Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.
Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
The Tampa Bay Rays have dominated the Miami Marlins in their recent interleague matchups, including a pair of remarkable outings from James Shields.