Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler (16) beats the tag by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar to steal second during the third inning of Game 3 of baseball's AL Division Series Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Angels lose 8-3 to Royals, get swept out of ALDS

The Los Angeles Angels scored the most runs in baseball this season and, boosted by a high-priced lineup of free-swing power hitters, posted the best record in the majors. None of that mattered when they […]

10/06/2014

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Salvador Perez, left, in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series, in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Run-run-run Royals could knock out mighty Angels

The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team quickly endearing itself to baseball purists, is proving small ball works on the game’s biggest stage. After a wild win over Oakland in its first playoff game […]

10/04/2014

Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun watches his base hit against the Kansas City Royals during the 10th inning of Game 1 of baseball's AL Division Series in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels’ bats weak in 3-2 loss to Royals in ALDS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout couldn’t get a hit in his playoff debut for the Los Angeles Angels, even with two extra innings to do it. Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Howie Kendrick and Erick […]

10/03/2014

Bert McMenamim paints a postseason logo on the field before batting practice in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The Los Angeles Angels play Game 1 of the best-of-five AL division series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A capsule look at Royals-Angels playoff series

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels: Big Picture: Royals: After ending a 29-year postseason drought, the Royals continued their winning ways in the […]

10/02/2014

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante (14) and Alcides Escobar (2) are congratulated at the end of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Royals won 6-2. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV […]

09/18/2014

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer is greeted in the dugout after scoring from third on a single by teammate Lorenzo Cain during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop […]

09/10/2014

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar jumps over Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila on a force out during the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was […]

09/10/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Two day games on MLB schedule, including Angels

UNDATED (AP) — It’s not customary for there to be day games on a non-holiday Monday, but there are two games on tap this afternoon. In Detroit, the Tigers and Royals start a key series […]

09/08/2014

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Scott Atchison throws to a batter in the eighth inning 0f a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

MLB Overview

(AP) — A third team has worked its way into the American League Central race. The Cleveland Indians are within 3 ½ games of the division-leading Royals after scoring twice in the bottom of the […]

08/31/2014

Minnesota Twins' Jordan Schafer (1) beats the tag by Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) to steal second during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the […]

08/27/2014

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