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Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.30184133.08
AL Central Division1st1st2nd1st
American League 1st3rd6th2nd
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A. Gordon
P. Orlando
J. Dyson
J. Dyson
L. Cain
P. Orlando
L. Cain
J. Dyson
M. Moustakas
C. Colon
A. Escobar
C. Colon
Rotation
1. Y. Ventura
2. D. Duffy
3. E. Volquez
4. J. Vargas
5. J. Guthrie
O. Infante
C. Colon
E. Hosmer
S. Perez
DH
K. Morales
P. Orlando
DL
A. Rios
G. Holland
T. Collins
L. Hochevar
S. Perez
E. Kratz
  Bullpen
W. Davis (CL)
K. Herrera
J. Frasor
R. Madson
B. Finnegan
F. Morales
Y. Pino
C. Young
Last Updated: 04/24/2015
 
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Last Five Games
4/23 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B
 
4/22 vs. MIN
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B
 
4/19 vs. OAK
P. OrlandoRF
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
O. Infante2B
E. KratzC
C. ColonSS
J. DysonLF
 
4/18 vs. OAK
P. OrlandoRF
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
C. ColonSS
 
4/17 vs. OAK
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. EscobarSS.32705
M. Moustakas3B.30535
L. CainCF.377212
E. Hosmer1B.31519
K. MoralesDH.32829
A. GordonLF.23115
A. RiosRF.32118
S. PerezC.345312
O. Infante2B.25005
 
Notes
  • 8 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. RiosRF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoLF
O. Infante2B
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B
1 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B
1 Game(s)
P. OrlandoRF
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
O. Infante2B
E. KratzC
C. ColonSS
J. DysonLF
1 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoLF
C. Colon2B
J. DysonRF

 
 

Brandon Finnegan, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
News
The Royals brought up pitcher Brandon Finnegan on Friday and sent down shortstop Orlando Calixte to its Triple-A affiliate, the team announced.

Finnegan started the season at Double-A, while Calixte was 0 for 2 in his lone appearance this season.

Manager Ned Yost said Finnegan will work out of the bullpen initially and he does not have a definitive role for him yet, reports The Kansas City Star.

Mike Moustakas, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.32814351
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 17
News
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Salvador Perez have good track records against White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana, who will be on the mound for Friday's AL Central showdown.

Moustakas is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, two walks and seven strikeouts in his career against the left-hander, while Perez is batting .364 (12 for 33) with one triple, two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, two walks and five strikeouts.

Both players are also doing well against lefties in 2015. Moustakas, who bats left-handed, is batting .355 (11 for 31) with one home run, three doubles and three RBI against lefties, while Perez -- who bats right-handed -- is batting .296 (8 for 27) with one double, one home run and five RBI.

Luke Hochevar, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment (Updated - 4/10/15)
Yohan Pino, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.20.0007
 
News
Yohan Pino has strung together a pair of solid outings, adding more firepower to an already strong Royals' bullpen.

Pino, who was called up from Triple-A Omaha last week, struck out four in three scoreless innings on Wednesday against Minnesota. He has thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings in two long relief outings.

"The thing that caught my attention in spring is that he's a strike thrower and he's not afraid," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "I've liked him a lot more now when you see him under this type of competition in the Major Leagues. He's done a really good job for us."

Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.1434010
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 6
Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
208.00.0049
 
News
Royals closer Wade Davis (S,3) locked down a one-run lead in the ninth inning on Tuesday to collect the save against the Indians. 

Davis is 3 for 3 in save opportunities and has not allowed a run in seven innings this season.

Tim Collins, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 4/7/15)
Erik Kratz, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 3
Jason Frasor, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
006.20.0005
 
Alex Rios, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3214182
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
Injuries
Hand - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 4/14/15)
Kelvin Herrera, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
006.20.0008
 
News
Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games after throwing behind Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie Sunday, while starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has been fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Lawrie with a pitch Saturday.

Lawrie has been surrounded by controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday injured the knee of Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. Both pitchers were ejected in their respective games.

Herrera, who is appealing his suspension according to the Kansas City Star, has tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in six appearances. Ventura's avoidance of his suspension keeps him in line to face Chris Sale Thursday.

Eric Hosmer, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.33981102
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 17
News
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3 for 5 with a walk, two doubles and the winning RBI in his team's 3-2, 13-inning win over the White Sox Thursday.

In a game marred by an ugly brawl at the end of the seventh inning, Hosmer was finally the person to drive in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th, with outfielder Jarrod Dyson scoring from first base on Hosmer's second double of the game. The first baseman has hit .339/.444/.475 with one home run and 10 RBI in 59 at-bats.

Danny Duffy, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1016.15.51613
 
News
Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision Friday against the White Sox. The left-hander allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out three.

Duffy had a pretty good pitcher's duel going against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Duffy was in command of a 1-0 lead until Tyler Flowers tied the game on an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.

Duffy left with a 2-1 lead, as he was lifted in the sixth inning following an Adam LaRoche pop out to shortstop. He threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.

The White Sox tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning, taking away Duffy's win. The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.

Duffy will be back on the mound Wednesday at Cleveland.

Edinson Volquez, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2122.21.99317
 
News
A comebacker by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.

Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez. White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.

Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.

Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.

Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.

Franklin Morales, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
204.20.0004
 
Chris Young, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
107.02.5702
 
News
Yankees right fielder Chris Young was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle against the Tigers, as he homered, doubled and singled on Tuesday. 

He also walked twice, going 3 for 3 on the night.

Paulo Orlando, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.2377031
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 11
News
Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando went 1 for 3 with a triple, a walk and two RBI in Monday's 7-1 win over the Twins.

The triple was Orlando's fifth in his first seven games, setting a new major-league record for the fewest games to hit five triples to open a career, MLB.com reports. He said he knows pretty soon after making contact whether he has a chance at a triple.

"Usually when it gets over the infielder's head," he said. "… The whole game, I tried to pull everything. But the last pitcher, we got a report that he threw a little cutter, so I tried to think right side."

Orlando has an added chance at collecting base hits at home due to Kaufman Stadium's spacious gaps.

"It helps," manager Ned Yost said of the bigger ballpark. "But if you watch him fly around the bases, he's going to hit triples in any ballpark when he puts the ball in the gap."

Orlando has hit .269/.345/.654 in 26 at-bats.

Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.318122110
 
Yordano Ventura, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2122.04.09619
 
News
Despite being involved in his third on-field incident in less than a month, teammates of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were quick to defend Ventura, reports MLB.com.

"He's a young kid," center fielder Lorenzo Cain said. "He was a little aggressive [Thursday], but at the same time, we're gonna back our teammates regardless. That's what we do. We're a family in here."

Ventura instigated a benches-clearing incident when he yelled profanity at Adam Eaton after Eaton hit a pitch back to Ventura during Thursday's contest.

After the game, manager Ned Yost said Ventura, 23, needs to do a better job of keeping his emotions in check.

"Yeah, that was our conversation after the game," Yost said. "You know, he's a young guy. I had trouble learning to control my emotions when I was young. It's something you have to continue to work on. He knows it. It just comes out. He's a competitive guy. He's going to work on controlling his emotions from here out."

Ventura was ejected from the game and he admitted afterward that he's had trouble dealing with his emotions during games.

"The last three outings my emotions have spilled over and gotten the better of me," he said. "I'm an emotional pitcher but I need to work on controlling my emotions. I want to do that. Moving forward I certainly want to avoid the way [things] have ended. I'll use the emotions to pitch and not go over the top."

Lorenzo Cain, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.375132125
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 16
News
After the Royals and White Sox were involved in a benches-clearing incident Thursday, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain said Jeff Samardzija's antics played a part in the incident, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"For me, I'm not a big fan of him," Cain said. "I don't know what the deal is."

Royals infielder Christian Colon said Samardzija was talking from the dugout, which helped escalate the brawl.

"He's just in there running his mouth," Colon said. "I don't know about what. This is Oakland A's stuff, when he was in the wild-card game, yelling at Ventura on the mound. I don't get it."

Samardzija was not made available to reporters after the game.

Greg Holland, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.00.0043
 
Injuries
Chest - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 4/18/15)
News
Royals reliever Greg Holland said he will begin throwing again either Saturday or Sunday, according to MLB.com. 

Holland has a grade 1 strain to his pectoral muscle. He's still on the 15-day disabled list but appears to be nearing an end to his recovery period. Holland has thrown four scoreless innings and has earned four saves. He's posted three strikeouts. 

Alex Gordon, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2503150
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 14
News
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit his first home run of the season during Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Gordon connected off Twins pitcher Tommy Milone in the second inning for a solo shot. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He is now batting .211.

Salvador Perez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.33383121
 
Position Breakdown
C - 17
Alcides Escobar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2958052
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 15
Ryan Madson, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.21.1708
 
Jeremy Guthrie, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1118.05.5077
 
News
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie allowed three runs in the first inning of Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to the Twins. 

Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas hit RBI singles off of Guthrie. Guthrie later hit Oswaldo Arcia with a pitch, which brought in Dozier. After the first inning, Guthrie settled down and didn't allow a run the rest of his time in the game. 

He finished his game by allowing six hits and six walks. Guthrie struck out three batters. 

Guthrie's next projected start is scheduled for April 27 against the Indians. 

Jason Vargas, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1114.26.7538
 
News
Royals starter Jason Vargas was tagged for five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday for a no decision against the Twins.

Vargas struck out four and walked one.

Vargas' next start is set for Sunday in Chicago.
Omar Infante, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2501050
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 146
News
Second baseman Omar Infante is back in the lineup Friday night for the Royals against the host White Sox. He has been absent for six games with a groin ailment.

Infante, who is in his custumary ninth spot, returns on a nine-game hitting streak, though he managed just one hit in eight of those games. He boasts a slash line of .250/.244/.350.

Christian Colon, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.2501021
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 3
News
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Twins.

Cain was given his first game off Monday and will be back in the No. 3 spot to face Twins lefty Tommy Milone. He has hit .500/.583/.850 in 20 at-bats against left-handers this season.

Second baseman Omar Infante is out of the lineup Tuesday as expected. Christian Colon draws the start at second base and will bat ninth.

The Royals are favorites (-145) at home Tuesday.