Right-hander Brandon Maurer gave up a game-tying home run to Carlos Correa in the eighth inning, and the Astros added two more runs in the inning off Maurer and left-hander Tim Hill for a 7-4 win and a sweep of the three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was ejected in the bottom of the third inning by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield left Sunday's series finale against the Astros in the second inning after fouling a pitch off his left knee. He was diagnosed with a contusion and is day to day.
This Father's Day is especially sentimental for Royals pitcher Justin Grimm, as it's his first as a father. Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is also celebrating his first Father's Day. His wife, Stephanie, gave birth to a son, Colton, on June 24, 2017. Peacock was looking forward to heading home to Houston late Sunday to see…
The Royals made several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, starting with the expected one, placing outfielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list because of a broken metatarsal bone in his left foot which will sideline him at least six weeks.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings in a 10-2 loss to the Astros on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Right-hander Ian Kennedy (1-6, 5.13 ERA) takes the mound for the Royals as they open a three-game set with the Rangers at 7:15 p.m. CT on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Kennedy pitched his best game of the season on Tuesday against the Reds, throwing eight scoreless innings while permitting just three hits. Right-hander Bartolo Colon…
Royals right-hander Jakob Junis had struck out Evan Gattis twice with a heavy dose of sliders. And Junis had Gattis looking confused again on sliders in his third at-bat. But then Junis tried to power a 94-mph four-seam fastball past Gattis, who instead turned it around and belted it for a grand slam to left-center…
Right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' first-round Draft pick in 2012 and whose baseball dreams have been derailed because of injuries, is participating in a increasingly popular training program that the team hopes will resurrect his career.