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8/27/2014 | Yost says he wasn't being critical of KC fans

Royals manager Ned Yost emphasized that he wasn't being critical of fans in his remarks after Tuesday night's dramatic walk-off victory over the Twins. The game had an attendance of 13,847 and Yost took note of that afterward.

8/27/2014 | Anonymous batboy calls KC's walk-off finish

Royals assistant trainer Kyle Turner had ruminated about a "bloop and a blast" before Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon did just that to beat the Twins, 2-1, on Tuesday night. It also turns out that one of the Royals' batboys forecast the walk-off ending for manager Ned Yost in the dugout.

8/27/2014 | First-place Royals aiming for sweep of Twins

Jeremy Guthrie and the first-place Royals will bid for a series sweep against Tommy Milone and the Twins on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

8/27/2014 | Royals' six-run 8th stretches AL Central lead

Liam Hendriks was solid for seven innings in a spot start and Nori Aoki delivered the go-ahead RBI single in a six-run eighth that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.

8/27/2014 | Royals option Crow to clear spot for Hendriks

The Royals optioned right-handed reliever Aaron Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to make roster space for Wednesday night's starting pitcher, Liam Hendriks. The move was one of convenience, with Crow sent down because he has a Minor League option remaining. He could return on Monday, after Northwest Arkansas' season ends.

8/27/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 26

Wilmington dropped game one vs. Potomac, with all of the scoring in the fifth. Miguel Almonte held the Nats to a hit and a walk while striking out seven over four innings.

8/26/2014 | Infante gets break while nursing sore shoulder

Second baseman Omar Infante was out of the Royals' lineup with a sore right shoulder that's been bothering him for about two weeks and rookie Christian Colon was at second base for Tuesday night's series opener against the Twins.

8/26/2014 | Mondesi among KC prospects on AFL roster

Shortstop Raul Adalberto Mondesi is among five of the Royals' Top 20 prospects who will be playing in the Arizona Fall League. He'll be joined by former No. 1 Draft picks Hunter Dozier and Bubba Starling, along with Miguel Almonte, Sam Selman and Ali Williams.

8/26/2014 | Ventura to miss Twins start with back ailment

Yordano Ventura felt a back issue develop after his last outing, and the Royals hope he can return after missing just the one start.

8/26/2014 | Royals hope Hendriks can be spot on vs. Twins

Liam Hendriks and the Royals will look to stretch their lead in the American League Central when they battle Phil Hughes and the Twins on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

8/26/2014 | Gordon's walk-off blast rescues first-place Royals

After Danny Duffy logged 6 2/3 solid frames, Alex Gordon's two-run homer gave the Royals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Twins on Tuesday night.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 25

Omaha dropped a second straight at Reno to fall into a first place tie with Oklahoma City.

8/25/2014 | Yanks score run after challenge overturns call at plate

The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled.

8/25/2014 | Omaha's Pena named catcher on PCL All-Star team

Francisco Pena of the Omaha Storm Chasers was named catcher on the 2014 Pacific Coast League All-Star team by managers and media representatives.

8/25/2014 | Hosmer makes progress by seeing pitches

Eric Hosmer stood in the batter's box on Monday afternoon and took some pitches. Literally took some pitches, because he's not permitted to swing at them.

8/25/2014 | Royals great Montgomery returns to TV booth

Royals television broadcaster Jeff Montgomery was back in the booth on Monday night, making a quick recovery from hip surgery.

8/25/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 24

Omaha lost Game 1 at Reno on a walk-off sacrifice fly. The Storm Chasers built a 3-0 lead in the first, with Francisco Pena hitting his 27th home run. Pena is third in the league in homers and one behind teammate Carlos Peguero. Johnny Giavotella doubled twice, bringing his total to 31, which is tied for third in the league. John Lamb pitched five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) with two strikeouts.

8/24/2014 | Yankees head back to KC for makeup game

Derek Jeter's farewell tour will head to Kansas City for "one night only" when the Yankees play a makeup game Monday against the first-place Royals. The pit stop will finish a four-game series that was rained out in early June and feature James Shields and Michael Pineda on the hill.

8/24/2014 | Royals win challenge on inning-ending DP

The Royals pulled off an inning-ending double play in the seventh inning on Sunday by prevailing in an instant-replay challenge.

8/24/2014 | Royals stymied by Texas as Central lead drops to 2

So the Texas Rangers were short of pitching and had to use a spot starter on Sunday and, wouldn't you know, the Kansas City bats were stilled. Scott Baker and his bullpen buddies contrived to cool off the Royals, 3-1, on a sun-drenched, 96-degree afternoon at Globe Life Park.

8/24/2014 | Royals to pay tribute to Jeter on Monday night

The Royals, because of a rainout, will hold a delayed tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for his distinguished playing career which ends this season.

8/24/2014 | Holland not dwelling on back-to-back 40-save seasons

Although Greg Holland is the first Kansas City closer to record back-to-back 40-save seasons since Dan Quisenberry in 1983-84, he's not dwelling on the distinction.

8/24/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 23

Royals 2014 first-round pick and sixth-ranked Royals prospect Brandon Finnegan posted a 1-2-3 sixth against NW Arkansas. Mark Threlkeld hit a two-run homer, his second in three days.

8/24/2014 | Yost's trust in Crow pays off

Royals manager Ned Yost went stalking to the mound in the ninth inning on Saturday night with every intention of replacing Aaron Crow with closer Greg Holland. Then Yost looked in Crow's eyes and saw a deeply determined, dark stare.

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