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Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
AL Central2nd5th4th1st
American League 3rd9th14th5th

Last Game

Tue, September 16
Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSN Kansas City
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals


W: E. Surkamp (2-0)
K. Herrera (3-3)
Z. Putnam (5)

Home Runs

CHW - None  
- None


Sun Sep 7
W 2 - 0at NYY
Mon Sep 8
L 9 - 5at DET
Tue Sep 9
L 4 - 2at DET
Wed Sep 10
W 3 - 0at DET
Thu Sep 11
L 6 - 3BOS
Fri Sep 12
L 4 - 2BOS
Sat Sep 13
W 7 - 1BOS
Sun Sep 14
L 8 - 4BOS
Mon Sep 15
W 4 - 3CHW
Tue Sep 16
L 7 - 5CHW
8:10 pm EDT
8:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 19
1:05 pm EDT
Sat Sep 20
2:10 pm EDT
Sun Sep 21
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Sep 22
at CLE
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Sep 23
at CLE
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Sep 24
at CLE
8:10 pm EDT
Thu Sep 25
at CHW
8:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 26
at CHW
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Sep 27
at CHW


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Kelvin Herrera ends scoreless streak, takes loss vs. White Sox
by R.J. White |

Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera was hung with a loss Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 7-5 defeat against the White Sox.

Though Herrera (3-3) was the pitcher charged with the loss, he wasn't the one who gave up the decisive hit, as the following pitcher surrendered a bases-loaded triple to turn a one-run lead into a two-run deficit. Herrera owns a 1.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 55:24 K:BB ratio in 64 innings after allowing his first runs since June 24, ending a string of 30 straight scoreless appearances.

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Liam Hendriks gives up four runs in short outing vs. White Sox
by R.J. White |

Royals pitcher Liam Hendriks didn't factor into Tuesday's decision after allowing four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in three-plus innings in his team's 7-5 loss to the White Sox.

Hendriks gave up a run in the first inning and another in the second before running into trouble in the top of the fourth, loading the bases on two singles and a walk before being removed. Two of the runners left on base ended up scoring on sacrifice flies. Hendriks owns a 5.76 ERA and 20:7 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. He's not yet scheduled for another start.

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Eric Hosmer showing some life again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored Monday against the White Sox, which was enough to earn him a mention in my latest blog post chronicling the major happenings in Monday's games.

It doesn't seem like much on its own, but with that performance, he's now batting .321 (9 for 28) with two homers and a 1.049 OPS in his last eight games. Whoop-ti-do.

After the way his season has gone, he'd have to do something Herculean to convince us to draft him as a top 10 first baseman again next year. I'm talking a Ryan Zimmerman-in-2013-type correction so complete that we forget he was having a down year before it, as in a .380 batting average or so and half a dozen home runs. Real craziness.

But as we watch it all unfold, I think it's worth reminding everyone he's only 24. We probably have at least another five years of overreacting to every hot streak, wondering if it's a harbinger of more. And I remain convinced, given his pedigree and those stretches every other year when he appears oh so studly, that one day it will be.

Here's hoping he doesn't have that Herculean finish so we can get him for dirt cheap next year.

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Royals move Jeremy Guthrie back in rotation; Jason Vargas, James Shields up
by Chris Towers |

The Royals have shuffled their rotation for an upcoming series against the Tigers, as The Kansas City Star reports Jeremy Guthrie has been moved back from Friday to Sunday. That means Jason Vargas will pitch Friday to open the series, followed by James Shields Saturday. 

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Josh Willingham still held out
by Chris Towers |

Royals outfielder Josh Willingham missed his third game in a row due to a groin injury Tuesday against the White Sox. Willingham has not played since last Thursday, and remains day to day at this point. 

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAlcides Escobar , SS.273
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF68
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.352
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.442
RAlex Gordon , LF81
SBJarrod Dyson , CF34
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAJames Shields , SP3.15
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.19
KJames Shields , SP170
SVGreg Holland , RP42
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