Joakim Soria

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Tomko, Soria Help Royals Beat Slumping Marlins

(Newser) - Brett Tomko pitched six innings Friday for his first victory in nearly six weeks, and two unearned runs helped the Kansas City Royals extend their winning streak to five games by beating the slumping Florida Marlins 7-6. Closer Joakim Soria allowed a run for the first time this season when... More »

Bannister Pitches Royals Past O's

KC ends 12-game losing streak against Baltimore

(Newser) - Brian Bannister allowed two singles in eight innings and Kansas City beat Baltimore 4-0 Sunday to end its 12-game skid against the Orioles. Bannister struck out five and walked two to end a personal four-game losing streak. He did not allow a runner to reach second. Joakim Soria tossed a... More »

Royals Rally to Beat Indians on Butler Single

Sabathia's shutout gets blown up with 4-run seventh inning

(Newser) - Billy Butler's single broke a tie game and keyed Kansas City's four-run seventh inning, leading the Royals to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians and C.C. Sabathia last night. Sabathia (1-5) took a shutout into the seventh before the Royals strung together six hits against the reigning American... More »

Guillen Helps Power Royals Past Blue Jays

Hochevar gets first win in majors against slumping Toronto

(Newser) - Luke Hochevar picked up his first big league victory in his third career start, Jose Guillen homered and the Kansas City Royals edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 last night. The Blue Jays have lost six straight and 10 of 13, and fell five games below .500 for the first... More »

Tomko Leads Royals Over Twins 3-1

Dodgers castoff a winner in first start of the season

(Newser) - Brett Tomko pitched five shutout innings, Alex Gordon hit a two-run single that put Kansas City ahead in the second inning, and the Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Kansas City finished its opening trip to Detroit and Minnesota 4-2, its best start since 2004. Making his first start this... More »

Bannister Leads Royals Past Tigers 4-0

Kansas City opens season 2-0 for the 2nd time in 28 years

(Newser) - Brian Bannister and the Kansas City Royals are off to a quick start. Bannister allowed two singles in seven innings, combining on a three-hitter Wednesday in a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Kansas City is 2-0 for only the second time in 28 years. The Royals won their first... More »

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