// Kansas City Royals

Royals Bash Red Sox, 12-9

Tim Wakefield, easily the team’s No. 3 starter all season, has definitely slipped to No. 5 or worse after back troubles have derailed his season. The knuckleballer gave all he could Monday night against the Royals, going five innings and allowing four runs on five hits and seven walks. But, thanks to the Sox offense, he […]

Royals Look to Cool Off Red Sox

The Red Sox, winners of 10 of 11 games, are nearing a playoff spot once again. The lead over the Rangers is stretched to eight games, leaving the magic number at just seven, and they also sit just five back of the Yankees for the East crown. Kansas City will be the penultimate road series, […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

A “Royal” Disappointment: Red Sox Lose Again at Fenway

The Red Sox dropped the ball again last night with their first game against the Kansas City Royals, blowing a four-run lead that led to the 8-6 loss at Fenway. It started out with a bang. David Ortiz blasted his 300th career homer for two runs, and the Sox were up 3-0 at the end […]

Crisp-less Royals Come to Boston

Coco Crisp will miss the Royals first trip to Boston since his offseason trade to the Royals, which netted the Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez and resolved the center field muddle, giving Jacoby Ellsbury the full-time gig. Crips’s season ended prematurely with surgery on his right rotator cuff and now appears to be having similar surgery on his […]

Video: Bird Helps Indians Beat Royals

The Royals have found many ways to lose over the years. But, Thursday night’s loss against the Indians takes the cake. Other than those ridiculous midges helped the Indians beat the Yankees in the 2007 playoffs, I don’t remember animals or bugs directly leading to the result of a game. Thursday, the Indians received help from […]

TGIF: Zack Greinke Owners Beware!

All good things must come to an end. Oh, and they will. Currently, Kansas City’s Zack Greinke is the best pitcher in fantasy baseball. The first month of the season has seen Greinke win all five of his starts which include two complete games and two starts with at least 10 strikeouts. However, this kind […]

Coco Crisp Traded to Royals

Kansas City radio station WHB 810 is reporting that Red Sox on again, off again starting center fielder (My) Coco Crisp has been traded to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez. Crisp enjoyed a bounce back year in a Sox uni, hitting .283 with seven homers, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in split time […]

Red Sox Lose Ground on Rays with Uneven Week

The Red Sox opened the week with a tough loss to an inferior Royals team before taking the series.  They traveled to Chicago for a gritty series with the White Sox and earned a tough split.  However, the Rays continued to play well and have already set a single-season franchise win record with almost two months […]

Sox Bats Wake Up Against Royals

Things are really different without Manny Ramirez. First, the Red Sox are actually winning again…and when they lose it feels like a moral triumph. Despite the piling victories since the trade, Terry Francona has had to juggle the lineup around without Ramirez to find what he likes. Slumps by Jacoby Ellsbury and Coco Crisp have […]

Drew, Lowell Slam Royals to Complete Sweep

J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell each hit grand slams to help Daisuke Matsuzaka earn his eighth win in as many decisions as the Red Sox beat the Royals 11-8. Daisuke had his control trouble, but still pitched well through 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and six walks with seven strikeouts. The […]

Colon Wins in Red Sox Debut

Bartolo Colon needed only 74 pitches to earn the win in his Red Sox debut. The burly veteran went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts to help the Sox win 6-3. The Sox were helped by 12 hits and four walks to put the pressure on Royals […]

Masterson Strong Again in Win Over Royals

Justin Masterson was called up to start the second game of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals, and in his second-career major league start, he dominated in a 2-1 Red Sox win. The Sox rookie pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks to go along with five strikeouts. The Sox scored […]