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Salvy's sliding grab, Colon's throw end threats

Royals catcher Salvador Perez made a remarkable, Gold Glove Award play by sliding feet first and snaring the baseball just in front of the dugout railing to help reliever Chris Young escape a fifth-inning jam against the Tigers on Thursday night.

Royals considering Gordon for leadoff spot

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who got a day off from the starting lineup on Thursday, will remain the team's leadoff man, at least until left fielder Alex Gordon, recovering from a strained groin, gets back to full speed.

Rios, Herrera on the mend from chickenpox

Royals right fielder Alex Rios and right-hander Kelvin Herrera, both of whom contracted chickenpox when the team played the Rays last weekend, are improving, manager Ned Yost said on Thursday.

Cuthbert belts 1st MLB homer in huge game

Royals rookie Cheslor Cuthbert drove a two-run homer into the left-field corner, part of his four-RBI Wednesday night in the Royals' 12-1 win over the Tigers.

Royals will employ shutdown outfield defense

Royals manager Ned Yost said he already is beginning to prepare for those instances when he can insert his shutdown outfield defense of Alex Gordon in left, Jarrod Dyson in center and Lorenzo Cain in right.

Royals' 4 homers, Ventura's 11 K's tame Tigers

Rookie Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had four RBIs, Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain each homered and had three RBIs, and right-hander Yordano Ventura matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts as the Royals pummeled the Tigers in a 12-1 win on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Cueto's struggles not as bad as they appear

Johnny Cueto was a huge addition for the Royals in July, and his first four starts lived up to expectations. But his last three have all been poor, and now, the Royals must wonder if they have a problem on their hands.

Almonte betrayed by fastball in tough debut

Royals rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte made his Major League debut in the seventh inning against the Tigers on Tuesday night and he promptly gave up a single and a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler -- two pivotal runs in a 6-5 loss.

Kendrys' 16th jack isn't enough to tame Tigers

Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run homer as the Tigers held off the Royals for a 6-5 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Rios, Herrera sidelined with chickenpox virus

Two Royals players have come down with a case of the chicken pox. Outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Kelvin Herrera have both been infected with the disease that could sideline them for up to two weeks.

Gordon logs two hits in return against Tigers

The Royals activated outfielder Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in one of several roster moves in conjunction with September roster expansion.

Fall League rosters packed with elite prospects

Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford, St. Louis' Alex Reyes and Pittsburgh's Austin Meadows are among nine Top 100 Prospects on the preliminary 2015 rosters released by the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday.

No rules this time around for Joba

Joba Chamberlain is never one to back down from a challenge. He is not about to start now. Twenty-three days shy of his 30th birthday, Chamberlain is in the Minor Leagues, working out of the bullpen for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Royals add veteran Gomes in trade with Braves

The Royals on Monday night acquired right-handed hitter Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for Minor League shortstop Luis Valenzuela.

Royals disagree with call on pivotal DP

With one out in the eighth inning and runners on the corners during the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday, Kendrys Morales chopped an Alex Colome changeup near home plate that first baseman James Loney fielded on a hop and fired to catcher Rene Rivera, who tagged out Ben Zobrist to prevent what would have been the game-tying run.

Royals come up just short in finale vs. Rays

Kevin Kiermaier hit his second home run in as many days and the bullpen backed a solid start by Nathan Karns with four innings of scoreless relief to power the Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Royals alumni teach baseball to kids at Play Ball KC

Former Royals All-Star outfielder Willie Wilson joined seven other former Kansas City players on Sunday to teach throwing and fielding skills as part of an MLB and U.S. Conference of Mayors' initiative called Play Ball KC. The event focused on strengthening youth, families, communities and baseball.

Fans support Moose in huge all-around game

Mike Moustakas heard the "Moose" chants at Tropicana Field in the Royals' 6-3 win over the Rays, and he earned the applause with two doubles and three RBIs in a 3-for-5 night.

Yost's use of superb 'pen changing baseball

It's not exactly revolutionary, but the high-flying Kansas City Royals are changing the face of baseball with the way manager Ned Yost uses his talented bullpen.

Moose doubles up, drives in 3 to lead Royals

Powered by a pair of Mike Moustakas RBI doubles and a solid start by right-hander Kris Medlen, the Royals moved to a season-high 31 games over .500 on Saturday night with a 6-3 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Morales building case for Comeback Player award

Kendrys Morales isn't an attorney, but when it comes to Comeback Player of the Year consideration, the Royals' designated hitter is making quite an argument.

Volquez rebounds to lead Royals past Rays

Kendrys Morales' two-run home run off the catwalk in center field and a quality start by Edinson Volquez were all the Royals needed to take a 3-2 win over the Rays Friday night at Tropicana Field.

Zobrist honored by Rays in return to St. Petersburg

Ben Zobrist returned to Tropicana Field for the first time since getting traded last offseason and he felt a "little bit upside down being on the other side of the field."

Cueto effect: Ventura improves since KC trade

As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on Thursday, the search was on as to what has triggered his sudden turnaround.

Orlando takes advantage of rare start

The hardest part about being an extra outfielder for rookie Paulo Orlando is trying to find his timing each time he does get a rare start.

Jirschele handles ups and downs as 3B coach

Royals third base coach Mike Jirschele hears the heckles all the time.

Ventura leads Royals to series win over O's

Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two RBIs as the Royals topped the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, on Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Star power: Herrera fans Jones in huge spot

It was somewhat of a classic matchup: the power arm of Royals All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera vs. the power bat of Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones.