Player News - Royals

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5, drove in a run and scored twice against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Moustakas singled to drive in the first of nine runs the Royals would score in the seventh inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the ninth inning that prompted the ejection of reliever Bruce Rondon. Moustakas is having by far the best season of his career. He is slashing .275/.303/.563 with 29 bombs and 65 RBI. The only thing he doesn't do is steal bases. He has already blown past his career high of 22 home runs in a season and is sneaking up on his career high of 82 RBI.
Jul 27 - 1:24 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-6 at the plate and scored three runs in a blowout win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

One of the hits was a double. He is now batting .268/.338/.413 with 11 home runs, 57 runs scored and 30 RBI. He has stolen 16 bases without being caught.
Jul 27 - 1:17 AM

Whit Merrifield went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and an RBI versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

He joined in the fun as the Royals laced 22 hits and scored 16 runs. All three of his hits were singles. He has a .294 batting average with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 352 plate appearances. He has stolen 16 bases and been caught only twice, including once today.
Jul 27 - 1:12 AM

Eric Hosmer went 5-for-6 with a grand slam, five runs, six RBI and a stolen base as his team crushed the Tigers on Wednesday.

He blasted a grand slam off reliever Warwick Saupold in the Royals' nine-run seventh-inning outburst. Hosmer singled four times in the ballgame, two of which drove in runs. He scored every time he reached base. The monster evening boosted his triple slash to .319/.375/.501 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI on the season.
Jul 27 - 1:07 AM

Ian Kennedy took home an easy win by allowing one run in six innings during a 16-2 smoking of the Tigers on Wednesday.

The game was actually pretty close while Kennedy was pitching. He left with a 4-1 lead then watched from the dugout as his teammates turned the game into a laugher in the late innings. Kennedy allowed just three base hits and two walks while striking out four in the contest. He improves to 4-6 with a 4.43 ERA in 19 starts.
Jul 27 - 1:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, who was acquired from the Padres on Monday and will make his Royals debut this weekend against the Red Sox. Flynn did not make an appearance during his short stay with Kansas City.
Jul 26 - 1:27 PM

Salvador Perez (rib) said he expects to catch Wednesday against the Tigers.

Perez made an early exit from Tuesday night's victory in Detroit after experiencing tightness around his rib cage, but he should ultimately be fine. The star catcher had a similar issue earlier this year, though that was on the other side of his body.
Jul 25 - 10:39 PM

Whit Merrifield clubbed his 11th home run of the season on Tuesday, powering the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

Merrifield got the Royals started with a bang, crushing a leadoff homer off of Michael Fulmer. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. With the two-hit attack, he's now slashing an impressive .291/.334/.491 with 11 homers and 42 RBI.
Jul 25 - 10:22 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 and scored a run as the Royals topped the Tigers on Tuesday.

The rookie outfielder led the fourth inning off with a single and came around to score on an RBI single by Eric Hosmer. He has settled in nicely to the second spot in the M's lineup and is hitting .263/.333/.464 with 14 homers and 31 RBI on the year.
Jul 25 - 10:20 PM

Kelvin Herrera slammed the door on the Tigers in the ninth inning on Tuesday, protecting a two-run advantage to earn his 21st save.

Herrera retired all three hitters he faced in order, one by way of the strikeout. The hard-throwing right-hander owns a disappointing 4.28 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season while converting 21 of his 24 save chances.
Jul 25 - 10:17 PM

Danny Duffy earned his seventh victory of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Tigers to one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The left-hander walked one and punched out four on the night. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by James McCann in the fourth inning. Duffy now sits at 7-6 on the season with a 3.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 79/28 K/BB ratio across 101 frames. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Monday.
Jul 25 - 10:14 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Tuesday night's game against the Tigers with rib tightness.

It's being called a precautionary exit and Salvy is considered day-to-day for now. He was 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout before getting replaced behind the plate by Drew Butera.
Jul 25 - 9:30 PM

Trevor Cahill will make his Royals debut on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Cahill was acquired from the Padres on Monday as part of a six-player deal. The resurgent 29-year-old has posted a 3.69 ERA and 72/24 K/BB ratio in 61 innings over 11 starts this season while also missing time with a shoulder injury. It's a tough first matchup, but the Royals are hoping he can be a stabilizing force for their rotation down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 3:01 PM

Royals optioned RHP Jake Junis to Triple-A Omaha.

Junis gets the boot with the recently-acquired Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter added to the active roster. The 24-year-old owns a 5.50 ERA over nine appearances (including six starts) this season.
Jul 25 - 2:46 PM

Jorge Bonifacio finished 3-for-5 with a homer as the Royals defeated the Tigers on Monday.

Bonifacio has now homered in three consecutive starts for the hard-charging Royals. The 24-year-old outfielder owns a respectable .259/.331/.464 batting line with 14 home runs in 76 games this season.
Jul 24 - 11:35 PM


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