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Big Papi hits 476th homer, Red Sox rout Royals 13-2

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — With the Kansas City Royals trailing by a dozen runs entering the ninth inning, manager Ned Yost had a brief conversation with bench coach Don…

Olmes Garcia’s stoppage-time goal gives RSL 2-1 win

(SANDY, Utah, AP) — Olmes Garcia’s shot in the 93rd minute was redirected by Sporting Kansas City defender Kevin Ellis, giving Real Salt Lake a stunning 2-1 victory on Sunday…

Escobar has 3 hits in Royals’ 3-2 win over Brewers

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — No manager in Kansas City Royals’ history has won as many games as Ned Yost. The latest win came Thursday night when Alcides Escobar had…

While feds investigate, MLB holds back on hacking probe

By NOAH TRISTER (Associated Press) — The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, says MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. That doesn’t mean…

Blanton picks up first win in 2 years, KC beats Brewers 10-2

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Joe Blanton’s victory drought is over. Blanton picked up his first victory in nearly two years with five solid innings and Alcides Escobar equaled his…

Warner to compete at outdoor national championships

Central Missouri’s Heavin Warner has qualified and will be competing at the USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships June 25-28 at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., at the campus…

Young drives in 3 runs, pitches 7 sharp innings for Royals

(MILWAUKEE, AP) — Chris Young jokingly questioned the strategy of Ned Yost replacing him with a pinch hitter. Who could blame the pitcher? Young became the first Royals pitcher to…

Cain homers, Royals hang on in 9th to beat Brewers 8-5

By GENARO C. ARMAS (MILWAUKEE, AP) — Kansas City’s collection of former Brewers made a triumphant return to Milwaukee, though normally lights-out reliever Greg Holland made the win more difficult…

Can Royals’ All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

By NOAH TRISTER (Associated Press) The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of last Monday,…

Royals reinstate catcher Kratz, designate him for assignment

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Royals are sticking with Drew Butera as their backup catcher, reinstating Erik Kratz from the disabled list Thursday and designating him from assignment. Kansas…