In the late ‘80s, conventional wisdom suggested Bethel would not compete in the MIAC in football. Back then Steve Johnson showed up, and the Royals are playing in their ninth NCAA playoff. He’s got discipline but he’s got a connection to his players that creates a culture.
With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday.
The Kansas City bullpen picked up starter Danny Duffy when he labored in his return from Tommy John surgery, keeping the Minnesota Twins guessing Wednesday night and sending the Royals to a 5-2 victory and series win.
Andrew Albers allowed four hits while pitching into the ninth inning in his major league debut Tuesday night, easily outdueling Royals ace James Shields and leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-0 victory over Kansas City. The first big leaguer from Saskatchewan in more than 20 years, Albers at one point retired 15 straight.
Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and then scored the go-ahead run for Kansas City on an error by Minnesota, and the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Ervin Santana heard his name bandied about in trade rumors in recent weeks, with yet another season threatening to swirl down the drain in Kansas City.
Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals’ franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
Mike Pelfrey gave his fan section little to applaud against the Kansas City Royals. Pelfrey gave up five runs in the first and lasted just two innings as the Minnesota Twins lost 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Before freshman Rachel Parupsky even donned a Bethel basketball jersey, she came all too close to giving it up.
Denard Span had a game-ending RBI double in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer is not in the lineup for the second straight night after being scratched in the series opener against Kansas City with back spasms.
Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.