The Royals were shutout to begin their final series before the All-Star break as the Cleveland Indians did just enough to win on Friday night.
Derek Jeter returned after his nine-month layoff to help the New York Yankees defeat Kansas City in the series finale at Yankee Stadium.
Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer and Lyle Overbay added a grand slam as the Yankees pounded the Royals on Wednesday night.
Billy Butler and David Lough both hit solo home runs on Tuesday night to help lead the Royals over the New York Yankees.
Jeremy Guthrie neatly handled a nemesis and a long rain delay to pitch into the seventh inning.
Oakland jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held off a late rally by the Royals to win the series opener at Kauffman Stadium.
Lorenzo Cain smacked a grand slam in the 6th inning to lead a Royals rally in the series finale against the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is listed as day-to-day after suffering a possible concussion during Wednesday’s victory over the Indians.
David Lough hit three doubles and added the tiebreaking home run in the eight inning to help the Royals escape Minnesota with a series split.
The Royals designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment and recall Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.
Eric Hosmer provided two of Kansas City’s season-high four home runs as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Salvador Perez provided the only offense on the night for the Kansas City Royals with a solo home run as the Royals lose in Minnesota.
The Kansas City Royals send Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha and recall left-hander Will Smith. The team also reinstated Danny Duffy from the 60-day disabled list to Omaha.
The Rays led 5-3 after top prospect Wil Myers hit a grand slam for his first career home run in the sixth.
Eric Hosmer had two of the three total hits for the Royals including a solo HR but that was the lone bright spot for Kansas City in Friday’s series opener against the Chicago White Sox.
The Kansas City Royals signed LHP Sean Manaea who was the 34th overall selection in the 2013 MLB Draft.
Luther “Dummy” Taylor was considered one of the top pitchers in baseball in the early 1900s and is credited for making sign language the universal way to communicate between players and coaches on the diamond.