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Merrifield’s 5 hits Not Enough in Finale vs. Sox

Royals.comJuly 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- As the Royals did on Saturday night, they took an early lead Sunday. And as the Royals also did Saturday night, they gave it back. Kansas City surrendered a pair of leads before falling to the Red Sox, 7-4, at Kauffman Stadium as the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep. Whit Merrifield had the first five-hit game of his career for the Royals. "He's been our most consistent pl...

Royals Sign Japanese Pitcher Kaito Yuki

KC Royals ReleaseJuly 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 8, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals today announced the signing of Japanese 16-year old pitcher Kaito Yuki.  The Osaka, Japan native just completed his junior high season in May and chose to sign a professional contract with the Royals over attending high school.  Yuki, is a 6-2, 170 lb. right-handed pitcher who was born on May 12, 2002. “We are excited to add Kaito Y...

Falcons Blank Millard North for 1st Slam Title in 25 Years

Pat StrathmanJuly 8, 2018

The Salina Falcons surpassed their win total from 2017 before their toughest tournament of the regular season. Check off another box on the already impressive list. Pitchers Ethan Kickhaefer and Seth Catania combined for a three-hitter, Brayden Pavey and Cason Long drove in runs, and the Salina Falcons shut out the Millard North SR's 2-0 for the first Kansas Grand Slam championship in 25 yea...

Keller Stumbles after Royals Provide Early Lead

Royals.comJuly 8, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- Rookie right-hander Brad Keller seemingly was cruising along with a three-run lead and two outs and no one on in the fifth. Suddenly the wheels came off. Keller gave up four runs in the inning, three on a bases-clearing double by Xander Bogaerts, and the Royals went on to lose to the Red Sox, 15-4, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City has lost eight straight and 26 ...

Hammel Burned by Early HRs in Royals’ Loss

Royals.comJuly 7, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- Royals right-hander Jason Hammel's recent struggles continued in a big way on Friday night. Hammel served up a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts, and it didn't get any better after that as the Red Sox pounded him for eight runs before he exited after two innings in the 10-5 loss at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals lost their seventh straight and have dropped 25 of 29. Hammel gav...

Central Kansas Outdoors 7-7

Pat StrathmanJuly 6, 2018

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. Bob Roberts talks about fishing prospects for our lakes as we move into the middle of summer. Bob also questions the current length limits on Walleyes and Saugeyes after seeing the results for this year from the Kansas Walleye Association tournaments. Check back next week f...

Salina Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Kansas Grand Slam

Pat StrathmanJuly 6, 2018

The 4th of July features fireworks, hamburgers and baseball. The diamonds of Salina are ready for the 28th annual Salina Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Kansas Grand Slam, presented by Salina Regional Health Center. Over 35 games take place the next four days, concluding with 17U and 19U championships. Salina has two squads in the tournament, including the Falcons, who are 21-1 on ...

University of Kansas Names Jeff Long Director of Athletics

KU Athletics ReleaseJuly 5, 2018

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod today named Jeff Long as the university’s new director of athletics. Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at the University of Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017. During that time, he trans...

KC Bats Can’t Provide Fireworks vs. Bauer, Tribe

Royals.comJuly 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- How bad is it going for the Royals? Their pitchers threw a combined four-hitter against the American League Central-leading Indians on Wednesday night and it still wasn't enough. Four Royals pitchers held the Indians down, but the Royals' offense -- last in Major League Baseball in runs scored -- couldn't produce, either, in a 3-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals have lost...

Duffy Hits Snag as Slam Sinks Royals

Royals.comJuly 4, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was cruising along Tuesday night, carrying a lead into the sixth, and looking everything like the pitcher he had been over the last seven starts, a stretch in which he posted a 2.68 ERA. But Duffy's season bugaboo -- his secondary pitches -- bit him in the sixth. Duffy hung a changeup to Cleveland's Yan Gomes, who plopped it into the left-field bull...

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