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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles in Friday's win over the Twins.

Cain was all over the place in this contest. He would drive in a run with a single in the third inning and score both the game-tying run in the eighth and the game-winning run in the 10th as the Royals improved to 45-32 for the season. He's now racked up nine hits in his last 16 at-bats.
Jul 4 - 12:46 AM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.

Morales' RBI single in the eighth inning might have been the most important hit of the game, as it knotted the score at 2-2 and allowed the Royals to eventually win in extras without having to face lock-down closer Glen Perkins. For his part, Morales is slashing .286/.347/.466 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in what's been a nice season to this point.
Jul 4 - 12:41 AM

Jeremy Guthrie pitched a strong game in earning a no-decision against the Twins on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Despite Guthrie's strong performance, the pitcher did not receive a decision in the game, as the contest was knotted at 2-2 until the Royals snapped the tie in the bottom of the 10th inning. Guthrie struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA to a still-awful 5.42. He also holds a 1.46 WHIP. None of these numbers are good, obviously. Guthrie will try to repeat his results from Friday when he faces the Rays in a home start next Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 12:25 AM

Royals purchased the contract of INF Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman, 28, has hit .303/.383/.469 with seven homers and seven steals between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Jul 3 - 3:38 PM

Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.

Colon hasn't been playing much of late and has picked up just one hit in 16 plate appearances since the beginning of June. Dusty Coleman has replaced him on the roster.
Jul 3 - 3:36 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) singled and drew a walk in four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Hosmer had missed the last three games with a minor left ring finger sprain. He should be fine.
Jul 3 - 8:51 AM

Chris Young gave up one run over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.

His only blemish was an RBI triple from Danny Santana in the fifth inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Young gave up a total of six hits while walking one and striking out a pair. After being hammered for seven runs against the Red Sox on June 21, the veteran right-hander has turned in back-to-back solid starts. He'll bring a 2.64 ERA into a start against the Rays next week.
Jul 2 - 11:38 PM

Alex Rios went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Thursday against the Twins.

Rios is batting just .188 since returning from the disabled list at the end of May. He has only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in that time.
Jul 2 - 11:36 PM

Yordano Ventura (hand) will likely make another minor league rehab start.

Ventura, out since June 13 with ulnar neuritis, allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday at Triple-A Omaha. He still felt a very slight numbness in his hand, so the Royals want to play things safe before activating him.
Jul 2 - 5:25 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea (abdomen) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits in five innings on Monday for High-A Wilmington.

He struck out eight batters in the outing without issuing a walk. Manaea was moved up to Wilmington after making his season debut in the Rookie Arizona League the previous week. The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 3.11 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .228 opponents’ batting average, 4.0 BB/9 and 10.8 K/9 in 121 2/3 innings (25 starts) last season in his professional debut for Wilmington. Assuming he stays healthy, Manaea likely will spend a majority of the 2015 season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Jul 2 - 1:38 PM

Royals prospect RHP Kyle Zimmer has been promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Zimmer’s season didn’t begin until late May as a result of setbacks in his recovery from a shoulder injury. However, the 22-year-old right-hander has been sharp over the last month while working out of the bullpen for Low-A Lexington, posting a 1.13 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 21/6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 16 innings (nine appearances). He’ll now return to the Texas League, where he made four outstanding starts (18 2/3 IP, 1.93 ERA, 27/5 K/BB) at the end of the 2013 season. Zimmer has struggled to stay healthy during his career, but the 2012 first-rounder's upside is still huge.
Jul 2 - 12:57 PM

Yordano Ventura (hand) allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday at Triple-A Omaha.

Ventura walked three but struck out four and gave up only three hits. It may be enough to convince the Royals that the 24-year-old right-hander is ready to return from the disabled list. He's been on the shelf since June 13 with ulnar neuritis.
Jul 2 - 9:05 AM

Edinson Volquez yielded five runs in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Volquez struck out eight and walked just one while aiming for his fifth straight win tonight, but he was undone by a couple of homers. It's the first time all year that he's allowed five earned runs.
Jul 2 - 12:36 AM

Eric Hosmer (finger) took some soft-toss swings on Wednesday.

Hosmer remains out of the lineup, but he's working toward a return in the coming days. The first baseman also planned to play catch and field some grounders before Wednesday's game. The left ring finger sprain is still day-to-day at this point.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Royals 3B prospect Balibino Fuenmayor leads the Texas League with 15 home runs this season.

Fuenmayor has emerged as a legitimate Triple Crown candidate. He's second in RBI (50) and batting average (.348) and leads the league in total bases (165), slugging (.585) and OPS (.966). The 25-year-old has hit .375 during his six-game hitting streak and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Fuenmayor doesn't have much left to prove in Double-A. The next stop before the majors is Triple-A Omaha.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:19 PM


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