Kansas City Royals

2nd AL Central | 42-36
  • Batting Avg
    2nd
    .276 AVG
  • Runs
    25th
    318 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    13th
    4.08 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    25th
    103 HR
  • ABC News

    Escobar's Second Go-Ahead Hit Leads Royals Over Cards in 12

    Overcoming two blown saves gave the Kansas City Royals reason to believe this trip would be better. "It's hard to come in here and not only once but twice take the lead and have them answer back," Eric Hosmer said after a 3-2, 12-inning victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. "I think the guys realize our bullpen doesn't do that too often, so when it does happen we do whatever we can to pick them up." The Royals are just 14-25 on the road, one of the worst records in the majors. They're the best at home at 27-11. "We've just got to continue to play our game," Hosmer said. "There's still a lot of season left." Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field

  • HardballTalk

    Settling the Scores: Wednesday’s results

    The Rangers entered the bottom of the ninth inning with a comfortable four-run lead against the Yankees, seemingly minutes away from securing an easy win. It would’ve been their 52nd victory, which would have given them the most in baseball. And hey, Matt Bush, who has been pretty good since debuting on May 13, was on the mound with his 2.29 ERA. Rob Refsnyder lined a single to center, then Bush walked Jacoby Ellsbury, putting the tying run on the on-deck circle with no outs. Understandably, manager Jeff Banister didn’t want to risk anything further, so he went to closer Sam Dyson, who has pitched admirably since replacing Shawn Tolleson in the ninth inning. Dyson, though, had struggles of his