Kansas City Royals Podcast

Royals beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

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3/18/21: Royals Hot Stove
Royals Insider Josh Vernier is back with the latest edition of Royals Hot Stove as we discuss the Top 5 Storylines heading into the 2021 season and more!
24 min
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3/11/21: Royals Hot Stove
Josh Vernier is back with the latest edition of the Royals Hot Stove Show! Young Royals Nick Heath and Kyle Isbel stop by the show.
45 min
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3/4/21: Royals Hot Stove
Josh Vernier is back with the latest edition of the Royals Hot Stove Show! Catch all the latest buzz surrounding camp in the Cactus League. Also, hear from pitchers Brady Singer and Scott Barlow as they prepare for the 2021 season.
45 min
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2/25/21: Royals Hot Stove
Josh Vernier is back for another episode of Royals Hot Stove as Spring Training kicks into full gear! Hear from Royals top prospect Daniel Lynch and second baseman Nicky Lopez! We also break down all the buzz from camp.
45 min
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2/18/21: Royals Hot Stove
Josh Vernier is back for another episode of Royals Hot Stove, and he's joined by 2018 Draft Pick Jackson Kowar. Royals' second basement Whit Merrifield joins the show as Spring Training gets underway in Arizona.
46 min
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1/31/19: Royals Extras | Merrifield's new contract
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) discuss Whit Merrifield’s new four-year contract and what he has meant to the club. Plus, they spotlight Kyle Zimmer, who hopes for a breakout 2019 season.
13 min
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1/24/19: Royals Extras | Right-field battle, ro...
With Spring Training under a month away, MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) spotlight the right-field battle and who might get the starting nod. Plus, they break down the starting rotation and the expectations for the staff.
11 min
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1/10/19: Royals Extras | Duffy looking to bounc...
The Royals are gearing up for Spring Training with 19 non-roster invitees. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) spotlight the Royals' deep talent and discuss the tough year Danny Duffy had on the mound and how he's looking to bounce back.
11 min
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1/3/19: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Can the Royals steal 250 bases in 2019? MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince (@Castrovince) and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) break down the club's top focus this season. They also discuss the Royals' biggest needs ahead of Spring Training and where they rank in the AL Central.
11 min
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12/11/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Ned Yost speaks to the media at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas and talks about the addition of Billy Hamilton and what he brings to the club. Plus, he shares his thoughts on the possibility of eliminating the shift from the game.
26 min
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12/10/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) and Royals Reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) are in Las Vegas for the Winter Meetings and discuss the deal with speedster Billy Hamilton and how that will impact the club. Plus, they preview the upcoming Rule 5 Draft and talk about the chances Kyle Zimmer will make it to the bigs.
9 min
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12/4/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Could Billy Hamilton or James McCann be a fit in Kansas City? MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince (@Castrovince) and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB)  discuss the club's agenda for the Winter Meetings. They also break down who was non-tendered at the deadline. Plus, Royals catching coach Pedro Grifol interviews for the Orioles' manager job.
11 min
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11/27/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down the club's decisions before the non-tender deadline. They also discuss the Royals' need for a backup middle infielder, Mike Matheny's new role with the team and Nicky Lopez's chances of making the Opening Day roster.
10 min
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11/14/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down Whit Merrifield's future with the club. They also discuss the Royals' rebuilding process and outfield prospect Nick Heath's special connection with his mother. 
10 min
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11/6/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez's Gold Glove honors. They also break down why the team parted ways with Nate Karns and Brandon Maurer, Wily Peralta's new deal and Meibrys Viloria's walk-off in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game.
11 min
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11/1/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Darwin Zook and Royals Reporter, Jeffrey Flanagan breakdown the decision by the team to bring back Wily Peralta and what other offseason moves that could be in the near future. Plus, they remember senior pitching advisor, Bill Fischer who passed away Tuesday night.
11 min
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10/25/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Dani Wexelman and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down the club's future with Adalberto Mondesi and Whit Merrifield. They also discuss the AL Central's rebuilding process, Nick Pratto's growth in Class A and the young depth in the rotation. 
12 min
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10/17/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down Ned Yost's return for the 2019 season. They also discuss top prospects in the Instructional League, the latest with Danny Duffy and 40-man roster decisions.
11 min
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3/20/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Justin Grimm has been added to the Kansas City bullpen. MLB.com’s Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss where Grimm slots into the team’s bullpen and if Jorge Soler is ready to be an everyday player.
11 min
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3/15/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Mike Moustakas is back in Kansas City. MLB.com’s Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss how the new deal came about and the suspension of outfielder, Jorge Bonifacio.
9 min
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3/7/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Duda fills 1B void left by Hosmer. Royals in midst of another rebuild. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss the Royals 1-year deal with Lucas Duda and club transitioning into rebuild mode.
9 min
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2/27/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Can Mondesi make Opening Day roster? Merrifield in center field? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss Adalberto Mondesi chances at making the Opening day roster and Whit Merrifield getting more reps in centerfield.
10 min
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2/23/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Ned Yost and General Manager Dayton Moore talk to reporters at the Cactus League Media Day. They discuss developing their young players, the importance of the draft and Alex Gordon being a team leader.
6 min
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2/16/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Ned Yost, Jesse Hahn, Nathan Karns, Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier speak about the first few days in Royals Spring Training camp.
18 min
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2/8/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Who's on first for the Royals in 2018? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down the club's options for first base both internally and via free agency, as well as discussing the best things about seeing the team at Surprise Stadium during Spring Training.
11 min
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2/1/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals made a trade with A's, receiving pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer in the deal. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss why the trade was made and if it could help with their pursuit of Eric Hosmer.
10 min
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1/26/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
MLB.com's Matt Waymire caught up with Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan to talk about who he voted for on his Hall of Fame ballot, who else he thinks deserves to get inducted and the Royals signing infielder Ryan Goins.
16 min
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1/19/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Could the Royals find a way to sign a couple of their key free agents this offseason? MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan explain why the slow-moving free-agent market may be working in Kansas City's favor and why longtime baseball man Gene Lamont was hired in the front office.
12 min
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1/10/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals got some great news recently that Ned Yost is recovering well from his November fall and he is looking forward to attending Royals FanFest in late January. MLB.com's Darwin Zook and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan provide an update on Yost's recovery and they break down how the starting rotation is shaping up for 2018.
14 min
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1/5/18: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals continue to tinker with the roster this offseason and were able to trade Joakim Soria and Scott Alexander to the Chicago White Sox for prospects. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down the players that came over to the organization in the trade and discuss the reported deal that the team has offered free agent Eric Hosmer.
13 min
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12/20/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals are still hoping that their free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer will decide to return to Kansas City. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan talk about what makes Hosmer the perfect leader for this team and provide an update on Ned Yost's recovery from a dangerous fall.
12 min
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12/11/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Will Eric Hosmer be back in a Royals uniform next season? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Joe Posnanski along with Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down why the team would like to bring Hosmer back into the fold for 2018 and if Raul Mondesi will be the starting shortstop in 2018.
15 min
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12/8/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals made an addition to their pitching staff by signing Wily Peralta. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss where Peralta falls into the team's plan and talk about the loss of Mike Minor from the Kansas City bullpen.
14 min
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12/1/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Mike Moustakas is the AL Comeback Player of the Year. MLB.com's Darwin Zook and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss Moustakas putting up record numbers in 2017 and which young players are ready to step and be big contributors next season.
11 min
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11/27/17: 2017 Most Memorable Moments | Kansas ...
MLB.com takes a listen back to the most exhilarating plays and can't miss moments from the Royals' 2017 season.
9 min
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11/22/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Are the Royals in for a rebuild in 2018? MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss if the team could retain any of their key free agents and why it might be time to look toward a future rebuild in Kansas City.
14 min
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11/15/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Manager Ned Yost talks about the accident outside of his home that shattered his pelvis on November 4, how long his recovery will take and why doctors told him he is lucky to be alive.
9 min
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11/9/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Mike Moustakas won the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan break down Moose's great 2017 season and provide an update on Ned Yost after he broke his pelvis in a fall outside of his home.
13 min
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11/3/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
It should be an interesting offseason in Kansas City as they need to make some important decisions on their key free agents. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss the challenges the team faces as they try to improve on their 2017 season.
11 min
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10/27/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Could Dayton Moore be on the move? Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan and MLB.com's Matt Waymire discuss the rumors of Moore heading to the Braves' organization and give their take on this year's World Series action so far.
10 min
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10/19/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
The Royals starting rotation went through a huge transition from the beginning of the season until the end of 2017. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan discuss Jason Vargas' 18-win rollercoaster season and the successful rookie campaign of Jakob Junis.
10 min
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10/13/17: MLB.com Extras | Kansas City Royals
Mike Moustakas broke the Royals' single-season home-run record last season after connecting on 38 roundtrippers. MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Royals reporter Jeffrey Flanagan explain why this record may stand for a very long time and why this could be a team in transition this offseason.
12 min
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10/6/17 - Top Moments of 2017 | Kansas City Royals
The Royals' 2017 season was full of ups and downs, but they ultimately missed the playoffs. MLB.com reviews the best moments from this year, including Mike Moustakas breaking the franchise single-season home-run record.
4 min
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10/1/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, ARI 14
Eric Hosmer got a standing ovation before hitting a HR, but Jason Vargas fell short in his bid for a 19th victory as the D-backs won the regular-season finale, 14-2.
10 min
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9/30/17 - Game Recap: KC 4, ARI 3
Jorge Bonifacio hit a three-run homer that proved to be the difference in the Royals' 4-3 win over the D-backs.
6 min
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9/29/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, ARI 1
Ian Kennedy struck out seven batters over five innings while Whit Merrifield's solo home run sealed the win for the Royals
4 min
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9/28/17 - Game Recap: KC 1, DET 4
Paulo Orlando homered for the second straight game after Danny Duffy and Salvador Perez made early exits in a 4-1 loss to the Tigers.
5 min
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9/27/17 - Game Recap: KC 7, DET 4
Alcides Escobar and Paulo Orlando drove in four runs to propel the Royals to a 7-4 victory over the Tigers.
5 min
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9/26/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, DET 1
Jason Vargas hurled six innings of one-run ball and the Royals turned five double plays in the 2-1 victory over the Tigers.
6 min
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9/25/17- Game Recap: KC 3, NYY 11
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas went yard in back-to-back at bats at bats, but it wasn't enough for the Royals to get past the Yankees, as they lost 11-3. Ned Yost spoke to reporters after the game.
2 min
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9/24/17 - Game Recap: KC 1, CWS 8
The Royals were unable to get the bats going in their 8-1 loss.
2 min
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9/23/17 - Game Recap: KC 8, CWS 2
Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield combined for three doubles and five RBIs, leading the Royals to an 8-2 win in Chicago. Royals manager Ned Yost discusses the win.
4 min
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9/22/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, CWS 7
Jason Hammel labored after a six-run 3rd and a game-ending double play pushed Kansas City further back in the Wild Card chase in their 7-6 loss to the White Sox.
3 min
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9/21/17 - Game Recap: KC 1, TOR 0
Melky Cabrera drove in the lone run with a single while the Royals' pitching staff combined for a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 win
4 min
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9/20/17 - Game Recap: KC 15, TOR 5
The Royals scored eight in the 2nd, while Mike Moustakas set the franchise record for homers in the team's 15-5 victory
3 min
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9/19/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, TOR 5
Ian Kennedy limited the damage, but it wasn't enough for the Royals, who didn't lose any ground for the second Wild Card spot.
6 min
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9/17/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, CLE 3
In his first start off the DL, Danny Duffy was rust-free, yielding two runs (one earned) and fanning eight in five innings in the Royals 3-2 loss to the Indians. Manager Ned Yost talks about his team's loss.
3 min
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9/16/17 - Game Recap: KC 4, CLE 8
Alex Gordon hit his 7th homer, but Jason Hammel labored during a key 6th as K.C. stayed 4 back of a WC spot.
3 min
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9/15/17 - Game Recap: KC 4, CLE 3
Lorenzo Cain notched three hits, a run and the go-ahead RBI to lead the Royals in ending Cleveland's record win streak at 22.
4 min
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9/14/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, CLE 3 - F/10
Jakob Junis allowed just one run, but Kelvin Herrera couldn't close the door and the Indians walked off in the 10th.
4 min
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9/12/17 - Game Recap: KC 4, CWS 3
Ned Yost talks about pitching, Brandon Moss discusses his grand slam and Sam Gaviglio breaks down his first win as a Royal.
5 min
62
9/11/17 - Game Recap: KC 4, CWS 11
Ned Yost and Jason Hammel discuss the Royals' loss.
6 min
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9/10/17 - Game Recap: KC 11, MIN 3
The Royals scored six runs in the 2nd and added four more in the 7th, including a Brandon Moss homer, to beat the Twins, 11-3
4 min
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9/9/17 - Game Recap: KC 5, MIN 2
Eric Hosmer, Royals Manager Ned Yost and Jake Junis on big 5-2 win over Minnesota Twins.
6 min
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9/8/17 - Game Recap: KC 5, MIN 8
The Royals worked their way to a one-run deficit in the 7th inning, but the Twins added insurance runs in the eighth to beat the Royals, 8-5. Manager Ned Yost discusses the loss.
4 min
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9/7/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, MIN 4
Alex Gordon's hit aided a two-run 5th, but he couldn't corral a pop fly in the 9th as lost 4-2, with the Royals falling 3 1/2 back of a Wild Card spot.
4 min
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9/6/17 - Game Recap: KC 13, DET 2
Salvador Perez belted two home runs and Whit Merrifield went 3-for-6 with three RBIs to lead the Royals to a 13-2 win.
3 min
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9/5/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, DET 13
Ned Yost breaks down the Royals' 13-2 loss to the Tigers.
7 min
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9/4/17 - Game Recap: DET 6, KC 7
Alex Presley hit an RBI triple and Nicholas Castellanos hit a three-run homer in the 9th, but Artie Lewicki allowed five runs in his big league debut as the Royals won 7-6.
8 min
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9/3/17 - Game Recap: KC 5, MIN 4
Melky Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain combined to score four of the Royals' five runs to help the Royals defeat the Twins, 5-4
4 min
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9/2/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, MIN 17
From start to finish the Royals were unable to generate any offense and this would lead to their 0-17 loss. Royals manager Ned Yost on huge loss
3 min
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9/1/17 - Game Recap: KC 7, MIN 6
Mike Moustakas belted a three-run homer in the 3rd to tie for most homers by a Royal in a season, powering the club to a 7-6 win.
6 min
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8/30/17 - Game Recap: KC 3, TB 5
Whit Merrifield collected two hits and three RBIs, but Jason Vargas struggled on the mound as he picked up the loss. Royals manager Ned Yost discusses the 3-5 loss to the Rays.
7 min
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8/29/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, TB 2
The Royals got home runs from Whit Merrifield, Jorge Bonifacio and Eric Hosmer to back Jake Junis' solid start for a 6-2 win. Royal's manager Ned Yost talks about the win at home.
3 min
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8/28/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, TB 12
The Royals extend their scoreless streak to 43 innings as they lose to the Rays, 12-0. Royals manager Ned Yost talks about the blowout loss and the team's offensive drought.
3 min
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8/27/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, CLE 12
The Royals were forced to go to their bullpen early as Celeveland scored all 12 of their runs by the end of the 2nd inning in KC's 12-0 loss to the Tribe. Ned Yost spoke to reporters after the game.
3 min
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8/26/17 Game Recap: CLE, 4, KC 0
The Royals only accounted for four total hits with no RBI's in their 4-0 loss to the Indians.
2 min
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8/25/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, CLE 4
Royals manager Ned Yost discusses the 4-0 loss to the Indians
2 min
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8/24/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, COL 3
Despite two home runs in the first inning, the Rockies blasted a go-ahead two run home run in the eighth which lead to the 2-3 loss. Royals manager Ned Yost discusses loss.
6 min
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8/23/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, COL 4
Eric Hosmer goes 3-for-4 and hits the walk-off home run to give the Royals a 6-4 win over the Rockies. Manager Ned Yost discusses the win.
9 min
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8/22/17 - Game Recap: KC 3, COL 2
Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the 6th and Salvador Perez collected two hits and one RBI in the Royals' 3-2 win. Manager Ned Yost discusses Kelvin Herrera's health, Salvador Perez on his return to the lineup, Danny Duffy on his start and Scott Alexander on his save.
6 min
82
8/20/17: Game Recap - KC 7, CLE 4
Alcides Escobar and Cheslor Cuthbert each had three RBIs while Jason Hammel pitched six solid innings in the Royals' 7-4 win. Ned Yost discussed his team after the game.
4 min
83
8/19/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, CLE 5
Ned Yost talks about the Royals' loss to the Indians.
4 min
84
8/18/17 - Game Recap: KC 1, CLE 10
Brandon Moss' solo home run in the 2nd inning was the only run scored in the Royals' 10-1 loss to the Indians. Manager Ned Yost discussed the loss.
4 min
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8/16/17 - Game Recap: KC 7, OAK 6
Alex Gordon delivers a clutch go-ahead single in the 9th inning while Kelvin Herrera notched the save in the 7-6 victory. Manager Ned Yost discusses the win.
3 min
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8/15/17 - Game Recap: KC 8, OAK 10
Royals manager Ned Yost discusses the club's tough 10-8 loss.
4 min
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8/14/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, OAK 2
Cam Gallagher belted a grand slam for his first career home run as Jake Junis tossed six strong innings to earn the win. Gallagher, Junis and Ned Yost discuss the win after the game.
7 min
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8/13/17 - Game Recap: KC 14, CWS 6
The Royals' bats led by a five-RBI showcase by Whit Merrifield and four hits from Drew Butera, sunk the White Sox in a 14-6 win. Merrifield and Ned Yost talk about the win after the game.
4 min
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8/12/17 - Game Recap: KC 5, CWS 4
Royals manager Ned Yost talks about his team's 5-4 win and Melky Cabrera discusses his performance against his former club, the White Sox.
5 min
90
8/11/17 - Game Recap: KC 3, CWS 6
Ned Yost discusses the 6-3 loss to the White Sox
4 min
91
8/10/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, STL 8
After St. Louis hit a go-ahead grand slam, Brandon Moss just missed a tying one and Lorenzo Cain & co. fell short.
2 min
92
8/9/17 - Game Recap: KC 5, STL 8
Ned Yost discusses Trevor Cahill's difficult night.
5 min
93
8/8/17 - Game Recap: KC 3, STL 10
Royals manager Ned Yost talks about their 10-3 loss to the Cardinals.
4 min
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8/6/17 - Game Recap: KC 7, SEA 8
Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas each hit two-run home runs, while Danny Duffy allows seven runs in the twin-bill opener.
3 min
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8/6/17 - Game Recap: KC 9, SEA 1
Jake Junis allowed one run over eight dominant innings while the Royals' offense slugged three homers, leading to a 9-1 win. Junis and Ned Yost discuss the win after the doubleheader.
3 min
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8/4/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, SEA 5
Manager Ned Yost talks about the Royals' 5-2 loss to the Mariners
4 min
97
8/3/17 - Game Recap: KC 6, SEA 4
Ned Yost and Brandon Moss talk about the Royals' win in Kansas City.
5 min
98
8/2/17 - Game Recap: KC 0, BAL 6
Royals manager Ned Yost talks about their 6-0 loss to the Orioles.
5 min
99
8/1/17 - Game Recap: KC 2, BAL 7
Ian Kennedy and Ned Yost talk about the Royals' loss to the Orioles.
7 min
100
7/31/17 - Game Recap: KC 1, BAL 2
Ned Yost and Lorenzo Cain discuss the Royals' 2-1 loss.
4 min