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6/25/2016 | Royals host annual Pitch, Hit and Run event

As Oscar Hinton stepped to the plate for his turn in the Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run competition, the 21 competitors who had completed their swings chatted in the dugout. As he planted his foot and took his first swing, the sound of the bat connecting with the ball pierced the air.

6/25/2016 | Royals proud to celebrate Hispanic heritage

On Saturday, the Royals sported jerseys with a different name on the front. In line with the "Viva Los Reales" celebration of Hispanic heritage, the words "Los Reales" were spelled out in blue cursive lettering, rather than the typical "Royals."

6/25/2016 | Fister, Astros eye continued success against Royals

Astros right-hander Doug Fister will square off against Royals righty Ian Kennedy on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

6/25/2016 | Altuve's 4 hits, 7-run frame key Astros' victory

Jose Altuve homered in a four-hit night and drove in three runs, and the Astros bolted to a huge early lead for the second straight game in a 13-5 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

6/25/2016 | Gordon homers, doubles in return vs. Astros

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game with the Astros, and outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned back to Triple-A Omaha.

6/25/2016 | Flynn, Gee combine to save Royals' bullpen

Starting a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, the Royals' pitching staff was up against it on Friday night. Right-hander Edinson Volquez was only able to record three outs before being lifted in a 13-4 loss to the Astros, putting the team in danger of burning through its bullpen on the first day of the stretch.

6/24/2016 | Gordon likely to return tonight against Astros

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon likely will be back in the starting lineup on Saturday night against the Astros.

6/24/2016 | Young, Royals looking to slow Astros' series roll

As Royals right-hander Chris Young takes the mound against the Astros on Saturday, all eyes will be on left field. After injuring his right wrist just over a month ago, left fielder Alex Gordon will likely make his return in the middle game of the set at Kauffman Stadium.

6/24/2016 | Astros ride 9-run 1st inning in rout of Royals

George Springer had three hits and drove in five runs, and the Astros blitzed Royals starter Edinson Volquez for nine runs in the first inning in cruising to a 13-4 victory on Friday night.

6/23/2016 | Inbox: Will Royals be active at Trade Deadline?

So, the streaky Royals won eight of nine, then promptly lost two one-run decisions to the Mets. Like we've said since Spring Training, this season likely will be a grind of peaks and valleys. Stay tuned.

6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/22/2016 | Duffy laments fastball that results in homer

As he walked off the mound and toward the Royals' dugout, Danny Duffy had one fastball on his mind. For the most part, the left-hander was solid in the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out eight, but a 97-mph four-seam fastball that Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera drilled over the left-center-field wall in the fifth was the difference in his mind.

6/22/2016 | Mets use clutch HRs to back Thor, edge KC

Uncomfortable elements threatened the Mets all homestand at Citi Field, where the hosts suffered a series sweep over the weekend, then faced the prospect of a two-game set against their American League nemeses: the defending World Series champion Royals. It all seemed plenty daunting until the Mets went out and reversed course with a series sweep of their own, finishing off Kansas City on Wednesday with a come-from-behind, 4-3 win.

6/22/2016 | Volquez, Keuchel square off in ALDS rematch

In a rematch of last year's American League Division Series, the Royals and Astros will begin a three-game set Friday at Kauffman Stadium, with Edinson Volquez matching up against Dallas Keuchel.

6/21/2016 | Royals fall few feet shy of big inning in lone big chance

Three consecutive baserunners to begin the fifth inning Tuesday night had Royals manger Ned Yost thinking of a crooked number on the scoreboard. Instead, the Royals could not capitalize against the Mets' bullpen.

6/21/2016 | Homers, bullpen's 8 2/3 help Mets edge Royals

With Bartolo Colon forced to leave after Whit Merrifield led off Tuesday night's game by ripping a liner off the pitcher's right thumb, Hansel Robles jogged to the mound. Robles and the rest of the Mets' bullpen held strong for 8 2/3 innings, holding Kansas City to six hits to help New York capture the series opener, 2-1.

6/21/2016 | Rested Thor meets Duffy, Royals in matinee

It'll come one day later than expected, but the Royals will grapple with the stiff task of knocking off electric Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

6/21/2016 | Cain down to 5th among AL outfielders in ASG voting

For the first time since weekly updates of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot began, Lorenzo Cain is not in position to start in the outfield of the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/21/2016 | Gordon could be back with Royals this weekend

Manager Ned Yost said that Alex Gordon could return to the Royals' lineup, barring any setbacks, as early as this weekend when the club returns to Kaufmann Stadium to host the Astros.

6/21/2016 | Front office staff help kids at C You camp

On Tuesday, when the Royals were in New York, preparing to take on the Mets for a two game series, members of the Royals front office gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., in conjunction with the C You in the Major Leagues Foundation.

6/21/2016 | Royals release veteran Infante

The Royals announced on Tuesday that they have requested Unconditional Release Waivers on Omar Infante. Should he go unclaimed, he will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday and is free to sign with any team.

6/21/2016 | Aiken, Alvarez among top prospect performers Monday

Indians No. 4 prospect Brady Aiken was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.

6/21/2016 | Betts takes lead in 4-way charge for third OF spot in AL

Mookie Betts of the Red Sox has moved into the third starting American League outfield spot as that race tightened in the past week, and the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is also making a big charge despite going on the disabled list with an injured right big toe, as a mere 133,097 votes separate four candidates for that final spot as we hit the homestretch of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

6/20/2016 | Pipeline preview: Cards' Weaver aims to remain unbeaten for Springfield

Cardinals No. 3 prospect Luke Weaver looks to move to 4-0 for Double-A Springfield in a matchup against Tulsa on MiLB.TV at 8:05 p.m. ET.

6/20/2016 | Tweak in hitting mechanics key to Merrifield's success

Royals rookie sensation Whit Merrifield knew his baseball career was at a crossroads last October.

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