2010 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Dayton Moore
Manager(s)Trey Hillman
Ned Yost
Local televisionFox Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Paul Splittorff, Frank White)
Local radioKCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Bob Davis, Steve Stewart)
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The Kansas City Royals' season of 2010 was the 42nd for the Royals franchise. It was also the 25th anniversary of their first World Series championship (1985).

The Royals' payroll as the 2010 season opened was $70 million (21st in the major leagues).[1][2] Royals batters struck out 905 times during the season, the fewest of any team in a season in the 2010s.[3]

Regular season

Manager Trey Hillman was dismissed after the game on May 13, 2010 and replaced with Ned Yost.

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 94 68 0.580 53–28 41–40
Chicago White Sox 88 74 0.543 6 45–36 43–38
Detroit Tigers 81 81 0.500 13 52–29 29–52
Cleveland Indians 69 93 0.426 25 38–43 31–50
Kansas City Royals 67 95 0.414 27 38–43 29–52


Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 9–9 4–3 3–3 5–5 2–4 6–0 3–5 5–13 3–7 3–6 7–11 6–4 3–15 7–11
Boston 9–9 1–6 4–4 3–3 4–3 9–1 3–2 9–9 4–5 7–3 7–11 4–6 12–6 13–5
Chicago 3–4 6–1 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–2 5–13 2–4 4–5 9–1 3–4 4–5 3–5 15–3
Cleveland 3–3 4–4 9–9 9–9 10–8 5–4 6–12 2–6 3–6 3–4 2–7 2–4 6–4 5–13
Detroit 5–5 3–3 10–8 9–9 10–8 6–4 9–9 4–4 3–3 3–5 1–6 3–6 4–4 11–7
Kansas City 4–2 3-4 9–10 8–10 8–10 3-7 5–13 3–5 3–6 5–4 4–4 2–7 3–3 8–10
Los Angeles 0–6 1–9 2–7 4–5 4–6 7–3 2–5 4–4 11–8 15–4 4–5 9–10 6–3 11–7
Minnesota 5–3 2–3 13–5 12–6 9–9 13–5 5–2 2–4 6–3 6-4 3–5 7–3 3–6 8–10
New York 13–5 9–9 4–2 6-2 4–4 5–3 4–4 4–2 9–1 6–4 8–10 4–4 8–10 11–7
Oakland 7–3 5–4 5–4 6–3 3–3 6–3 8–11 3–6 1–9 13–6 4–5 9–10 3–4 8–10
Seattle 6–3 3–7 1–9 4–3 5–3 4–5 4–15 4–6 4–6 6–13 2–7 7–12 2–3 9–9
Tampa Bay 11–7 11–7 4–3 7–2 6–1 4–4 5–4 5–3 10–8 5–4 7–2 4–2 10–8 7–11
Texas 4–6 6–4 5–4 4–2 6–3 7–2 10-9 3-7 4-4 10-9 12–7 2–4 3–7 14–4
Toronto 15–3 6–12 5–3 4–6 4–4 3–3 3–6 6–3 10–8 4–3 3–2 8–10 7–3 7–11


Game log

Legend
Royals Win Royals Loss Game Postponed
2010 Game Log
April (9–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 5 Tigers 8–4 Zumaya (1–0) Tejeda (0–1) 40,052 0–1
2 April 7 Tigers 3–2 (11) Farnsworth (1–0) Valverde (0–1) 10,574 1–1
3 April 8 Tigers 7–3 Bonine (1–0) Mendoza (0–1) 10,909 1–2
4 April 9 Red Sox 4–3 Parrish (1–0) Bard (0–1) Soria (1) 21,091 2–2
5 April 10 Red Sox 8–3 Beckett (1–0) Greinke (0–1) 37,505 2–3
6 April 11 Red Sox 8–6 Buchholz (1–0) Meche (0–1) Papelbon (2) 19,240 2–4
7 April 12 @ Tigers 10–5 Hochevar (1–0) Scherzer (0–1) 17,058 3–4
8 April 13 @ Tigers 6–5 Zumaya (2–0) Hughes (0–1) Valverde (2) 18,414 3–5
9 April 14 @ Tigers 7–3 Davies (1–0) Perry (0–1) Soria (2) 19,262 4–5
10 April 16 @ Twins 10–3 Baker (2–1) Greinke (0–2) 38,532 4–6
11 April 17 @ Twins 6–5 Duensing (2–0) Parrish (1–1) Rauch (6) 38,564 4–7
12 April 18 @ Twins 10–5 Hochevar (2-0) Pavano (2–1) Soria (3) 38,544 5–7
13 April 19 @ Blue Jays 8–1 Morrow (1–1) Bannister (0–1) 10,314 5–8
14 April 20 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Camp (1–0) Davies (0–2) Gregg (4) 10,565 5–9
15 April 21 @ Blue Jays 4–3 (10) Tejeda (1–1) Downs (0–1) Soria (4) 15,577 6–9
16 April 23 Twins 8–3 Pavano (3–1) Meche (0–2) 16,605 6–10
17 April 24 Twins 9–7 (12) Rauch (1–0) Tejeda (1–2) 26,649 6–11
18 April 25 Twins 4–3 Bannister (1–1) Slowey (2–2) Soria (5) 15,601 7–11
19 April 26 Mariners 3–1 Davies (2–1) Hernández (2–1) Chen (1) 11,391 8–11
20 April 27 Mariners 3–2 Kelley (1-0) Rupe (0-1) Aardsma (7) 14,969 8–12
21 April 28 Mariners 6–5 League (3–1) Thompson (0–1) Aardsma (8) 13,206 8–13
22 April 29 @ Rays 11–1 Garza (4–1) Hochevar (2–1) 12,766 8–14
23 April 30 @ Rays 3–2 Rupe (1–1) Choate (0–2) Soria (6) 25,195 9–14
May (12-17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
24 May 1 @ Rays 4–2 (11) Tejada (2–2) Cormier (2–1) Soria (7) 34,813 10–14
25 May 2 @ Rays 1–0 Davis (3–1) Greinke (0–3) Soriano (6) 19,757 10–15
26 May 3 @ White Sox 5–1 Peavy (1–2) Meche (0–3) 21,208 10–16
27 May 4 @ White Sox 7–2 Hochevar (3–1) Floyd (1–3) 17,157 11–16
28 May 5 @ White Sox 9–2 García (1–2) Bannister (1–2) 21,255 11–17
29 May 6 @ Rangers 13–12 Francisco (4–3) Soria (0–1) Feliz (7) 15,132 11–18
30 May 7 @ Rangers 4–1 Wilson (3–1) Greinke (0–4) 29,065 11–19
31 May 8 @ Rangers 3–2 Ray (1–0) Meche (0–4) Feliz (8) 36,349 11–20
32 May 9 @ Rangers 6–4 Mathis (1–0) Thompson (0–2) Feliz (9) 25,476 11–21
33 May 11 Indians 8–2 Westbrook (1–2) Bannister (1–2) 15,930 11–22
34 May 12 Indians 4–0 Carmona (4–1) Davies (2–2) 11,803 11–23
35 May 13 Indians 6–4 Greinke (1-4) Huff (1–5) Soria (8) 28,361 12–23
36 May 14 White Sox 6–1 Hughes (1–1) Buehrle (2–5) 27,816 13–23
37 May 15 White Sox 5–4 Peavy (3–2) Hochevar (3–2) Thornton (1) 22,192 13–24
38 May 16 White Sox 5–3 Bannister (2–3) Floyd (1–4) Soria (9) 13,922 14–24
39 May 17 @ Orioles 4–3 Davies (3–2) Bergesen (3–3) Soria (10) 9,299 15–24
40 May 18 @ Orioles 4–3 (10) Simón (1–1) Bullington (0–1) 9,715 15–25
41 May 19 @ Indians 8–4 Chen (1–0) Wood (0–2) 10,916 16–25
42 May 20 @ Indians 9–3 Hochevar (4–2) Talbot (5–3) 13,953 17–25
43 May 21 Rockies 9-2 Bannister (3-3) Hammel (1-3) 24,807 18-25
44 May 22 Rockies 3-0 Francis (1-0) Davies (3-3) Corpas (3) 20,907 18-26
45 May 23 Rockies 11-7 Rogers (1-2) Greinke (1-5) 21,867 18-27
46 May 25 Rangers 8-7 O'Day (2-2) Thompson (0-3) Feliz (13) 12,796 18-28
47 May 26 Rangers 5-2 Hochevar (5-2) Feldman (2-5) Soria (11) 14,722 19-28
48 May 27 @ Red Sox 4-3 Bannister (4-3) Matsuzaka (3-2) Soria (12) 37,940 20-28
49 May 28 @ Red Sox 12-5 Davies (4-3) Wakefield (1-3) 37,945 21-28
50 May 29 @ Red Sox 1-0 Buchholz (7-3) Greinke (1-6) Papelbon (12) 37,956 21-29
51 May 30 @ Red Sox 8-1 Lester (6-2) Thompson (0-4) 37,581 21-30
52 May 31 Angels 7-1 Santana (5-3) Hochevar (5-3) 24,649 21-31
June (13-14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 Angels 6-3 Bannister (5-3) Piñeiro (3-6) Soria (13) 15,142 22-31
54 June 2 Angels 7-2 Kazmir (4-5) Davies (4-4) 12,718 22-32
55 June 3 Angels 5-4 Weaver (5-2) Greinke (1-7) Fuentes (7) 13,621 22-33
56 June 4 Tigers 7-3 Chen (2-0) Scherzer (2-5) 21,930 23-33
57 June 5 Tigers 4-2 Verlander (6-4) Hochevar (5-4) Valverde (12) 24,383 23-34
58 June 6 Tigers 7-2 Bannister (6-3) Bonderman (2-4) 22,240 24-34
59 June 8 @ Twins 7-3 Slowey (7-3) Greinke (1-8) Guerrier (1) 38,970 24-35
60 June 9 @ Twins 6-2 Pavano (6-6) Davies (4-5) 40,323 24-36
61 June 10 @ Twins 9-8 Chen (3-0) Baker (5-5) Soria (14) 39,022 25-36
62 June 11 @ Reds 6-5 (11) Marté (1-0) Owings (3-2) Soria (15) 25,847 26-36
63 June 12 @ Reds 11-5 Cueto (6-1) Bannister (6-4) 34,240 26-37
64 June 13 @ Reds 7-3 Greinke (2-8) LeCure (1-3) 23,747 27-37
65 June 15 Astros 15-7 Texeira (1-1) Paulino (1-8) 24,862 28-37
66 June 16 Astros 4-2 Oswalt (5-8) Chen (3-1) Lindstrom (15) 17,675 28-38
67 June 17 Astros 5-2 Marté (2-0) Myers (4-5) Soria (16) 16,255 29-38
68 June 18 @ Braves 6-4 Lowe (9-5) Bannister (6-5) Wagner (13) 29,808 29-39
69 June 19 @ Braves 5-4 Wagner (5-0) Tejeda (2-3) 39,109 29-40
70 June 20 @ Braves 8-5 Kimbrel (2-0) Wood (0-1) Wagner (14) 30,072 29-41
71 June 21 @ Nationals 2-1 Hernández (6-4) Chen (3-2) Capps (21) 13,592 29-42
72 June 22 @ Nationals 4-3 Atilano (6-4) Lerew (0-1) Capps (22) 21,168 29-43
73 June 23 @ Nationals 1-0 Bannister (7-5) Strasburg (2-1) Soria (17) 31,913 30-43
74 June 25 Cardinals 4-2 Greinke (3-8) Suppan (0-3) Soria (18) 38,916 31-43
75 June 26 Cardinals 5-3 Hawksworth (2-4) Davies (4-6) Franklin (15) 38,457 31-44
76 June 27 Cardinals 10-3 Chen (4-2) García (7-4) 32,938 32-44
77 June 28 White Sox 3-1 Lerew (1-1) Buehrle (6-7) Soria (19) 15,056 33-44
78 June 29 White Sox 4-3 Floyd (3-7) Bannister (7-6) Putz (2) 19,364 33-45
79 June 30 White Sox 7-6 Greinke (4-8) Peavy (7-6) Soria (20) 18,335 34-45
July (10-15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
80 July 2 @ Angels 2-1 (10) Tejeda (3-3) Shields (0-3) Soria (21) 40,005 35-45
81 July 3 @ Angels 4-2 Chen (5-2) Santana (8-6) Soria (22) 39,112 36-45
82 July 4 @ Angels 11-0 Piñeiro (9-6) Lerew (1-2) 42,116 36-46
83 July 5 @ Mariners 6-4 (10) Farnsworth (2-0) Cordero (0-1) Soria (23) 22,617 37-46
84 July 6 @ Mariners 3-2 Greinke (5-8) Rowland-Smith (1-8) Soria (24) 17,555 38-46
85 July 7 @ Mariners 7-3 Marté (3-0) League (5-6) Soria (25) 16,954 39-46
86 July 9 @ White Sox 8-2 Buehrle (8-7) Chen (5-3) 25,572 39-47
87 July 10 @ White Sox 5-1 Floyd (5-7) Bannister (7-7) 32,339 39-48
88 July 11 @ White Sox 15-5 Peña (3-1) Lerew (1-3) 29,040 39-49
All-Star Break: National League defeats American League 3–1.
89 July 16 Athletics 5-1 Gonzalez (8-6) Greinke (5-9) 37,312 39-50
90 July 17 Athletics 6-5 Breslow (4-2) Soria (0-2) Bailey (19) 26,634 39-51
91 July 18 Athletics 9-6 Mazzaro (5-2) Bannister (7-8) Bailey (20) 18,702 39-52
92 July 19 Blue Jays 5-4 (10) Farnsworth (3-0) Gregg (0-4) 12,968 40-52
93 July 20 Blue Jays 13-1 Litsch (1-4) Lerew (1-4) 18,865 40-53
94 July 21 Blue Jays 5-2 Greinke (6-9) Rzepczynski (0-1) Soria (26) 15,285 41-53
95 July 22 @ Yankees 10-4 Sabathia (13-3) Chen (5-4) 47,484 41-54
96 July 23 @ Yankees 7-1 Burnett (8-8) Bannister (7-9) 46,801 41-55
97 July 24 @ Yankees 7-4 Davies (5-6) Mitre (0-2) Soria (27) 48,138 42-55
98 July 25 @ Yankees 12-6 Hughes (12-3) O'Sullivan (1-1) 47,890 42-56
99 July 26 Twins 19-1 Liriano (9-7) Greinke (6-10) 19,306 42-57
100 July 27 Twins 11-2 Pavano (13-6) Chen (5-5) 16,749 42-58
101 July 28 Twins 6-4 Duensing (4-1) Bannister (7-10) Rauch (21) 15,484 42-59
102 July 29 Orioles 6-5 (11) Hernandez (5-7) Wood (0-2) Simón (15) 17,220 42-60
103 July 30 Orioles 7-5 Wood (1-2) Simón (2-2) 21,537 43-60
104 July 31 Orioles 4-3 Greinke (7-10) Hernandez (5-8) Soria (28) 25,055 44-60
August (12-16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 August 1 Orioles 5-4 Chen (6-5) Millwood (2-11) Soria (29) 14,662 45-60
106 August 2 @ Athletics 6-0 Cahill (11-4) Bannister (7-11) 10,047 45-61
107 August 3 @ Athletics 3-2 Chavez (4-2) Breslow (4-3) Soria (30) 10,670 46-61
108 August 4 @ Athletics 4-3 Anderson (3-2) O'Sullivan (1-2) Wuertz (4) 22,325 46-62
109 August 6 @ Mariners 7-1 French (1-2) Greinke (7-11) 20,411 46-63
110 August 7 @ Mariners 2-1 Chen (7-5) Pauley (0-4) Soria (31) 24,520 47-63
111 August 8 @ Mariners 3-2 Vargas (8-5) Davies (5-7) Aardsma (20) 24,078 47-64
112 August 9 @ Angels 6-4 Santana (11-8) O'Sullivan (1-3) Fuentes (22) 40,011 47-65
113 August 10 @ Angels 3-1 Haren (1-2) Bullington (0-2) Fuentes (23) 43,512 47-66
114 August 11 @ Angels 2-1 (10) Fuentes (4-1) Chavez (4-3) 39,093 47-67
115 August 12 Yankees 4-3 Sabathia (15-5) Chen (7-6) Robertson (1) 23,337 47-68
116 August 13 Yankees 4-3 Davies (6-7) Moseley (2-2) Soria (32) 30,680 48-68
117 August 14 Yankees 8-3 Hughes (14-5) O'Sullivan (1-4) 34,206 48-69
118 August 15 Yankees 1-0 Bullington (1-2) Burnett (9-10) Soria (33) 26,012 49-69
119 August 17 Indians 2-1 Greinke (8-11) Gómez (3-1) Soria (34) 13,258 50-69
120 August 18 Indians 9-7 Chen (8-6) Carmona (11-11) Soria (35) 12,864 51-69
121 August 19 Indians 7-3 Pérez (4-0) Wood (1-3) Perez (15) 9,732 51-70
August 20 White Sox Postponed (rain); rescheduled for August 21
122 August 21 (Game 1) White Sox 6-5 (11) Chavez (5-3) Sale (0-1) N/A 52-70
123 August 21 (Game 2) White Sox 7-6 (10) Putz (6-5) Holland (0-1) 25,543 52-71
124 August 22 White Sox 3-2 (10) O'Sullivan (2-4) Linebrink (1-1) 18,877 53-71
125 August 23 @ Tigers 12-3 Bonderman (7-9) Chen (8-7) 30,552 53-72
126 August 24 @ Tigers 9-1 Porcello (6-11) Davies (6-8) 29,043 53-73
127 August 25 @ Tigers 4-3 (12) Humber (1-0) Fígaro (0-1) Soria (36) 31,231 54-73
128 August 27 @ Indians 15-4 Tomlin (2-3) Bullington (1-3) 17,631 54-74
129 August 28 @ Indians 4-3 (10) Perez (2-2) Chavez (5-4) 16,372 54-75
130 August 29 @ Indians 6-2 Chen (9-7) Carmona (11-13) 19,725 55-75
131 August 30 Rangers 3-0 Wilson (14-5) Davies (6-9) Feliz (33) 15,881 55-76
132 August 31 Rangers 10-9 Soria (1-2) Oliver (1-2) 10,295 56-76
September/October (11-19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 Rangers 4-3 Hunter (12-2) Bullington (1-4) Feliz (34) 10,811 56-77
134 September 3 Tigers 9-5 (11) Perry (3-5) Chavez (5-5) 17,835 56-78
135 September 4 Tigers 6-4 Porcello (8-11) Hughes (1-2) Valverde (25) 21,483 56-79
136 September 5 Tigers 2-1 Davies (7-9) Thomas (5-2) Soria (37) 19,061 57-79
137 September 6 @ Twins 5-4 Manship (2-0) O'Sullivan (2-5) Capps (10) 40,228 57-80
138 September 7 @ Twins 10-3 Liriano (13-7) Bannister (7-12) 38,816 57-81
139 September 8 @ Twins 4-3 Duensing (8-2) Greinke (8-12) Capps (11) 39,376 57-82
140 September 10 @ White Sox 4-3 Putz (7-5) Tejeda (3-4) Sale (2) 27,009 57-83
141 September 11 @ White Sox 8-2 Davies (8-9) Jackson (3-1) 26,389 58-83
142 September 12 @ White Sox 12-6 Santos (2-0) Humber (1-1) 23,756 58-84
143 September 13 Athletics 3-1 Cramer (1-0) Hochevar (5-5) Bailey (24) 20,695 58-85
144 September 14 Athletics 11-3 Greinke (9-12) Gonzalez (14-9) 12,852 59-85
145 September 15 Athletics 6-3 Chen (10-7) Cahill (16-7) Soria (38) 11,087 60-85
146 September 17 Indians 11-4 Carrasco (1-0) Davies (8-10) 21,168 60-86
147 September 18 Indians 6-4 Smith (2-2) O'Sullivan (2-6) Perez (21) 18,112 60-87
148 September 19 Indians 6-4 Hochevar (6-5) Tomlin (4-4) Soria (39) 17,803 61-87
149 September 20 @ Tigers 7-5 Thomas (6-2) Greinke (9-13) Coke (2) 24,382 61-88
150 September 21 @ Tigers 9-6 Chen (11-7) Galarraga (4-7) Soria (40) 26,178 62-88
151 September 22 @ Tigers 4-2 Scherzer (12-10) Davies (8-11) 24,678 62-89
152 September 23 @ Indians 4-2 O'Sullivan (3-6) Talbot (9-13) Soria (41) 16,625 63-89
153 September 24 @ Indians 7-3 Tomlin (5-4) Hochevar (6-6) 25,100 63-90
154 September 25 @ Indians 7-1 Gómez (4-5) Greinke (9-14) 19,746 63-91
155 September 26 @ Indians 5-3 Pérez (6-1) Tejeda (3-5) Pestano (1) 18,813 63-92
156 September 27 Twins 10-8 Humber (2-1) Manship (2-1) Soria (42) 19,307 64-92
157 September 28 Twins 10-1 O'Sullivan (4-6) Blackburn (10-11) 18,487 65-92
158 September 29 Twins 4-2 Guerrier (5-7) Meche (0-5) Capps (16) 18,340 65-93
159 September 30 Rays 3-2 Greinke (10-14) Garza (15-10) Soria (43) 21,563 66-93
160 October 1 Rays 7-0 Chen (12-7) Shields (13-15) 23,374 67-93
161 October 2 Rays 4-0 Qualls (3-4) Davies (8-12) 32,484 67-94
162 October 3 Rays 3-2 (12) Niemann (12-8) Hughes (1-3) Soriano (45) 20,936 67-95

Roster

2010 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
(C) Jason Kendall 118 434 39 111 18 0 0 37 .256 12
(1B) Billy Butler 158 595 77 189 45 0 15 78 .318 0
(2B) Mike Aviles 110 424 63 129 16 3 8 32 .304 14
(SS) Yuniesky Betancourt 151 556 60 144 29 2 16 78 .259 2
(3B) Alberto Callaspo 88 349 40 96 19 2 8 43 .275 3
(LF) Scott Podsednik 95 390 46 121 19 2 5 44 .310 30
(CF) Mitch Maier 117 373 41 98 15 6 5 39 .263 3
(RF) David DeJesus 91 352 46 112 23 3 5 37 .318 3
(DH) Jose Guillen 106 396 46 101 17 2 16 62 .255 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League Brian Poldberg
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Brian Rupp
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Jim Gabella
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League Nelson Liriano
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Darryl Kennedy
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Brian Buchanan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Northwest Arkansas

References

  1. ^ Dutton, Bob (April 4, 2010). "Royals to Open 2010 Season With $70.1 million Payroll". Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "USA Today Salaries Database". USA Today. October 24, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Team Batting Season Finder: For Single Seasons, from 2010 to 2019, Standard stats, requiring Strikeouts <= 1000, sorted by lowest Strikeouts". Stathead Baseball. Retrieved April 16, 2021.