia to Royals for David Lough

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Chris Davis Getty

    Kansas City and Baltimore swapped role players, with the Orioles sending third baseman/first baseman Danny Valencia to the Royals for outfielder David Lough. Valencia was overmatched as a regular for the Twins, but has found a good niche as a part-timer used mostly versus left-handed pitching. He hit .304 with eight homers and an .888…

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