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Royals prospect Balbino Fuenmayor smashed four hits Sunday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Sunday was Fuenmayor's second four-hit game of the series. He's been ridiculously hot over his last seven games, batting .516 with 13 RBI. He's sixth in the Texas League in average (.363) and eighth in OPS (.966). If Fuenmayor continues at this rate, he won't have to toil in Double-A much longer.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 3:09 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

As a team, the Royals managed just six hits against Anibal Sanchez and company. Typically a middle-of-the-order bat, Gordon was hitting leadoff on Sunday with normal leadoff man Alcides Escobar currently nursing an injury. Gordon's hitting .269/.380/.449 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored, though he's recorded just one hit in his last 12 at-bats.
May 3 - 6:43 PM

Jeremy Guthrie struggled against the Tigers on Sunday, surrendering six runs in six innings.

The Tigers racked up eleven hits against Guthrie in the contest, with Alex Avila supplying a pair of RBI singles and Miguel Cabrera capping off the scoring with a two-run homer. Guthrie struck out one and did not walk a batter. The rough outing pushed his ERA to 6.52 and his WHIP to 1.59, to go with a 11/10 K/BB. Unfortunately for Guthrie, he'll face these same Tigers again next weekend.
May 3 - 6:29 PM

Lorenzo Cain will begin serving a two-game suspension on Sunday after dropping his appeal.

It's a little surprising that he'd drop it now and miss a game versus the division-rival Tigers, but obviously the Royals determined it was best to get it out of the way now. Cain will return to action on Wednesday against the Indians. Jarrod Dyson is handling center field Sunday.
May 3 - 11:06 AM

Greg Holland (pectoral) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Holland got through a simulated game on Saturday with no issues. As long as he bounces back OK, he'll resume his closing duties on Tuesday, pushing Wade Davis back to a setup role. "I felt really good," Holland said. "It was exciting. I was able to execute most of my pitches. With that layoff, without really getting off the mound and facing hitters, it was very encouraging."
May 3 - 10:59 AM

Jeremy Guthrie will start for the Royals on Sunday versus the Tigers.

Jason Vargas had been listed, but the club evidently decided to make a switch. Vargas will now get the ball on Tuesday against the Indians instead.
May 3 - 10:55 AM

Lorenzo Cain's solo home run off of David Price in the 9th inning was the only run that the team managed on Saturday.

Cain's two-out solo shot drew the Royals to within 2-1, but Price finished off the complete game victory without allowing further damage. The homer was Cain's third of the season, the RBI his 13th. He's recorded a hit in four straight games and has upped his season slash to .333/.402/.500. Cain's struggled with injuries throughout his career, but he's played well through the first month of the 2015 season.
May 2 - 11:23 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on five hits to the Tigers over six innings on Saturday.

Volquez struck out four and walked three in the contest. Opposite an in-the-zone David Price, he needed to bring his A-game. The B-game didn't quite cut it. The Tigers managed a pair of runs off the right-hander on an RBI fielder's choice by Ian Kinsler in the third and an RBI single by Kinsler in the fifth. That 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable for the Royal offense. This wasn't Volquez's best outing of the season, but his numbers are still quite good. He holds 2.10 ERA and a 0.93 ERA, plus a 27/8 K/BB across 34 1/3 innings pitched. Volquez will see the Tigers again in his next start
May 2 - 11:17 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI on Friday, leading the Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

Morales got the Royals on the board with a two-run double off Kyle Lobstein in the first inning and tacked on an RBI knock in the third. He has been extremely impressive in the early going this season, slashing .323/.368/.495 with 20 RBI.
May 1 - 11:32 PM

Wade Davis worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Tigers on Friday, protecting a three-run lead to secure his fifth save of the season.

He did allow a pair of hits that brought the tying run to the dish, but was able to avert any damage. The dominating right-hander hasn't allowed a run in 10 innings on the season and boasts an 11/1 K/BB ratio.
May 1 - 11:30 PM

Chris Young delivered an impressive performance in his first start of the 2015 season on Friday, racking up nine strikeouts over five no-hit innings against the Tigers.

Had Young been stretched out, he certainly would have been able to work longer into the game. Eventually, the combined no-hitter would be broken up by a Nick Castellanos single in the eighth inning against Kelvin Herrera. While he'll shift back to the bullpen now, Young should get another opportunity the next time the Royals require a spot starter.
May 1 - 11:28 PM

Greg Holland (pectoral) will throw a simulated game on Saturday.

It's not clear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before returning, but either way Holland appears to be nearing activation. The closer is eligible to return on Sunday after missing the last couple weeks with a Grade 1 pectoral strain.
May 1 - 5:43 PM

Royals recalled INF Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha.

Calixte received just two at-bats in his week up with the big club earlier this season. He'll provide infield depth while Alcides Escobar (concussion) is out.
May 1 - 5:08 PM

Royals placed SS Alcides Escobar, retroactive to April 29, on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Escobar was injured on Wednesday when he was hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball. Royals manager Ned Yost said the results of the shortstop's concussions tests aren't back yet, but the skipper revealed that Escobar isn't 100 percent yet and the club doesn't want to take any chances. Orlando Calixte will be recalled, while Christian Colon will handle shortstop while Escobar is sidelined.
May 1 - 4:59 PM

Alcides Escobar (cheek) remains out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

Escobar has now missed two starts after being hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball on Wednesday. The Royals are hopeful that he'll be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Christian Colon is at shortstop again in Escobar's place.
May 1 - 4:39 PM


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