Web Gems: Monday, July 27

Does Evan Longoria's diving stop and throw to first from his knees top Jarrod Dyson's over-the-shoulder catch to start the double play?

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Royals roll Indians (1:01)

Royals hand Indians fifth straight loss

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a homer and 4 RBIs, and Edinson Volquez improved to 10-5 on the season as the Royals became the second team to 60 wins (Cardinals). Box score

Kendrys Morales gives Royals insurance

After Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the 5th, the Royals DH hit his 26th double of the season, scoring Lorenzo Cain and Hosmer to put Kansas City up 7-1 over the Indians. Follow live

Omar Infante hits first HR of season

The Royals 2B went deep in the second to put the Royals up 4-0 over the Indians in Cleveland. Indians RHP Cody Anderson hit LF Jarrod Dyson in the leg on the very next pitch, and both benches have been warned. Follow live

Eric Hosmer gives Royals early lead

The first baseman's 10th home run of the season was crushed to left-center to put the Royals up 3-0 over the Indians -- who have dropped four straight -- in the first. Follow live

Only minor tweaks left for Royals

Kansas City landed their ace in Johnny Cueto. It'll be much easier for the Royals to find temporary upgrades in the infield and the left corner. Updated deadline preview (Insider)

Cueto to keep No. 47

Johnny Cueto will wear his No. 47 uniform when he makes his Royals debut at Toronto on Friday. Franklin Morales gave him the number and will wear No. 45.

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Royals interested in Martin Prado?

The Miami Marlins infielder is reportedly on Kansas City's radar, perhaps as an upgrade over Omar Infante at second base. MLB rumors roundup

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Cueto trade big for AL-only owners

Eric Karabell summarizes a big weekend with an ace dealt, a no-hitter and Alex Rodriguez homering a lot.


Power rankings: Cardinals still kings

St. Louis' 63-35 record is 3 1/2 games better than any MLB team. But the team riding the Cards' coattails just made the biggest trade deadline splash so far. Royals lurking

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BBTN: McCullough on aquistion of Cueto

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star talks to Buster Olney about the Royals' acquisition of Johnny Cueto, how he impacts their clubhouse dynamic and how he'll change their approach down the stretch.


Royals enjoy pitching-friendly Sunday

First, Kansas City added an ace to its staff by trading for Johnny Cueto. Then, Yordano Ventura looked like an ace against Houston, outdueling Dallas Keuchel for his first quality start since May. Kahrl: Sunday's Top 5

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Fantasy impact of the Cueto trade

It's very simple: Johnny Cueto was already one of MLB's best starters; now he moves from a hitter's park to a pitcher's park and adds the best defensive unit in baseball. Value rises (Insider)


BBTN: Scoreboard - Streak Snapped

Buster Olney recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including the end of Zack Greinke's scoreless innings streak, the trade that send Johnny Cueto to KC and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Olney: Rangers will likely land Cole Hamels

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney covers the latest on the trade deadline, including the Royals' acquisition of Johnny Cueto, the status of David Price and the most likely destination for Cole Hamels.

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Did the Royals trade too much for Johnny Cueto? (1:54)
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Royals eye October with deal

Keith Law writes: “The acquisition of [Johnny] Cueto -- worth probably two wins in the regular season -- seems more about October, about getting that one win that eluded them last fall, than about the 11 or so starts he'll give them before the postseason begins." Did Reds get enough? (Insider)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2733rd
On Base Percentage.3246th
Slugging Percentage.4099th
Earned Run Average3.435th
Quality Starts3929th


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