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Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Receives day off versus lefty
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
The 27-year-old started the past 17 games, including seven starts against left-handed pitching, but will receive Sunday off with southpaw Austin Gomber on the mound for Colorado. Benintendi has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign with a .316/.370/.421 slash line, two home runs, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Sprays three hits
Benintendi went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, triple and an additional run and RBI in a 14-10 win over Colorado on Friday.
Benintendi opened the scoring with a two-run bomb to right in the first inning, singled and scored in the third and tripled home a run in the seventh. The extra-base hits were the 27-year-old's first since back on May 1 as he was batting .211 in May prior to Friday's game. Benintendi is now slashing an excellent .324/.374/.432 with two home runs, 11 runs and 15 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Scores win in arbitration
Benintendi won his arbitration case Friday and will make $8.5 million this season, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Benintendi had to wait to find out how much money he'll be making this season after arbitration was delayed by the lockout, but he'll be happy with the results. That contract limbo hasn't affected his performance on the field, as his .314/.368/.381 slash line is good for a career-best 124 wRC+.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Extends hitting streak to 10 games
Benintendi went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a walk in Thursday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.
Along with an RBI double, Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning gave the Royals a 2-0 lead. The left-fielder has now recorded a hit in 10 straight games. He's currently slashing .393/.433/.492 over 67 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Gets first breather
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Manager Mike Matheny will extend Benintendi and fellow lefty-hitting lineup regular Nicky Lopez their first days off of the season while the Royals face off against a tough southpaw in reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray. Edward Olivares will fill in in left field for Benintendi, who will look to extend his six-game hitting streak when he likely returns to the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Goes deep, reaches five times
Benintendi went 3-for-3 with a home run, two walks, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland.
Benintendi tied the game in the fourth inning with an RBI single and later scored a run in the seventh. He capped off his big day with a two-run blast off Emmanuel Clase in the ninth. The 27-year-old outfielder finished the four-game set against the Guardians with a .538/.625/.769 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Three hits against Guardians
Benintendi went 3-for-4 in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning win over the Guardians.
All three hits were singles and none of them led to any runs, but Benintendi still accounted for half the Royals' knocks on the afternoon. The 27-year-old is off to a strong start to 2022, going 4-for-8 with an RBI through two games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Mashes pair of homers
Benintendi went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Monday's 19-9 win over the Guardians.
Benintendi came into Monday's game with just one hit, so this was a reassuring showing from the Royals' presumed starting left fielder. The lefty hitter actually has a better slash line versus southpaws (.279/.350/.436) than right-handers (.259/.326/.420) over the last three seasons combined. Despite the slow start to spring, Benintendi is unlikely to see much of a challenge for playing time as long as he can stay healthy.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Sitting in season finale
Benintendi is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Benintendi's red-hot September has continued into October, and he'll likely finish the season hitting .276/.325/.443 in 537 plate appearances. Hunter Dozier is starting in left field Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Starting Wednesday
Benintendi (foot) is starting Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Benintendi fouled a ball off himself in Tuesday's contest and was later removed in the eighth inning, but he'll be back in the lineup a day later. The 27-year-old is starting in left field and batting fourth.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: May have injured leg Tuesday
Benintendi was removed in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 6-4 win over Cleveland after he appeared to injure his right leg when he fouled a ball off himself in his plate appearance earlier in the inning, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Benintendi initially stayed in the game and drew a walk during the plate appearance, then advanced to second on an error. The Royals replaced him for a pinch runner when Adalberto Mondesi came to the plate a batter later, however, making Benintendi's status murky heading into Wednesday's contest. Before departing, Benintendi enjoyed another nice day at the plate with a two-run home run in addition to the walk.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Goes deep in win
Benintendi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Tuesday in a 9-4 win versus Cleveland.
Benintendi helped the Royals respond to Cleveland's three-run top of the first with a two-run shot in the bottom of the frame. The long ball gave him 17 on the campaign -- his most since he hit 20 during his first full MLB season in 2017. Benintendi has also posted a .275/.318/.442 slash line, 71 RBI and eight stolen bases across 129 games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Resting against lefty
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
The Royals viewed the series finale in Cleveland as a good opportunity to give the lefty-hitting Benintendi a day off with a southpaw (Logan Allen) on the hill for Cleveland. Kyle Isbel will spell Benintendi in left field.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Slugs 16th homer
Benintendi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
He launched his 16th homer of the year in the third inning off Triston McKenzie. After going 0-for-2 with a walk in the nightcap, Benintendi is slashing .377/.412/.623 through 20 games in September with four homers, seven runs and an eye-popping 23 RBI.... See More ... See Less
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