When the Kansas City Royals look at the AL Central standings Saturday morning, they will be looking up at the Detroit Tigers for the first time in more than a month.
Kansas City players tipped their caps to Derek Jeter when the retiring New York Yankees captain walked up to the plate in the first inning.
The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate.
The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly.
The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
The question was lobbed at Royals manager Ned Yost as he was wrapping up his postgame news conference after an 8-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days.
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“It bothers me because people think that we’re playing Little League teams out there,” Martinez said.
There’s definitely a reason to celebrate in Kansas City right now.
Left-hander Jason Vargas peered toward the plate, wound up and delivered a fastball with total confidence, and Eric Hosmer took a massive cut with just as much certainty in his swing.