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9/15/2014 | Butler returns to DH in opener vs. White Sox

Billy Butler, absent from the Royals' lineup in seven of their previous nine games, returned to his familiar designated hitter role in Monday night's 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox. Butler, who went 0-for-3, has just one hit in his last 29 at-bats.

9/15/2014 | Duffy healthy, slated to throw simulated game

Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who was aiming to pitch on Tuesday against the White Sox, will instead throw a four-inning simulated game, while Liam Hendriks makes a second straight spot start. Assuming the simulated game goes well, Duffy will pitch next Monday at Cleveland.

9/15/2014 | Hendriks aims to help Royals in their playoff chase

Liam Hendriks and the Royals will continue the playoff chase when they try to make it back-to-back wins over Chris Bassitt and the White Sox on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

9/15/2014 | Royals' running men spark wild walk-off victory

Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored the tying and winning runs as Lorenzo Cain's infield single capped the Royals' wild 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night.

9/14/2014 | Brooks pitches Triple-A Omaha to PCL title

Right-hander Aaron Brooks pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha beat the Reno Aces, 4-0, on Sunday to win the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 3-2.

9/14/2014 | Bullpen hiccup costs Royals ground in Central race

Relieving Jason Vargas in a tight spot, Aaron Crow gave up a go-ahead grand slam as the Royals fell to the Red Sox, 8-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

9/14/2014 | Yost sticks with Alcides at top of lineup

No big surprise that the Royals' revised batting order, which erupted for a 7-1 victory over Boston on Saturday night, remained intact for Sunday's game.

9/14/2014 | Owner Glass hosts youth state champs squad

A group of title-winning 13-year-old baseball players were the guests of Royals owner David Glass on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

9/14/2014 | Duffy on track after successful side session

Nothing has been decided yet, but the signs are positive for left-hander Danny Duffy returning to the Royals' rotation this week.

9/14/2014 | Since promotion, Finnegan making strong impression

Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, had retired all eight batters he'd faced since being called up to the Majors this month. But in pitching a scoreless ninth inning to finish up a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night, Finnegan surrendered a single to pinch-hitter Allen Craig.

9/13/2014 | Vargas looks to put Royals atop AL Central

The Royals will look to maintain their grip on the second American League Wild Card while also attempting to overtake the Tigers in the AL Central standings in Sunday's series finale vs. the Red Sox. Kansas City will start Jason Vargas while Boston will counter with Joe Kelly.

9/13/2014 | Storm Chasers force winner-take-all Game 5

Five home runs by Triple-A Omaha pushed the Storm Chasers to a deciding Game 5 of the Pacific Coast League Championship on Sunday at their Werner Park.

9/13/2014 | Revised lineup keeps KC half-game out of first

Thanks to a new-fangled lineup and a stellar start from Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals cruised to a 7-1 win over the Red Sox to stay a half-game back of the Tigers in the American League Central.

9/13/2014 | Holland taking strong hand into pennant chase

Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss.

9/13/2014 | Storm Chasers facing elimination in PCL series

Triple-A Omaha's season was pushed to the brink of elimination with Friday's 2-1 loss to Reno in Game 3 of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series. The Storm Chasers must win on Saturday and Sunday to claim the title.

9/12/2014 | Butler returns to DH with Willingham's injury

Royals manager Ned Yost in Thursday's postgame scrum with reporters was asked about his use of Billy Butler and Josh Willingham as the club's designated hitter. But the question came from Joe Q. Fan, who wandered into the room and decided to join in.

9/12/2014 | Holland firing on all cylinders in return for KC

Royals closer Greg Holland is ready to resume pitching, manager Ned Yost said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox. Holland sat out a week after getting his 42nd save on Sept. 3 against Texas because of a tight right triceps.

9/12/2014 | Duffy excited by successful throwing session

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy picked up a baseball on Friday, threw it a bunch of times, and feels really good about it. It's still not known if Duffy will return to the rotation on Tuesday night against the White Sox, but he's making progress.

9/12/2014 | Royals drop struggle with Sox to fall out of first

Eric Hosmer's two-run jack behind Yordano Ventura wasn't enough as a three-run third aided by an error and a wild pitch hurt the Royals in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

9/12/2014 | Guthrie, KC continue playoff chase against Sox

Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals will look to snap their skid and move back into first place in the AL Central when they face Rubby De La Rosa and the Red Sox on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Storm Chasers set for Game 3 of PCL series

After splitting the first two games of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series, the Omaha Storm Chasers will meet the Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb.

9/11/2014 | Duffy says left shoulder is feeling much better

A start on Tuesday might seem iffy because, as of Thursday, Danny Duffy had not picked up a baseball since throwing one pitch last Saturday and leaving the game because of left shoulder problems. However, the initial MRI showed no structural damage, only inflammation, and the shoulder is feeling much better.

9/11/2014 | Royals reflect on 9/11 events during ceremony

A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 with remembrances of the heroism and sacrifices of that tragic day was held before Thursday night's Royals-Red Sox game at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Ventura aiming to help Royals in playoff chase

Yordano Ventura and the Royals will look to get back on track after dropping the series opener when they square off against Allen Webster and the Red Sox on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Royals' miscues thwart chance to extend lead

Liam Hendriks went just 2 1/3 innings and the defense made three errors as the Royals missed a chance to extend their AL Central lead with a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday night.

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