The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They had waited 29 years to soak in moments like these.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Chicago will keep an eye on the likes of Victor Martinez and James Shields.
It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game’s grand stage in dramatic fashion.
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
It pays to be really bad instead of middle-of-the-pack bad.
Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs to lead Kansas City to a win.
James Shields opposes Jose Quintana tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.
John Danks opposes James Shields tonight at Kauffman Stadium.
Rick Hahn has to decide to chase a couple big names or spread money around to a half-dozen guys.
The Cubs have now shown they have money available to chase a big-name pitcher.
James Shields opposes Jose Quintana at U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals took advantage of a pair of errors by the Chicago White Sox to score three times in the eighth inning Sunday and rally for a 7-6 win that avoided a three-game sweep.
Jordan Danks atoned for a baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Monday.
Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Philip Humber didn’t match the performance in his previous win. Nearly impossible to do that. After more than a month without a win, though, he was still pretty happy.
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.