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Royals Review

Bradford Lee

A look back at the career of Bruce Dal Canton

Overlooked cog.

Bruce Dal Canton was a player who was often overlooked during his eleven-year career. The oversights started early for Dal Canton. After a stellar American Legion career, Dal Canton was overlooked by scouts and instead elected to play college ball at his hometown university, the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans. Cal U for short.

Dal Canton was a star at Cal U, leading the Vulcans to the 1962 NAIA National tournament. He recorded a 1.30 ERA that season,...

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Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Royals Rumblings - News for July 6, 2022

Look at those PAWS. This pup has some growing to do! | Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Today is Wednesday, not Tuesday.

An injury update:

X-rays were negative for fractures on Bobby Witt Jr.’s hand tonight, the #Royals say. Based on symptoms (swelling), there may be additional testing, and he’s considered day to day. But club is optimistic tonight.

— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) July 6, 2022

At the mothership, Anne Rogers profiled pitching prospect Ben Kudrna:

The other impressive thing...

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Matthew LaMar

Umpires, Royals pitching have a terrible night in 9-7 loss to Astros

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke (23) reacts after Houston Astros first baseman Aledmys Diaz (16) (not pictured) hits a single in the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park. | Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Awful pitching, but the umpiring was also terrible

Normally, I like to try and keep editorializing to a minimum in recaps. Weird stuff happens in games all the time, and you can draw just about any conclusion you’d like from a given game if you’re looking for it. But...

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Matthew LaMar

Game 79 Thread: Royals vs. Astros

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) reacts at the end of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves during game four of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. | Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Greinke on the mound

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the baseball season? By the time I write about another game, we will have been halfway through the year. Crazy.

Tonight, Zack Greinke and the Royals will face the very good Houston Astros.

Royals lineup

Here's how...

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Matthew LaMar

The Royals can fix their roster in one fell swoop before the trade deadline

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield (15) is congratulated by third baseman Hunter Dozier (17) after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Play the kids.

The Royals have spent the last three months seemingly in a contest to lose as many games as possible in the widest variety of disappointing ways as possible. It has been a grueling experience, not the least of which because the...

Royals Review

Minda Haas Kuhlmann

This Week in the Minors: Naturals score 60 runs

Nick Loftin hit four home runs as part of a 60-run outburst for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals this week. | USA TODAY NETWORK

This Week in the Minors: Massey homers thrice; Naturals explode for 60 runs at Amarillo; Fireflies sweep GreenJackets

‘This Week in the Minors’ is our weekly look at notable performances from all over the system, from big-name prospects and less-heralded guys alike. The mission is to answer this simple question: “Who had a good week?”

This Week in the...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for July 5, 2022

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Could Andrew Benintendi be traded soon?

Royals Rumblings - News for July 5, 2022

The Royals blew a lead on Sunday to drop the series opener against Houston.

“That’s one of the tougher ones of the season,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said of the loss. “(Jonathan) Heasley comes out and responds after the offense comes out and gives us some room to work. The guys were doing a great job of keeping the pressure on.

“Heasely kept getting the shutdown...

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Jeremy Greco

Bullpen collapses, Royals lose 7-6

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There are positives to take from this game but the disappointment is still real.

This game started out so well too.

Whit Merrifield struck out swinging on what would have been ball four but the next four Royals all reached base and before Jonathan Heasley ever took the mound, Hunter Dozier’s two-RBI single had given him a lead to work with. In the second inning, the Royals scored another pair of runs, this time on an Andrew Benintendi single. Finally, in the...

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Jeremy Greco

Game thread LXXVIII: Royals at Astros

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This could get painful

Today the Royals open a four-game series against the Houston Astros. The Astros, if you haven’t been paying attention, have the second-most wins in baseball. The Royals are tied with the third-fewest. On paper, this series is unlikely to favor the Royals at all. But there’s a reason they actually play the games and hopefully among those reasons will be a Royals win this afternoon.

The Royals will send...

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David Lesky

Houston Astros Series Preview: They are a lot better than the Royals

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Not only are the Astros good, but they’re playing about as well as possible right now too.

It’s kind of hard to imagine how bad this might get. The Houston Astros recently completed a stretch of nine games against the Mets and Yankees, the best team in the NL and the best in the AL (and all of baseball) and went 7-2. They do everything well with maybe their bullpen their only minor weakness and that’s something I fully expect they’ll address at the...

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Emmanuel Rivera, Edward Olivares power Royals past Tigers

Emmanuel Rivera and Edward Olivares homered and drove in two runs apiece as the visiting Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday afternoon.

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Ryan Landreth

A SUNDAY VICTORY! Royals 7, Tigers 4

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, at long last, the Royals won on a Sunday!

It was an unusual game and an even more bizarre viewing experience on Sunday afternoon, but the Royals picked up just their third Sunday victory of the season, beating the Detroit Tigers, 7-4 at Comerica Park.

Let’s start with the broadcast. It was an “announcer-less broadcast,” or at least, that’s what it was dubbed by Peacock in the description. When people weren’t actually talking, it was a...

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Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Royals vs. Tigers morning game thread

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It’s Sunday morning; let’s play some ball!

Good morning, Royals fans!

Today’s morning matchup between the Kansas City Royals (28-48) and the Detroit Tigers (30-46) will begin at 11:05 a.m. central time.

Brady Singer gets the nod for the Royals, who hope to bounce back from yesterday’s disheartening loss.

Here’s how the Royals will line up behind him:

Brady Singer heads to the mound for the deciding game of our series vs. the Tigers.#TogetherRoyal...

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Royals vs. Tigers Prediction and Odds for Sunday, July 3 (Is Something Wrong With Tarik Skubal?)

The Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals in the final matchup of a three-game series this morning at 12:05 PM EST. Both squads are struggling and hope to avoid the AL Central basement.

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Jack Johnson

Royals blow it in the ninth, fall to Tigers 4-3

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Uggggggh. Again?

Despite holding a lead into the ninth inning, the Royals bullpen coughed it up and allowed the Tigers to come back and win 4-3. The loss moves the Royals to 1.5 games back of Detroit for fourth place in the AL Central.

Kansas City got off to a hot start in the top of the first. With the bases loaded and one out, Hunter Dozier roped an RBI-double to make it 2-0. However, the Tigers responded with a run in the home half to cut the lead in half....

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Royals activate Joel Payamps, outright Daniel Mengden

Payamps was placed on the COVID list on June 13, and he returned to the field last week to make a trio of Triple-A outings as part of a rehab assignment.

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Jack Johnson

Royals vs. Tigers

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Series win?

Kansas City Royals (28-47) @ Detroit Tigers (29-46)

LHP Kris Bubic (1-5, 7.45 ERA) vs. RHP Beau Brieske (1-6, 4.55 ERA)

First pitch — 3:10 p.m. CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Tonight’s Lineup:

Here's how we will take the field behind Kris Bubic this afternoon in Detroit.#TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/uBPCZ3W0On

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 2, 2022

Yardbarker: Kansas City Royals

Vinnie Pasquantino, Royals look for more success vs. Tigers

Vinnie Pasquantino gave the visiting Kansas City Royals a jolt in the opener of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Playing in his third major league game, Pasquantino lined a home run for his first hit to help the Royals collect a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

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Royals vs. Tigers prediction and odds for Sat., 7/2: Singer gives Royals edge

The Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals this afternoon at in a battle of two of the more disappointing teams in MLB. Each squad thought they'd improve in 2022, but both are looking for answers as we approach the trade deadline. There's still a good bet to be made.

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Max Rieper

Weekend Rumblings - News for July 2, 2022

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Vinnie goes yard for the first time in the big leagues.

Weekend Rumblings - News for July 2, 2022

Vinnie Pasquantino was thrilled about his first MLB home run, despite some confusion as to whether it was a home run.

“I didn’t really imagine anything, but I’m really happy with how it went, and I think I’m a little bit happier that there was some drama involved with it,” Pasquantino said. “I got tagged out by Javy Báez on second base on my first...

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