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Kansas City Royals

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.


Tim Lincecum

Lincecum Hit Hard But Giants Rally Past Royals

Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and 7 runs, including 3 homers, but the Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.


KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals sits in the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Looks To Harness Blazing Fastball

The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.


Major League Baseball

Ex-Giants Minor Leaguer Joins MLB Class-Action Suit Over Wages

A lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball in federal court in San Francisco appears to be the nation’s first attempted class-action case claiming the players aren’t paid the minimum wage, their lawyer said Tuesday.


A.J. Griffin

A’s Score Early In 10-4 Rout Of Royals

Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs to cap a big series for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also went deep and the A’s beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Sunday.


Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals is called safe by umpire Eric Cooper #56 as Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics is late applying the tag during the game at Kauffman Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A’s Suffer Late Collapse In 4-3 Loss To Royals

The A’s twice squandered leads thanks to their three errors, and a balky bullpen and some poor base running contributed to a disheartening 4-3 defeat on Saturday.


LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is guarded by Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 30, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Place For Flopping In The NBA

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – LeBron James of the Heat and David West and Lance Stephenson of the Pacers were fined $5,000 each for flopping during their Eastern Conference playoff game Tuesday. It’s against NBA rules […]


Eric Sogard

Cespedes Homer Helps A’s Complete Sweep Of Royals

The A’s beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.


Eric Sogard #28 and Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics are congratulated by teammates after Sogard scored on a sacrifice fly by Lowrie in the sixth inning of their game against the Kansas City Royals. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Milone’s Long Skid Ends As A’s Beat Royals 2-1

Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.


Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 27, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Royals Win Over Giants 13-2

Yordano Ventura pitched three hitless innings, Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 13-2 Saturday.