After nearly 50 roster moves and a month of offseason workouts under new coach Andy Reid, the culture of a 2-14 franchise is slowly changing.
Kansas City passed on several players rated more highly by draft pundits to select shortstop Hunter Dozier out of Stephen F. Austin University.
St. Louis, with the best record in the majors, dropped back-to-back games for the first time since April in a 10-3 loss Wednesday to Arizona.
On Wednesday night, Kansas City got just enough pitching and hitting to deliver a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins that ended its franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
St. Louis has lost all four extra-inning games this season.
While the Twins have soared, the Royals have lost 22 of their past 28 games.
After nearly signing with an agent and playing basketball overseas, Demetrius Harris has spent the past month with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he's trying to become a tight end in the NFL.
St. Louis right-handed starter Lance Lynn allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
On Monday, Larry Drew, a Kansas City native and former Missouri player, was introduced as the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks six days after his awkward tenure with the Atlanta Hawks ended with the hiring of his replacement.
20-year-old rookie hits second home run in 10 games this season.
Right-hander gets win in first start in three years.
The former Cy Young winner hasn't pitched this season after experiencing numbness in his throwing shoulder during spring training. At the time, both he and the Cardinals talked as if his career might be over.
Adam Wainwright struck out 10, and St. Louis completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 7-1 win Saturday night. Rookie pitcher Shelby Miller got the win in a 8-0 Cardinals victory in the early game.
Texas pitcher Robbie Ross hit Kansas City's David Lough with a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Royals beat the Rangers 4-1 Saturday.
A three-run ninth spoiled rookie starter Michael Wacha's almost spotless showing in a soggy 4-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Hall of Famer George Brett was named the club's interim hitting coach Thursday.
St. Louis goes for a sweep of Kansas City on Thursday with touted rookie Michael Wacha making his major league debut.
St. Louis improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road before heading home for two gamesagainst Kansas City at Busch Stadium.
Michael Wacha, St. Louis' first-round pick last season, will playin his first major league game this week.
Under new coach Andy Reid, Kansas City has been showing progress while busily getting ready for the season as its players acclimate to one another and prepare for next week's mandatory minicamp.