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Moustakas rediscovering enjoyment along with swing

It took nearly four months, and 100 games, but the "Mooooose" chant finally got its legs back on Friday. When Mike Moustakas tattooed a home run off the back of the visiting bullpen versus the Indians, the Kauffman Stadium faithful responded with its patented elongated "Moose" chant.

Royals Minor League Report: July 27

Foster Griffin held Kingsport to one run on four hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings. The 27th overall pick in this year's Draft, Griffin has held opponents to a 1.26 ERA and .157 average through 14.1 innings. He's ranked ninth in MLB.com's updated list of Royals prospects.

Mondesi, Zimmer lead Royals' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

Royals seeking power bat at Trade Deadline

Over the weekend, there were intriguing hints in the Royals' camp as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches on Thursday. On Saturday, general manager Dayton Moore and his scouting brain trust were observed in lengthy conference with manager Ned Yost.

Shields seeks double-digit wins against Twins

Kyle Gibson and the Twins will be looking for a fresh start when they open a three-game set against James Shields and the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Vargas nearing his return to Royals' rotation

Royals left-hander Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium and will do the same on Thursday, upping the number of pitches he'll throw to the 60 range.

Yost appreciates ties with Braves' inductees

Toward the end of his playing career, Ned Yost went to Double-A Greenville, S.C., in 1986 for the Braves to catch some young pitchers who could benefit from his MLB experience. One of them was Tom Glavine, the left-hander who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Chen, Royals derailed in bid for sweep of Tribe

Bruce Chen struggled in a key four-run fifth and gave up six runs on the day as the Royals' bid for a series sweep was spoiled with a 10-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Royals Minor League report: July 26

Double-A Northwest Arkansas' Christian Binford, Sam Selman and Ali Williams combined on a shutout of Springfield, with Binford -- the Royals' No. 11 prospect -- scattering seven hits, allowing no walks and striking out six.

Holland helps 'pen scoreless script vs. Tribe

Greg Holland bounced back and the rest of the bullpen stayed on their scoreless track in the Royals' 7-5 victory over the Indians on Saturday night.

Butler does it again with two-run HR to lift Royals

Jeremy Guthrie labored in a five-run second, but the Royals climbed back to tie it before Billy Butler belted a go-ahead two-run homer to help the Royals earn a 7-5 win over the Indians on Saturday night.

Royals Minor League report: July 25

Omaha won the opener at New Orleans. Paulo Orlando started the scoring with a three-run double in the third. Jason Adam tossed 2.0 perfect innings for his first Triple-A win. He is ranked eighth among Royals prospects by MLB.com.

Ibanez oldest in Royals history to triple

On Friday, in a 6-4 victory, 42-year-old Raul Ibanez became the oldest player in Royals history to connect on a three-base hit.

Service in a pinch: Butler homers off bench for win

Billy Butler came off the bench and blasted a two-run pinch-hit homer for a 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night, delighting a hometown crowd of 33,460.

Bullpen providing sweet relief for Royals

Lost in the jumble of Thursday's bizarre, 14-inning win was a splendid effort from the bullpen, particularly in the extra frames. Four relievers combined to shut out the Indians over the final five innings, setting up Nori Aoki's walk-off single in the 14th.

Cox's induction a proud moment for Yost

Legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, a proud moment for Royals skipper Ned Yost, who spent 12 seasons on Cox's coaching staff in Atlanta.

Royals Minor League report: July 24

No. 18 Royals prospect Cheslor Cuthbert recorded two hits, a walk and a run for NW Arkansas.

Indians go 1-for-2 in replay challenges vs. Royals

The Indians won a crucial challenge at first base in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Royals on Thursday night. But Tribe manager Terry Francona couldn't make it 2-for-2 on his second challenge in the 14th inning.

Moustakas notches 'Little League homer' vs. Tribe

Mike Moustakas crossed home plate giddy and bemused, with a group of Royals waiting to greet him atop the steps of the dugout. Indians starter Corey Kluber stood idly behind home plate, a perplexed look on his face as he attempted to contemplate what he had just witnessed.

Bruised hand keeps Hosmer from starting lineup

Eric Hosmer knows the significance of every game at the current juncture of the Royals' season, and for him, that's the most frustrating part of missing Thursday's series opener against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium due to his injured right hand.

Starling turning it on at Class A Wilmington

Bubba Starling's strong second half continued Wednesday, as the farmhand was a home run shy of the cycle for Class A Wilmington.

Aoki's single walks off Royals past Tribe in 14

Nori Aoki's single to left field drove in Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a taut marathon on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

O's acquire Minor Leaguer Paredes from Royals

The Orioles acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday, and the utility man has been optioned to Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate.

Moose knocks ball loose to score winning run

Mike Moustakas slid into catcher Tyler Flowers, knocking the ball from his mitt, and scored the deciding run in the Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. James Shields tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven.

Hosmer exits early after returning to lineup

First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in -- and back out -- of the Royals' lineup during Wednesday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.

Butler starts on bench, but fills in late

Rarely has Billy Butler been out of the Royals' starting lineup, especially against a left-handed pitcher, but that was the case on Wednesday. Butler began the game on the bench, but came in to pinch-hit in the eighth.

Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark

Bruce Chen and Mariano Rivera now share something besides their homeland. Both of the longtime pitchers have 82 career victories, tying them for the most by a Panamanian-born player. Chen earned No. 82 in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.

Royals respond following players-only meeting

The Royals' players did a little soul-searching before their first post-All-Star break victory on Tuesday night. They tried that old standard -- a team meeting to shake up things. The result was a 7-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Gordon earns Royals' Heart and Hustle Award

When it comes to heart and hustle, many Kansas City fans think first of left fielder Alex Gordon. So it was no surprise on Tuesday when Gordon was named winner of the Royals' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Moose's homers are wakeup shots against Sox

Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and the Royals used a four-run sixth en route to a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.