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Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Friday as the Royals topped the Athletics 6-4.

After dropping their first two games of the season against the Twins, the Royals got back to their winning ways on Friday. Hosmer plated the team's first run with an RBI single in the third inning and scored on a run-scoring knock by Alex Gordon. Hosmer is off to a terrific start in 2015, slashing .302/.340/.395 with a homer and nine RBI.
Apr 17 - 11:05 PM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday, preserving a two-run advantage to earn his fourth save of the season.

Holland issued one walk in the inning and surprisingly didn't record a strike out. The dominant right-hander hasn't allowed a run yet in four innings this season and owns an exceptional 0.25 WHIP and 3/1 K/BB ratio.
Apr 17 - 11:01 PM

Jeremy Guthrie gave up four runs on seven hits over six-plus innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday.

Guthrie struck out a pair without issuing a walk in the ballgame. While he wasn't outstanding, he did enough to keep his team in the ballgame and eventually they were able to pull out a victory, which is all they ask from the innings-eater. He should continue to be avoided in mixed leagues despite Wednesday's juicy matchup against the Twins.
Apr 17 - 10:58 PM

Alcides Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with a mild left knee strain after being taken out by a hard slide at second base by Brett Lawrie.

The play led to a benches-clearing altercation between the two clubs, as Lawrie slid quite a bit past the base on a ball that the Royals weren't going to be able to turn over for a double play. Luckily, he was able to avoid significant injury and the Royals are listing him as day-to-day.
Apr 17 - 10:21 PM

Paulo Orlando is starting over Jarrod Dyson in right field against the Athletics' Sonny Gray.

The presumption with Alex Rios (hand) out has been that Dyson would start against righties and Orlando against lefties in right field, but Orlando gets the call versus a righty here. It's his second straight start, as he was in left field Thursday against lefty Tommy Milone (Dyson was in right). We still like Dyson's chances of seeing more playing time, but it looks like it won't be a strict platoon.
Apr 17 - 6:00 PM

Brian Flynn will miss the next 3-5 months after being diagnosed with a torn lat muscle.

He doesn't need surgery, but the rehab is a long one. It's possible Flynn could be back at some point in August, but the Royals surely aren't counting on him this season now. The lefty didn't make the Opening Day roster despite a strong 2.57 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio over 14 innings in spring training.
Apr 17 - 5:54 PM

Royals recalled OF Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Omaha.

He's replacing Terrance Gore on the roster. Fuentes, 24, was off to a .444/.524/.500 start at Omaha at could see a bit of playing time while Alex Rios (hand) is sidelined.
Apr 17 - 1:35 PM

Royals optioned OF Terrance Gore to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Gore was only up with the big club for two days and didn't appear in a game. The Royals have replaced him on the roster with Reymond Fuentes.
Apr 17 - 1:33 PM

Jason Vargas was tagged for five runs (four earned) over three-plus innings in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.

It was his shortest outing since 2011. Vargas gave up 10 hits (including a home run to Kennys Vargas) and one walk, so 11 out of the 21 batters he faced were able to reach base. Not good. He'll bring his newly-inflated 6.00 ERA into another start against the Twins next week.
Apr 16 - 4:56 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Another big day for Cain. He clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and later had an RBI double during the Royals' ninth-inning rally. The 29-year-old now owns a ridiculous .429/.512/.714 batting line across his first nine games this season. Injuries have been an issue for him in his career, but he appears ready to build off his solid 2014 campaign.
Apr 16 - 4:52 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

Minnesota is throwing southpaw Tommy Milone, so the left-handed-hitting Gordon will take a day of rest. The 31-year-old outfielder is off to a 3-for-20 (.150) start this season. Paulo Orlando is in left field for Thursday's matinee and Jarrod Dyson is starting in right.
Apr 16 - 10:05 AM

Edinson Volquez gave up three runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

Volquez was very good once again, striking out seven and walking just one. Kyle Gibson pitched a little better, but the Royals still have to be thrilled with how Volquez has pitched on the heels of a lousy spring.
Apr 15 - 11:27 PM

Royals recalled OF Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

He's taking the roster spot of the injured Alex Rios (hand). Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando are expected to see the bulk of the starts in right field in Rios' absence, but it's possible Gore could find some at-bats, as well.
Apr 15 - 1:09 PM

Brian Flynn has traveled back to Kansas City to be examined for a possible lat muscle injury.

Flynn, who was acquired from the Marlins over the winter in the Aaron Crow deal, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha at the end of spring training. There should be more clarity on his status soon.
Apr 14 - 3:50 PM

Royals placed OF Alex Rios on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

Rios suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch during Monday's game. The Royals have yet to provide a timetable for his return, but it's going to be at least a month. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando are expected to platoon during his absence and speedster Terrance Gore is likely to take his place on the active roster. The Royals will make a corresponding roster move Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 2:47 PM

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