2011 Kansas City Royals
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Record71–91 (.438)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Dayton Moore
Manager(s)Ned Yost
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(Ryan Lefebvre, Paul Splittorff through May 25, Frank White)
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The Kansas City Royals' season of 2011 was the 43rd for the Royals franchise. It was the fifth full season with Dayton Moore as general manager. The team was managed by Ned Yost in his first full season with the Royals. It was the 26th straight year of the Royals missing the playoffs.

Offseason

On November 10, 2010, the Royals traded outfielder David DeJesus for the right-handed, starting pitcher Vin Mazzaro from the Oakland Athletics and minor league pitcher Justin Marks. Mazzaro was 10–17 with a 4.72 ERA in 41 career Major League appearances, including 35 starts, for the Athletics in 2009 and 2010.[1]

Pitching

Bruce Chen began the year with a 4–1 record and 3.59 ERA in seven starts for the Royals. Chen was placed on the 15-day Disabled List on May 11 (retroactive to May 6), with a strain, and right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro was recalled from the Omaha Storm Chasers.[1] Mazzaro's first start was on May 11 versus the New York Yankees.[1] Mazzaro's stay with the Royals was a short-lived one. Following his second appearance on May 16, in which he allowed 14 earned runs in 2+13 innings of relief, a team record for runs given up by one pitcher in a game, and the worst performance of a pitcher in the Major Leagues since the first half of the 20th century,– Mazzaro was optioned to Omaha, and left-hand relief pitcher Everett Teaford was called up to replace him.[2] Mazzaro pitched 6+13 innings with a 22.74 ERA in his two appearances.

Regular season

The Royals opened the season at home on Thursday, March 31, in a four-game weekend series versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was their first Opening Day meeting since 1975 when the Angels hosted the Royals. Luke Hochevar, who was the first-round draft pick of the Royals in 2006, was chosen to pitch in his first Opening Day start. He gave up four runs, including two sole home runs, in 5+23 innings for the loss. The opposing starter Jered Weaver pitched 6+13 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season with Fernando Rodney closing the game in the ninth inning for his first save as the Angels defeated the Royals, 4–2. The attendance for the game was 40,055, (currently) the highest of any home game during the season. This game also saw the major league debut of three Royals rookie pitchers: Aaron Crow, Tim Collins, and Nathan Adcock.

After two games versus the Chicago White Sox, the Royals finished their home opening series with a 4–2 record and ½ game lead in their division. It was the best home opening series since 2004 when they also began the season at home by winning 4 out of 6 games. This season's series was notable because three of their wins came on their final at-bat, and the last three games each extended into extra innings.

Although the team was successful during the first half of April–occupying first place on eight of those days while winning 10 of 14 games–the latter half of the month saw the team lose nine games as they fell 4+12 games behind the division-leading Cleveland Indians. During a six-game losing streak while on the road, Royals pitchers gave up 17 home runs and had an ERA of 7.88. It included three games at Cleveland where the Indians were in the midst of a 14-home-game winning streak. With a 14–13 record, it was only the third time in 22 years that the Royals ended the month with more wins than losses; the last time was in 2009.

The team's worst loss came at home on May 16 in a 19–1 rout by the Cleveland Indians. After giving up three walks to load the bases in the first inning, starting pitcher Kyle Davies left the game with an injury. Nathan Adcock replaced him and allowed two of the base runners to score–giving Davies his sixth loss of the season. Vin Mazzaro, who had been scheduled to start the next day, entered the game in the third inning and gave up 14 earned runs on 11 hits in just 2+13 innings. Three of the ten runs scored in the fourth inning came on a 3-run home run by Michael Brantley. The 18-run deficit matched the worst margin of defeat in the team's history which has occurred twice before, the most recent being the previous season on July 26 when the Minnesota Twins also won 19–1.[2]

Because of the Twins' plague of injuries, the Royals came out fourth place. During a stretch of games from September 11 to 17, the Royals won seven straight, giving them their longest winning record since the 2006 season. However, the Royals were no-hit to the fifth/sixth inning twice in a row (the first, a perfect game). During the last week of the season, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Louis Coleman were all struck by the flu, giving Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain a chance in the big leagues.

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 15 44–37 36–45
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 16 36–45 43–38
Kansas City Royals 71 91 0.438 24 40–41 31–50
Minnesota Twins 63 99 0.389 32 33–48 30–51


Record vs. opponents

American League East
American League Central
American League West
Team Record
Baltimore Orioles 4–5
Boston Red Sox 2–2
Chicago White Sox 6–5
Cleveland Indians 4–8
Detroit Tigers 4–8
Los Angeles Angels 7–3
Minnesota Twins 5–8
New York Yankees 3–3
Oakland Athletics 1–5
Seattle Mariners 3–1
Tampa Bay Rays 2–5
Texas Rangers 3–5
Toronto Blue Jays 2–2
Interleague play 5–13

Game log

Legend
Royals Win Royals Loss Game Postponed
2011 Game Log
March/April (14–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 Los Angeles Angels L 2–4 Weaver (1–0) Hochevar (0–1) Rodney (1) 40,055 0–1
2 April 1 Los Angeles Angels W 2–1 Soria (1–0) Kohn (0–1) 13,302 1–1
3 April 2 Los Angeles Angels W 5–4 Crow (1–0) Jepsen (0–1) Soria (1) 17,328 2–1
4 April 3 Los Angeles Angels W 12–9 (13) Collins (1–0) Bulger (0–1) 14,085 3–1
5 April 5 Chicago White Sox W 7–6 (12) Jeffress (1–0) Peña (0–1) 12,641 4–1
6 April 6 Chicago White Sox L 7–10 (12) Sale (1–0) O'Sullivan (0–1) 13,360 4–2
7 April 8 @ Detroit Tigers L 2–5 Scherzer (2–0) Davies (0–1) Valverde (2) 44,799 4–3
8 April 9 @ Detroit Tigers W 3–1 Chen (1–0) Coke (0–2) Soria (2) 33,810 5–3
9 April 10 @ Detroit Tigers W 9–5 Hochevar (1–1) Porcello (0–2) Soria (3) 28,984 6–3
10 April 12 @ Minnesota Twins L 3–4 (10) Hughes (1–0) Tejeda (0–1) 38,154 6–4
11 April 13 @ Minnesota Twins W 10–5 Davies (1–1) Liriano (0–3) Jeffress (1) 36,286 7–4
12 April 14 Seattle Mariners W 5–1 (8) Chen (2–0) Fister (0–3) 8,811 8–4
13 April 15 Seattle Mariners W 6–5 Hochevar (2–1) Bédard (0–3) Soria (4) 13,686 9–4
14 April 16 Seattle Mariners W 7–0 O'Sullivan (1–1) Hernández (1–2) 22,364 10–4
15 April 17 Seattle Mariners L 2–3 Pineda (2–1) Francis (0–1) League (3) 19,424 10–5
16 April 18 Cleveland Indians L 3–7 (10) Smith (1–0) Collins (1–1) 12,214 10–6
17 April 19 Cleveland Indians W 5–4 Chen (3–0) Gómez (0–1) Soria (5) 10,506 11–6
18 April 20 Cleveland Indians L 5–7 Masterson (4–0) Hochevar (2–2) Perez (6) 10,080 11–7
19 April 21 Cleveland Indians W 3–2 Crow (2–0) Perez (0–1) 9,279 12–7
20 April 22 @ Texas Rangers L 6–11 Holland (3–1) Francis (0–2) 45,769 12–8
21 April 23 @ Texas Rangers L 1–3 Ogando (3–0) Davies (1–2) Oliver (1) 45,506 12–9
22 April 24 @ Texas Rangers L 8–7 Wilson (3–0) Chen (3–1) Rhodes (1) 28,284 12–10
23 April 26 @ Cleveland Indians L 4–9 Masterson (5–0) Hochevar (2–3) 9,650 12–11
24 April 27 @ Cleveland Indians L 2–7 Tomlin (4–0) Francis (0–3) 9,722 12–12
25 April 28 @ Cleveland Indians L 2–8 Carmona (2–3) Davies (1–3) 9,076 12–13
26 April 29 Minnesota Twins W 4–3 Wood (1–0) Burnett (0–1) Soria (6) 31,407 13–13
27 April 30 Minnesota Twins W 11–2 Adcock (1–0) Duensing (2–1) 22,099 14–13
May (10–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 Minnesota Twins W 10–3 Hochevar (3–3) Pavano (2–3) 18,108 15–13
29 May 3 Baltimore Orioles W 6–5 10 Collins (2–1) Berken (0–2) 11,986 16–13
30 May 4 Baltimore Orioles L 2–3 Arrieta (4–1) Davies (1–4) Gregg (6) 11,130 16–14
31 May 5 Baltimore Orioles W 9–1 Chen (4–1) Tillman (1–3) 29,927 17–14
32 May 6 Oakland Athletics L 2–3 Gonzalez (4–2) O'Sullivan (1–2) Fuentes (8) 30,690 17–15
33 May 7 Oakland Athletics W 4–3 Soria (2–0) McCarthy (1–3) 25,828 18–15
34 May 8 Oakland Athletics L 2–5 Ross (2–2) Francis (0–4) Fuentes (9) 22,435 18–16
35 May 10 @ New York Yankees L 1–3 García (2–2) Davies (1–5) Rivera (13) 41,275 18–17
36 May 11 @ New York Yankees W 4–3 (11) Soria (3–0) Carlyle (0–1) Coleman (1) 40,164 19–17
37 May 12 @ New York Yankees W 11–5 O'Sullivan (2–2) Nova (3–3) 41,790 20–17
38 May 13 @ Detroit Tigers L 1–3 Verlander (4–3) Hochevar (3–4) Valverde (9) 33,641 20–18
39 May 14 @ Detroit Tigers L 0–3 Penny (4–3) Francis (0–5) Valverde (10) 37,647 20–19
May 15 @ Detroit Tigers - -
40 May 16 Cleveland Indians L 1–19 Tomlin (5–1) Davies (1–6) 12,242 20–20
41 May 17 Cleveland Indians L 3–7 Carrasco (2–2) O'Sullivan (2–3) 17,712 20–21
42 May 18 Texas Rangers L 4–5 (11) Rhodes (2–2) Jeffress (1–1) Lowe (1) 13,789 20–22
43 May 19 Texas Rangers W 2–1 (10) Holland (1–0) Oliver (1–5) 12,355 21–22
44 May 20 St. Louis Cardinals W 3–0 Francis (1–5) Carpenter (1–4) Soria (7) 26,816 22–22
45 May 21 St. Louis Cardinals L 0–3 Westbrook (4–3) Collins (2–2) Salas (6) 32,229 22–23
46 May 22 St. Louis Cardinals L 8–9 (10) Motte (2–1) Coleman (0–1) Salas (7) 28,195 22–24
47 May 24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 3–5 Simón (1–0) Soria (3–1) 14,077 22–25
48 May 25 @ Baltimore Orioles L 2–9 Arrieta (6–2) Hochevar (3–5) 15,740 22–26
49 May 26 @ Baltimore Orioles L 5–6(12) Accardo (3–1) Coleman (0–2) 22,720 22–27
50 May 27 @ Texas Rangers W 12–7 (14) Wood (2–0) Bush (0–1) 39,390 23–27
51 May 28 @ Texas Rangers L 1–10 Harrison (5–4) O'Sullivan (2–4) Tateyama (1) 40,240 23–28
52 May 29 @ Texas Rangers L 6–7 Rhodes (3–2) Soria (3–2) 45,011 23–29
53 May 30 Los Angeles Angels L 8–10 Jepsen (1–2) Soria (3–3) Rodney (3) 24,406 23–30
54 May 31 Los Angeles Angels W 7–3 Francis (2–5) Piñeiro (2–2) 14,174 24–30
June (9–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
55 June 1 Los Angeles Angels W 2–0 Collins (3–2) Downs (3–2) 12,022 25–30
56 June 2 Minnesota Twins L 2–8 Swarzak (1–2) O'Sullivan (2–5) 14,584 25–31
57 June 3 Minnesota Twins L 2–5 Pavano (3–5) Duffy (0–1) 32,443 25–32
58 June 4 Minnesota Twins L 2–7 Blackburn (5–4) Hochevar (3–6) 27,861 25–33
59 June 5 Minnesota Twins L 0–6 Duensing (3–5) Francis (2–6) 21,704 25–34
60 June 6 Toronto Blue Jays W 3–2 (11) Soria (4–3) Francisco (1–3) 12,194 26–34
61 June 7 Toronto Blue Jays L 5–8 Drabek (4–4) Mazzaro (0–1) Rauch (7) 16,539 26–35
62 June 8 Toronto Blue Jays L 8–9 Villanueva (4–0) Duffy (0–1) Janssen (1) 12,152 26–36
63 June 9 Toronto Blue Jays W 3–2 Hochevar (4–6) Romero (5–6) Soria (8) 13,941 27–36
64 June 10 @ Los Angeles Angels W 4–2 Francis (3–6) Santana (3–6) Soria (9) 38,254 28–36
65 June 11 @ Los Angeles Angels L 5–7 Downs (4–2) Collins (3–3) Walden (14) 38,911 28–37
66 June 12 @ Los Angeles Angels W 9–0 Mazzaro (1–1) Chatwood (3–4) 39,114 29–37
67 June 14 @ Oakland Athletics W 7–4 Duffy (1–2) Cahill (6–5) Soria (10) 11,439 30–37
68 June 15 @ Oakland Athletics L 1–2 Outman (2–1) Hochevar (4–7) Bailey (2) 16,392 30–38
69 June 16 @ Oakland Athletics L 4–8 Gonzalez (6–5) Francis (3–7) 11,775 30–39
70 June 17 @ St. Louis Cardinals W 5–4 Wood (3–0) Carpenter (1–7) Soria (11) 40,674 31–39
71 June 18 @ St. Louis Cardinals L 4–5 Motte (3–1) Holland (1–1) Salas (12) 43,102 31–40
72 June 19 @ St. Louis Cardinals L 4–5 Salas (4–1) Collins (3–4) 41,660 31–41
73 June 21 Arizona Diamondbacks L 2–7 Saunders (4–7) Hochevar (4–8) 19,305 31–42
74 June 22 Arizona Diamondbacks L 2–3 Kennedy (8–2) Francis (3–8) Putz (19) 14,265 31–43
75 June 23 Arizona Diamondbacks L 3–5 Hudson (9–5) Paulino (0–5) Putz (20) 23,610 31–44
76 June 24 Chicago Cubs L 4–6 Marshall (4–2) Crow (2–1) Mármol (16) 32,921 31–45
77 June 25 Chicago Cubs W 3–2 Holland (2–1) Samardzija (5–4) Soria (12) 38,744 32–45
78 June 26 Chicago Cubs W 6–3 Hochevar (5–8) Wells (1–2) Soria (13) 28,401 33–45
79 June 27 @ San Diego Padres L 3–4 Latos (5–8) Francis (3–9) Bell (21) 23,635 33–46
80 June 28 @ San Diego Padres L 2–4 Richard (4–9) Paulino (0–6) Bell (22) 20,250 33–47
81 June 29 @ San Diego Padres L 1–4 Stauffer (4–5) Chen (4–2) Bell (23) 24,461 33–48
July (13–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 July 1 @ Colorado Rockies L 0–9 Nicasio (3–1) Duffy (1–3) 48,282 33–49
83 July 2 @ Colorado Rockies L 6–9 G. Reynolds (3–0) Davies (1–7) Street (24) 49,227 33–50
84 July 3 @ Colorado Rockies W 16–8 Wood (4–0) Hammel (4–8) 40,269 34–50
85 July 4 @ Chicago White Sox L 4–5 Santos (3–3) Crow (2–2) 31,077 34–51
86 July 5 @ Chicago White Sox W 5–3 Paulino (1–6) Peavy (4–2) Soria (14) 20,695 35–51
87 July 6 @ Chicago White Sox W 4–1 Chen (5–2) Jackson (5–7) Soria (15) 27,233 36–51
88 July 7 Detroit Tigers L 1–3 Scherzer (10–4) Duffy (1–4) Valverde (22) 16,355 36–52
89 July 8 Detroit Tigers L 4–6 Porcello (8–6) Davies (1–8) Valverde (23) 34,563 36–53
90 July 9 Detroit Tigers W 13–6 Holland (3–1) Furbush (1–3) Teaford (1) 25,941 37–53
91 July 10 Detroit Tigers L 1–2 Verlander (12–4) Francis (3–10) Valverde (24) 18,373 37–54
92 July 14 @ Minnesota Twins L 4–8 Liriano (6–7) Chen (5–3) 39,584 37–55
93 July 15 @ Minnesota Twins W 2–1 Collins (4–4) Capps (2–5) Soria (16) 39,177 38–55
94 July 16 @ Minnesota Twins L 3–4 Perkins (1–1) Francis (3–11) Nathan (4) 41,295 38–56
95 July 17 @ Minnesota Twins L 3–4 Duensing (7–7) Paulino (1–7) Nathan (5) 38,786 38–57
96 July 18 Chicago White Sox L 2–5 Buehrle (7–5) Davies (1–9) 17,190 38–58
97 July 19 Chicago White Sox W 4–2 Duffy (2–4) Peavy (4–4) Soria (17) 20,126 39–58
98 July 20 Chicago White Sox W 2–1 (11) Crow (3–2) Sale (2–1) 13,831 40–58
99 July 22 Tampa Bay Rays W 10–4 Hochevar (6–8) Davis (7–7) 27,824 41–58
100 July 23 Tampa Bay Rays W 5–4 (10) Soria (5–3) Gomes (0–1) 27,643 42–58
101 July 24 Tampa Bay Rays L 0–5 Cobb (3–0) Paulino (1–8) 23,735 42–59
102 July 25 @ Boston Red Sox W 3–1 (14) Coleman (1–2) Williams (0–1) Soria (18) 37,727 43–59
103 July 26 @ Boston Red Sox L 9–13 Aceves (6–1) Adcock (1–1) 37,460 43–60
104 July 27 @ Boston Red Sox L 5–12 Lackey (9–8) Chen (5–4) 38,329 43–61
105 July 28 @ Boston Red Sox W 4–3 Hochevar (7–8) Beckett (9–4) Soria (19) 37,822 44–61
106 July 29 @ Cleveland Indians W 12–0 Francis (4–11) Carrasco (8–9) 35,390 45–61
107 July 30 @ Cleveland Indians L 2–5 Sipp (6–2) Soria (5–4) 31,436 45–62
108 July 31 @ Cleveland Indians W 5–3 Duffy (3–4) Carmona (5–11) Soria (20) 21,101 46–62
August (10–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
109 August 2 Baltimore Orioles L 2–8 Simón (3–4) Chen (5–5) 17,116 46–63
110 August 3 Baltimore Orioles W 6–2 Hochevar (8–8) Guthrie (5–15) Holland (1) 14,187 47–53
111 August 4 Baltimore Orioles W 9–4 Wood (5–0) Britton (6–9) 12,161 48–53
112 August 5 Detroit Tigers L 3–4 (10) Schlereth (1–1) Crow (3–3) Valverde (31) 28,565 48–64
113 August 6 Detroit Tigers L 3–4 Verlander (16–5) Duffy (3–5) Valverde (32) 25,818 48–65
114 August 7 Detroit Tigers W 4–3 Chen (6–5) Scherzer (11–7) Soria (21) 20,132 49–65
115 August 8 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 1–2 Farnsworth (4–1) Wood (5–1) 10,742 49–66
116 August 9 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 0–4 Shields (11–9) Francis (4–12) 10,124 49–67
117 August 10 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 7–8 McGee (1–1) Soria (5–5) 11,706 49–68
118 August 11 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 1–4 Niemann (7–4) Duffy (3–6) Farnsworth (21) 13,942 49–69
119 August 12 @ Chicago White Sox W 5–1 Chen (7–5) Stewart (1–2) Holland (2) 23,130 50–69
120 August 13 @ Chicago White Sox L 4–5 Crain (7–3) Hochevar (8–9) Sale (4) 24,854 50–70
121 August 14 @ Chicago White Sox L 2–6 Danks (5–9) Francis (4–13) 25,517 50–71
122 August 15 New York Yankees L 4–7 Burnett (9–9) Paulino (1–5) Rivera (31) 24,879 50–72
123 August 16 New York Yankees L 7–9 Nova (12–4) Duffy (3–7) Rivera (32) 22,258 50–73
124 August 17 New York Yankees W 5–4 Chen (8–5) Colón (8–7) Soria (22) 22,435 51–73
125 August 18 Boston Red Sox L 3–4 Beckett (10–5) Hochevar (8–10) Papelbon (29) 20,547 51–74
126 August 19 Boston Red Sox L 1–7 Miller (5–1) Francis (4–14) Aceves (2) 21,262 51–75
127 August 20 Boston Red Sox W 9–4 Paulino (2–9) Albers (4–4) 28,588 52–75
128 August 21 Boston Red Sox L 1–6 Lester (13–6) Duffy (3–8) 25,723 52–76
129 August 23 @ Toronto Blue Jays W 6–4 Chen (9–5) Morrow (9–8) Soria (23) 20,009 53–76
130 August 24 @ Toronto Blue Jays L 3–4 Litsch (5–3) Coleman (1–3) Francisco (11) 18,292 53–77
131 August 25 @ Toronto Blue Jays W 9–6 Francis (5–14) Cecil (4–7) 17,355 54–77
132 August 26 @ Cleveland Indians L 1–2 Jiménez (8–10) Paulino (2–10) C. Perez (28) 41,337 54–78
133 August 27 @ Cleveland Indians L 7–8 Smith (3–3) Coleman (1–4) C. Perez (29) 35,370 54–79
134 August 28 @ Cleveland Indians W 2–1 Chen (10–5) Masterson (10–8) Soria (24) 27,908 55–79
135 August 29 @ Detroit Tigers W 9–5 Hochevar (9–10) Scherzer (13–8) Wood (1) 32,423 56–79
136 August 30 @ Detroit Tigers L 1–2 (10) Benoit (4–3) Crow (3–4) 34,866 56–80
137 August 31 @ Detroit Tigers L 4–5 Schlereth (2–1) Wood (5–2) Valverde (40) 33,572 56–81
September (15–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
138 September 1 @ Detroit Tigers W 11–8 Crow (3–4) Coke (2–9) Soria (25) 39,084 57–81
139 September 2 Cleveland Indians L 4–5 Masterson (11–8) Chen (10–6) Perez (31) 27,251 57–82
140 September 3 Cleveland Indians W 5–1 Hochevar (10–10) Huff (2–3) 27,126 58–82
141 September 4 Cleveland Indians L 6–9 Gómez (2–2) Francis (5–15) Perez (32) 34,015 58–83
142 September 5 @ Oakland Athletics W 11–6 Holland (4–1) Bailey (0–4) 14,577 59–83
143 September 6 @ Oakland Athletics W 7–4 Duffy (4–8) Gonzalez (12–12) Soria (26) 12,064 60–83
144 September 7 @ Oakland Athletics L 0–7 Moscoso (8–8) Chen (10–7) 13,132 60–84
145 September 8 @ Seattle Mariners L 1–4 Vargas (8–13) Hochevar (10–10) League (34) 14,377 60–85
146 September 9 @ Seattle Mariners L 3–7 Beavan (4–5) Francis (5–16) 14,805 60–86
147 September 10 @ Seattle Mariners W 4–2 Paulino (3–10) Pineda (9–10) Soria (27) 17,884 61–86
148 September 11 @ Seattle Mariners W 2–1 Teaford (1–0) Vasquez (1–3) Soria (28) 20,951 62–86
149 September 13 Minnesota Twins W 4–0 Chen (11–7) Pavano (8–12) 25,253 63–86
150 September 14 Minnesota Twins W 7–3 Hochevar (10–10) Hendriks (0–2) Holland (3) 19,076 64–86
151 September 15 Chicago White Sox W 7–2 Francis (6–16) Buehrle (11–9) 17,737 65–86
152 September 16 Chicago White Sox W 7–6 Holland (5–1) Thornton (1–5) 24,918 66–86
153 September 17 Chicago White Sox W 10–3 Teaford (2–0) Stewart (2–5) Adcock (1) 31,264 67–86
154 September 18 Chicago White Sox L 5–10 Danks (7–12) Chen (11–8) 29,480 67–87
155 September 20 Detroit Tigers W 10–2 Mendoza (1–0) Penny (10–11) 26,953 68–87
156 September 21 Detroit Tigers L 3–6 Fister (10–13) Herrera (0–1) Valverde (47) 28,776 68–88
157 September 23 @ Chicago White Sox W 11–1 Chen (12–8) Stewart (2–6) 21,744 69–88
158 September 24 @ Chicago White Sox L 3–6 Danks (8–12) Teaford (2–1) 26,249 69–89
159 September 25 @ Chicago White Sox W 2–1 Mendoza (2–0) Floyd (12–13) Holland (4) 22,018 70–89
160 September 26 @ Minnesota Twins W 7–3 Paulino (4–10) Slowey (0–8) 34,847 71–89
161 September 27 @ Minnesota Twins L 4–7 Swarzak (4–7) O'Sullivan (2–6) 34,228 71–90
162 September 28 @ Minnesota Twins L 0–1 Pavano (9–13) Wood (5–3) 36,488 71–91

Roster

2011 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
Melky Cabrera 155 658 102 201 44 5 18 87 .305 20
Alex Gordon 151 611 101 185 45 4 23 87 .303 17
Alcides Escobar 158 548 69 139 21 8 4 46 .254 26
Jeff Francoeur 153 601 77 171 47 4 20 87 .285 22
Billy Butler 159 597 74 174 44 0 19 95 .291 2
Mike Avilés 53 185 14 41 11 3 5 31 .222 10
Kila Ka'aihue 23 82 6 16 4 0 2 6 .195 0
Wilson Betemit 57 203 29 57 15 1 3 27 .281 3
Chris Getz 118 380 50 97 6 3 0 26 .255 21
Matt Treanor 65 186 24 42 6 0 3 21 .226 2
Brayan Peña 72 222 17 55 11 0 3 24 .248 0
Mitch Maier 44 95 19 22 4 3 0 7 .232 1
Jarrod Dyson 26 44 8 9 1 0 0 3 .205 14
Eric Hosmer 128 523 66 153 27 3 19 78 .293 11
Mike Moustakas 89 338 26 89 18 1 5 30 .263 2
Yamaico Navarro 6 23 2 7 1 0 0 6 .304 0
Manny Piña 4 14 2 3 2 0 0 0 .214 0
Johnny Giavotella 46 178 20 44 9 4 2 21 .247 5
Salvador Pérez 39 148 20 49 8 2 3 21 .331 0
Lorenzo Cain 6 22 4 6 1 0 0 1 .273 0

Stats through September 29, 2011

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League Brian Poldberg
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Brian Rupp
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Vance Wilson
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League Nelson Liriano
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Darryl Kennedy
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Brian Buchanan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Omaha

References

  1. ^ a b c "Royals to place pitcher Bruce Chen on 15-day DL tomorrow and recall pitcher Vin Mazzaro" (Press release). Kansas City Royals. May 10, 2011. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Kaegel, Dick (May 17, 2011). "Pitching unravels for Royals in loss to Tribe". MLB.com.