Royals Minor League report: May 20.
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Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday's game prior to the bottom of the sixth inning after slamming his right hip into the fence in front of the Astros dugout chasing a foul ball off the bat of Jason Castro in the fifth at Minute Maid Park.
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 on Sunday at Oakland, which is about as good as it gets. The one at-bat that Gordon remembered most was his trip to the plate in the ninth inning -- when he struck out in a 4-3 loss.
Veteran Royals infielder Miguel Tejada returned to the starting lineup on Monday night against the Astros, starting at third base in place of the struggling Mike Moustakas. Tejada homered in his return to the city where he was the starting shortstop in 2008 and '09.
Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar tried to take a good attitude with him when he was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen this season. He did not look at the switch as a demotion, and he's enjoyed success with a sparkling 1.10 ERA in 16 1/3 innings.
Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for a pair of home runs, including a decisive three-run blast by Matt Dominguez, as the Royals endured their fourth straight loss by a run, 6-5, to the Astros on Monday night.
Astros right-hander Bud Norris feels good pitching at home and will take the mound on Tuesday -- eight days since his last start -- against Wade Davis and the Royals in the second of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
Royals Minor League report: May 19.
Alex Gordon went 4-for-5, but Yoenis Cespedes belted Kelvin Herrera's second pitch of the eighth inning over the left-field wall to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Sunday.
In addition to Alex Gordon, manager Ned Yost has tried four others in the leadoff batting order spot -- Jarrod Dyson, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and now David Lough.
When Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain bumped into the center-field wall while making a catch on a long drive by the A's Derek Norris on Saturday night, it brought back a non-too-pleasant memory of an injury last season.
School Day, the weather day for kids that was weathered out May 2, has been re-titled Summer School Day and is rescheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, June 12, prior to the Royals' game against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals Minor League report: May 18
Since a four-game winning streak, the Royals have lost nine of 12 games. The latest defeat came against the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 35,067.
All four of James Shields' losses this season have come by one run. He also had a no decision after going eight frames in an 11-inning, 2-1 loss to the White Sox.
Mike Moustakas' average was down to .189 entering Saturday's game, and he was in a 1-for-26 swoon with no RBIs and one run. But Royals manager Ned Yost was adamant that he was not giving up on his third baseman.
James Shields hasn't been giving up much lately, but he hasn't been getting much support either. That held true Friday night in a 2-1 loss at Oakland.
There was no delay in getting prospect David Lough right into the Royals' lineup when he reported on Friday.
Bubba Starling, the Royals' No. 1 Draft choice in 2011 and top prospect, underwent Lasik eye surgery on Thursday in Kansas City and is expected to return playing almost immediately.
Blaine Boyer, 31, had an 0-1 record and a 3.00 ERA in 13 games as a reliever at Triple-A Omaha.
The Royals placed center fielder Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a sprained right ankle and recalled outfield prospect David Lough from Triple-A Omaha to take his spot.
After a stretch in which Billy Butler and Kansas City were slumping, the Royals won their series against the Angels, with Butler driving in nine runs and going 8-for-13 in the three games.
Jarrod Dyson went fence-climbing and it was not a good idea as the Royals center fielder sprained his right ankle on Wednesday night in Anaheim.
Ned Yost called his hitters together for a meeting before Wednesday night's game, and the Royals responded with a 9-5 victory for a series win at Angel Stadium.
The Royals broadcast on FSKC honored former radio voice Fred White with a half-inning of silence in the top of the first inning during Wednesday's game against the Angels in Anaheim.
Jeremy Guthrie's long unbeaten streak was shattered by a barrage of home runs -- four of them -- in the Royals' 6-2 loss to the Angels on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
There will be a five-game series at Detroit because a rainout on April 23 has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Aug. 16 at Comerica Park.
Fred White, a Royals radio voice for 25 years, died Wednesday due to complications from melanoma, a day after announcing his retirement following a 40-year relationship with the club.