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Royals Minor League report: May 26

Raul Mondesi homered for the third time in his last five games in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 4-1 loss to Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

Sweeney dedicates Irish Baseball Hall induction to ailing father

Former Royals great Mike Sweeney, former big league manager Jack McKeon, Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, broadcaster Dave O'Brien, Mets executive Shannon Forde and legendary comedian/actor -- and part owner of five Minor League teams -- Bill Murray were the inductees in the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in New York.

Orlando's first home run is a Major highlight

About the only good thing to come out of the Royals' 5-1 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night was the first career Major League homer by rookie Paulo Orlando.

Vargas sharp despite one poor pitch in return

All in all, manager Ned Yost and lefty Jason Vargas got what they wanted from his first start off the disabled list. After recovering from a left flexor strain, Vargas gave up four hits and two runs in six innings while striking out six in the Royals' 5-1 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Royals bitten by Yankees' early power surge

Right-hander Adam Warren threw 6 1/3 strong innings, while Mark Teixeira drove in four runs with a double and a homer as the Yankees rolled to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night. Jason Vargas struck out six in his return from the disabled list for Kansas City.

Royals lead way with 5 in AL All-Star balloting

The Royals have five players among the leaders in the first voting figures for the 86th All-Star Game to be played at Great American American Ball Park. The only other team in history to have five players voted on the All-Star team since voting was returned to the fans in 1970 was the 1976 Cincinnati Reds.

Young looking to quiet Yankees' bats in finale

The Royals and Yankees will meet for the final time during the regular season on Wednesday afternoon. The finale of a three-game set will feature a rematch of the starters from May 15, when Royals right-hander Chris Young bested righty Michael Pineda.

Hall of Famers, legends top list of Draft reps

Three members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.

Royals Minor League report: May 25

A five-run eighth lifted the Storm Chasers to a win in their first home games against Tacoma since 2012.

For Guthrie, 'just one of those days'

There wasn't much for Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to say after his worst outing as a Major Leaguer. The numbers said it all.

Not Guthrie's day as Royals drop opener

The Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak in grand fashion on Monday, cruising to a 14-1 victory over the Royals in the series opener at Yankee Stadium. New York hit three homers during a decisive eight-run first inning.

Among flurry of moves, KC puts Duffy on DL

The Royals have placed left-hander Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha. Alex Rios was sent to Omaha on a rehab assignment.

Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura's line

Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

Royals stumble against Cardinals' Wacha

Michael Wacha allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings and Matt Carpenter delivered a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Sunday, preventing Kansas City from sweeping the three-game I-70 Series.

Moose back in lineup after injury scare

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was back in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale after leaving Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals in the fifth inning after taking a high-hop grounder to his left clavicle.

Volquez trusts in Salvy to escape tight spot

Right-hander Edinson Volquez induced a ground ball from Jhonny Peralta and the Royals turned a double play to preserve a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night.

Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.

Royals facing decision between Butera, Kratz

Two weeks ago, the Royals were fairly adamant that Erik Kratz was their backup catcher, even with the acquisition of veteran Drew Butera. Now, however, Butera's defensive play has created some discussion about whether that is still true.

Young making case to stay in Royals' rotation

Royals right-hander Chris Young made his fourth straight sensational start, lowering his ERA to 0.78 with six scoreless innings in helping the Royals to a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night.

Kendrys powerful addition to Royals' lineup

As soon as Kendrys Morales made contact with the pitch from Cardinals righty Lance Lynn in the first inning, he knew the 408-foot shot was gone. Morales knew the second one was gone, too, as the Royals rolled to a 5-0 win on Friday night.

Kendrys' homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

Kendrys Morales belted a pair of homers and logged five RBIs, while starter Chris Young fired six shutout innings for the Royals in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in the I-70 Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn went six frames.

Duffy's start pushed back due to stiff shoulder

Royals lefty Danny Duffy will be skipped in the rotation on Saturday after discovering some stiffness in his shoulder while warming up for a bullpen session on Thursday. He is now slated to start Tuesday against the Yankees.

Herzog honored before renewal of I-70 Series

Whitey Herzog, the Hall of Fame manager who led Kansas City to three straight playoff appearances from 1976-78 and guided St. Louis to a World Series win in '82, was honored during a pregame ceremony on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Every day is October for team-first Royals

If you want to know why the Royals just set a franchise record for most wins (26) during the first 40 games of a season, look no further than their commitment to winning each and every night.

Gordon adds to list of wall-crashing grabs

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's wall-crashing catches have become so famous that even one of his young sons is imitating them at home.

Guthrie, Royals ease to victory over Reds

Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed six shutout innings and Eric Hosmer scored twice and drove in a run as the Royals took a 7-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night in front of 30,450 at Kauffman Stadium.