With the support of Kansas City Power & Light, Royals ace James Shields will host 250 foster children and their families in the "Big Game James Section" over five games this season at Kauffman Stadium.
A lively, nostalgic and moving tribute to the late Royals broadcaster Fred White is now posted in the video corner on Royals.com. The 2 1/2-minute video features White's play-by-play calls, including George Brett's 3,000th hit and his postseason home run off Yankees reliever Goose Gossage in the 1980 ALCS.
Chris Getz is quickly warming up to his new responsibilities as the Royals' leadoff hitter. Going into Friday night's game, his third consecutive start as leadoff man, Getz had reached base five times in nine plate appearances as the No. 1 batter.
The Royals are doing their part to help residents of Moore, Okla., who were affected by the tornado on Monday. Royals Charities donated $10,000 to Heart to Heart International, an emergency response organization based in Olathe, Kan.
Jeremy Guthrie's streak of 18 straight starts without a loss ended last week against the Angels, his opponent on Saturday, as right-hander Billy Buckner makes his starting debut for the red-hot Halos at Kauffman Stadium.
Leadoff man Chris Getz had an RBI single and sparkled on defense, but a disputed stolen base fueled a decisive seventh inning as the Royals dropped a 5-2 decision to the Angels on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals Minor League report: May 23.
Reliever Kelvin Herrera, who has had rough going this season, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Louis Coleman, another right-hander, was recalled to take his bullpen spot.
After a 17-10 start, the Royals' lack of hitting has dropped them below .500, but they are still third in the AL in team ERA. If the offense performs at just an adequate level, this will be a winning team by season's end.
Ervin Santana's bid for career win 100 was thwarted by his former club on Thursday night, as four Angels homers spoiled an otherwise solid effort over 7 2/3 innings at Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals took a 5-4 loss in the series opener.
A 14-year-old girl was dancing in the stands between innings at the Royals' game on Thursday night when she fainted. A nearby K-Crew member was able to perform CPR, according to Mike Swanson, Royals vice president of communications and broadcasting.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Angels but is still recovering from the right hip bruise that kept him out of the previous two games.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas finished the recent road trip 2-for-32, but manager Ned Yost has not lost faith in his hitting.
Royals ace James Shields leads the league in innings pitched and is tied for sixth in strikeouts, but his success on the mound has not been translating to wins. His record dropped to 2-5 after the Royals lost two in Houston.
Second baseman Chris Getz hit out of the leadoff spot for the second straight night on Thursday against the Angels, as the Royals search for a catalyst to spark their offense.
Royals Minor League report: May 22.
The Royals lost by a 3-1 margin to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, dropping the three-game series after enduring yet another narrow loss.
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas and Houston's Matt Dominguez went out to a pizza place for dinner after Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park.
After suffering a leg bruise in Monday night's game, Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez took off a second day in a row Wednesday against the Houston Astros.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost believes in giving his players a day off here and there, partly to get more people in the games. It certainly worked well this week in Houston.
Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a walk Tuesday night at Houston, raising his average to .352, one point behind Tampa Bay's James Loney for second in the American League heading into Wednesday night's game.
Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the Joplin, Mo., tornado, and thanks to the efforts of Major League Baseball and its two Missouri teams -- the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals -- 10 families now have a new place to call home.
With starting catcher Salvador Perez sitting out Tuesday night's game with a minor injury, it raised the question of what would the Royals do if backup catcher George Kottaras was also injured in a game? Second baseman Chris Getz is the emergency catcher.
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain lives in Norman, Okla., in the offseason, not far from where a tornado tore through central Oklahoma on Monday, and he said everyone in his family is fine.
Kansas City Hall of Famer George Brett will be the Royals' representative at this year's First-Year Player Draft. Brett and one or two representatives from all 30 Major League teams will be at the June 6 Draft in New York.
The Royals strung together 13 singles to drive a late comeback and end a four-game losing streak as they defeated the Astros, 7-3, on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas broke out of an 0-for-18 slump with the game-tying RBI single.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday's game prior to the bottom of the sixth inning after slamming his right hip into the fence in front of the Astros dugout chasing a foul ball off the bat of Jason Castro in the fifth at Minute Maid Park.
Veteran Royals infielder Miguel Tejada returned to the starting lineup on Monday night against the Astros, starting at third base in place of the struggling Mike Moustakas. Tejada homered in his return to the city where he was the starting shortstop in 2008 and '09.
Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for a pair of home runs, including a decisive three-run blast by Matt Dominguez, as the Royals endured their fourth straight loss by a run, 6-5, to the Astros on Monday night.
Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar tried to take a good attitude with him when he was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen this season. He did not look at the switch as a demotion, and he's enjoyed success with a sparkling 1.10 ERA in 16 1/3 innings.