2013 Kansas City Royals
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Location
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Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Dayton Moore
Manager(s)Ned Yost
Local televisionFox Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
Local radioKCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Steve Stewart, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc)
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The Kansas City Royals' 2013 season was the 45th for the Royals franchise which began on April 1, 2013 against the Chicago White Sox.

After a winning record in spring training (setting a team and MLB record), the Royals remained over .500 nearly most of April during regular season play. The team also didn't commit an error in their first seven games (for 64 2/3 innings) for the first time in team history. On September 22, the Royals won their 82nd game of the season, to clinch their 2nd winning season since 1994 and first since 2003.

Offseason and spring training

During the offseason, the Kansas City Royals donated over $4 million in funds raised during the 2012 All-Star game for various projects in the Kansas City area communities, including building two baseball facilities for disabled children.[1][2]

Alex Gordon signed a $37.5 million four-year deal last season with the Royals. The team lost Eric Hosmer to the United States team for the World Baseball Classic.

Right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke, who won the 2009 AL Cy Young Award while with Kansas City, signed a $147 million six-year contract to join the Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason but was slow during spring training with a sore elbow and the flu.[3]

Jeremy Guthrie signed a $25 million three-year deal in November 2012 to stay with the Royals after being their best starter during the year.[4] Guthrie will be the Royals' No. 3 starter. Former AL MVP, Miguel Tejada, made the team as a utility player with a $1.1 million one-year contract.[5]

During spring training in Surprise, Arizona, the Royals had the best record of any team and maintained first place throughout every game. They not only tied and then exceeded a franchise record (previously set 22 wins and 9 losses in 1999),[6] but also had more spring training wins than any other team in MLB history.[7]

The Royals were the only team losing less than 10 games other than the Baltimore Orioles (9 losses),[8] ending spring training with a 25–7–2 record.[9] Kansas City lost their first spring training game after 11 wins in a row,[10] the only unbeaten team in spring training at that point.[11]

Kansas City manager Ned Yost said "The key to our success this year is going to be our pitching staff, because we can catch the ball. If they're throwing strikes, we're going to be able to make plays and I think we're going to be able to score runs." Yost added, "It just gives you confidence going into the season knowing that everybody's ready, everybody's playing well."

The Royals left Arizona (Surprise Stadium) without any players having any serious injuries. This was in contrast to March 2012 when closer Joakim Soria needed season-ending Tommy John surgery and starting catcher Salvador Pérez required knee surgery which sidelined him until late June 2012.

Kansas City led the majors in team batting average, hits, doubles, runs scored and on-base percentage, clinching first place in the Cactus League standings. The Royals finished with a Cactus League-leading .335 batting average and 230 runs.

After improving their starting rotation, the Royals were considered a "sleeper team" entering the 2013 season. The Royals appeared poised to challenge the AL champion Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. Overall, the Royals increased their chances that they would contend in 2013.[12]

According to Foxs Sports, for the first time in more than two decades the Kansas City Royals may become relevant again.[13] Other projections predicted the Royals to finish in second, third or even fourth place in the American League Central.[14][15]

"There's a lot to like about this team", Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I think we've got a great defense. I think our starting pitching is going to be a focal point and a strong asset to our club. Our relief pitching has always been dynamite in my mind."

Transactions

Signings

•Major League: Jeremy Guthrie, SP: three years, $25MM.

•Minor League: Blaine Boyer, Chad Tracy, Endy Chávez, Miguel Tejada, Xavier Nady, Willy Taveras, George Sherrill, Dan Wheeler, Brandon Wood and Anthony Ortega.

Trades and Claims

•Acquired SP James Shields, P Wade Davis and IF Elliot Johnson from the Tampa Bay Rays for OF Wil Myers, P Mike Montgomery, 3B Patrick Leonard and P Jake Odorizzi.

•Acquired P Luis Rico [16] and P Luis Santos from the Pittsburgh Pirates for P Vin Mazzaro and 1B Clint Robinson.

•Acquired SP Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels for P Brandon Sisk.

•Claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

•Claimed P Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

•Claimed C Brett Hayes off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

•Claimed P Chris Volstad off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Notable Losses

Wil Myers, Vin Mazzaro, Joakim Soria, Mike Montgomery, Brandon Sisk and Patrick Leonard.

Season highlights

April

In April, Jeremy Guthrie had the longest undefeated streak by a Royals pitcher over 13 starts since Kevin Appier in 1994-95.[17]

On April 5, Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit a bases-loaded triple, allowing the Royals to rally and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13–4, spoiling the Phillies' home opener with a sellout crowd of 45,307 at Citizens Bank Park. The interleague matchup was a rare one between teams who first met in the 1980 World Series. The only other visit to Philadelphia by the Royals came in 2004. After getting a total of 17 hits in their first three games against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals had 19 against the Phillies. Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and George Brett, rivals when the Phillies beat the Royals to win their first championship 33 years earlier, threw out the first pitches (along with SNL's Joe Piscopo). Wade Davis, acquired from Tampa Bay Rays along with James Shields, made his first start since 2011. He made 54 relief appearances for the Rays in 2012 after 58 starts from 2010-11.[18]

The Royals didn't commit an error in their first seven games (64 2/3 innings) for the first time in team history.[19] As of April 10, the Royals had won four straight games and six of seven games to move three games above .500 for the first time since May 12, 2011, when they were 20–17.[20] The Royals went on to sweep the Minnesota Twins at home at Kauffman Stadium.[21] However, on April 12 (after a day off), the Royals lost against the Toronto Blue Jays after committing three errors within the game, matching their season total at that time.[22]

Royals 1B Eric Hosmer had tightness in his right quadriceps and did not start for the second straight night on April 13.[23] Nonetheless, as a result of Alex Gordon driving in a run, the Royals avoided a three-game sweep by the Blue Jays, who had won six straight and eight of 10 against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, including a four-game sweep in their only series in Kansas City from the previous season. Therefore, the Royals maintained first place in the ALC, but were tied with the Detroit Tigers after they defeated the Oakland Athletics.[24]

Impact of the Boston Marathon bombing

Although performing well, the Royals helped the Atlanta Braves win their 10th straight game with a 6–3 victory over KC on April 16. After both teams had a day off, players, managers and coaches for both teams wore No. 42 on their jerseys to honor Jackie Robinson. Like many teams, the Braves also held a moment of silence before the game for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing (April 15). Chris Getz, KC's No. 8 hitter, homered for the first time in nearly four years (on July 19, 2009 when he played for the Chicago White Sox). Jeff Francoeur, a former Braves RF, played his first game at Turner Field with Kansas City.[25] With Wade Davis pitching 7 scoreless innings, the Royals beat the Braves 1–0 on April 17 to end Atlanta's 10-game winning streak.[26]

The Royals had a scheduled weekend series against the Boston Red Sox between April 19–21. It was to be Boston's first home game since the bombings, the explosions occurring 45 minutes after they finished playing the Rays on April 15 while en route to play the Cleveland Indians. However, the Greater Boston area went on a citywide lockdown in search of a suspect on the morning of April 19. Therefore, their first "homecoming game" of the weekend was postponed.[27][28][29][30] The Red Sox reported the decision was made "to support efforts of law enforcement officers." The Royals stayed at the Westin Copley Place Hotel near Copley Square, about a block from the marathon finish line. "We've been told not to go outside. We've been told the hotel has been locked down, although I've seen a handful of people moving around", Royals vice president Mike Swanson said. "The streets are just, wow. It's numbingly quiet for a noon hour in Boston." No make-up game was immediately scheduled.[31]

However, with the second suspect captured that same evening and Fenway Park under tight security, play resumed Saturday, April 20, with a win of 4–3 by Boston over the Royals. Following an emotional pregame ceremony, both teams honored the victims of the bombing tragedy by wearing special uniforms/logos. (The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with "Boston" on the front instead of the customary "Red Sox" while Kansas City players and staff wore a "B Strong" patch on the front of their jerseys, with the shirts being auctioned off for funds to support victims of the bombing.) [32] The Red Sox later announced Friday's (April, 19) game would be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday (April, 21). The regularly scheduled game took place at 1:35 p.m., and a nightcap at 7 p.m.[33] Even with the loss, the Royals moved to first place since the Detroit Tigers also lost in the American League Central.

On April 21, Kansas City ended Boston's seven-game winning streak with a 4–2 win over the Red Sox in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. With tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings still visibly clear, the Royals ended a season-opening streak of 16 games by Red Sox starters allowing three runs or less, tying an AL record achieved by the Oakland Athletics in 1978 and 1981. With the Detroit Tigers losing, the win kept the Royals secure in first place.[34] In the second game of the doubleheader, Kansas City narrowly beat Boston 5–4 in 10 innings to win the weekend series (and sweep the doubleheader), as a result of Lorenzo Cain walking with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning. With both wins against the Red Sox on April 21, Kansas City remained in first place in the AL Central as did Boston in the AL East.[35] A disappointing ending to an emotional weekend for the Red Sox, Ervin Santana (2-1) pitched seven strong innings, Kelvin Herrera (2–2) got the win and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five opportunities. Billy Butler homered in the eighth inning of the night game (clearing the Green Monster).[36] The Royals also recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.[37]

Remaining in first place

On April 25, Alex Gordon's grand slam (clearing the 420-foot marker on the wall in center field) highlighted a five-run 10th inning for Kansas City, who rallied against the Detroit Tigers bullpen for an 8–3 win, keeping the Royals in first place (ALC). Billy Butler had three hits on the day and improved to 23 for 55 (.418) off Justin Verlander, the best mark of anyone with at least 30 at-bats against the Detroit pitcher. Tim Collins (1–0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Royals and got the win.[1] This followed a game the previous day, which the Royals narrowly lost against Detroit (having only played two out of six days due to postponed games and having no batting practice prior to the game on April 24 as a result of bad weather).[2] Overall, the Royals went 4–3 at Atlanta, Boston and Detroit. Kansas City did not play a home game since April 14. They played seven road games in 11 days. "This was a phenomenal road trip for us", said right-hander James Shields, who pitched eight solid innings on April 25. "We're going to look back at this road trip, and I think it's going to be a pretty crucial road trip."

On April 28, in the opener of a doubleheader caused by a rainout two days earlier, Jeremy Guthrie (3–0) allowed six hits over 6 2/3 innings for his 16th consecutive start without a loss. That matched the Kansas City record set by Paul Splittorff from August 13, 1977 – April 22, 1978. The Royals went on to beat the Indians 9–0, with a memorable 500th career hit from Alcides Escobar being a home run (370 feet) and a right center home run by Alex Gordon (438 feet), [3][4]

May

After spending most of April in first place (AL Central), the Royals ended the month with a 14–10 record (7–4 at home), a half game behind the Detroit Tigers as of April 30 (an improvement from their 6–15 mark going into May a year ago).[5] However, on May 1, the Royals moved back into first place (15–10), due to the Tigers losing to the Minnesota Twins and then the Royals later beating the Tampa Bay Rays (giving them a .600 percentage).[6][7] Unfortunately, it was not to last, as the Royals would go 8-20 for the month, their worst May record since 2006 (8-21).

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574 51–30 42–39
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568 1 51–30 41–40
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531 7 44–37 42–39
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27 32–49 34–47
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 30 37–44 26–55


American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 4–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–4 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9


Detailed records

Game log

Legend
Royals Win Royals Loss Game Postponed
* All times are CDT
2013 Game Log
April (14-10)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ White Sox 3:10 0-1 Chris Sale (1-0) James Shields (0-1) Addison Reed (1) 39,012 0-1
2 April 3 @ White Sox 3:10 2-5 Jake Peavy (1-0) Ervin Santana (0-1) Addison Reed (2) 14,213 0-2
3 April 4 @ White Sox 3:10 3-1 Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) Gavin Floyd (0-1) Greg Holland (1) 15,036 1-2
4 April 5 @ Phillies 3:05 13-4 Bruce Chen (1-0) Kyle Kendrick(0-1) 45,307 2-2
5 April 6 @ Phillies 6:05 3-4 Antonio Bastardo (1-0) Greg Holland (0-1) 39,475 2-3
6 April 7 @ Phillies 12:35 9-8 James Shields (1-1) Cole Hamels (0-2) Kelvin Herrera (1) 39,451 3-3
7 April 8 Twins 3:10 3-1 Ervin Santana (1-1) Kevin Correia (0-1) Aaron Crow (1) 40,073 4-3
8 April 9 Twins 7:10 7-4 Jeremy Guthrie (2-0) Mike Pelfrey (1-1) Greg Holland (2) 11,697 5-3
9 April 10 Twins 7:10 3-0 Wade Davis (1-0) Liam Hendriks (0-1) Kelvin Herrera (2) 10,069 6-3
10 April 12 Blue Jays 7:10 4-8 J. A. Happ (2-0) Luis Mendoza (0-1) Aaron Loup (1) 13,049 6-4
11 April 13 Blue Jays 6:10 2-3 R. A. Dickey (1-2) James Shields (1-2) Casey Janssen (3) 21,960 6-5
12 April 14 Blue Jays 1:10 3-2 Kelvin Herrera (1-0) Darren Oliver (0-1) 29,057 7-5
13 April 16 @ Braves 6:10 3-6 Eric O'Flaherty (3-0) Kelvin Herrera (1-1) 26,400 7-6
14 April 17 @ Braves 11:10 1-0 Wade Davis (2-0) Mike Minor (2-1) Greg Holland (3) 23,018 8-6
April 19 @ Red Sox Postponed (lockdown in Boston due to manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect) (Makeup date: doubleheader April 21)
15 April 20 @ Red Sox 12:10 3-4 Clay Buchholz (4-0) Kelvin Herrera (1-2) Andrew Bailey (3) 35,152 8-7
16 April 21 @ Red Sox 1:35 4-2 Ervin Santana (2-1) Ryan Dempster (0-2) Greg Holland (4) 31,483 9-7
17 April 21 @ Red Sox 7:05 5-4 Kelvin Herrera (2-2) Andrew Miller (0-1) Greg Holland (5) 33,270 10-7
April 23 @ Tigers Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: doubleheader August 16)
18 April 24 @ Tigers 6:05 5-7 Max Scherzer (2-0) Wade Davis (2-1) José Valverde (1) 30,347 10-8
19 April 25 @ Tigers 12:05 8-3 (10) Tim Collins (1-0) Phil Coke (0-3) 30,321 11-8
April 26 Indians Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: doubleheader April 28)
20 April 27 Indians 6:10 3-2 Ervin Santana (3-1) Scott Kazmir (0-1) Greg Holland (6) 19,224 12-8
21 April 28 Indians 1:10 9-0 Jeremy Guthrie (3-0) Justin Masterson (4-2) 22,001 13-8
22 April 28 Indians 7:10 3-10 Corey Kluber (2-0) Will Smith (0-1) 19,831 13-9
23 April 29 Indians 7:10 0-9 Ubaldo Jiménez (1-2) Wade Davis (2-2) 14,255 13-10
24 April 30 Rays 7:10 8-2 James Shields (2-2) Alex Cobb (3-2) 12,738 14-10
May (8-20)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
25 May 1 Rays 7:10 9-8 Bruce Chen (2-0) Jake McGee (0-2) Greg Holland (7) 11,514 15-10
May 2 Rays Postponed after 3 1/2 innings (rain) (Makeup date: August 26)
May 3 White Sox Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: May 6)
26 May 4 White Sox 6:10 2-0 Jeremy Guthrie (4-0) Dylan Axelrod (0-2) 19,957 16-10
27 May 5 White Sox 1:10 6-5 (10) Greg Holland (1-1) Brian Omogrosso (0-1) 16,462 17-10
28 May 6 White Sox 1:10 1-2 (11) Jesse Crain (1-1) Kelvin Herrera (2-3) Addison Reed (11) 15,576 17-11
29 May 7 @ Orioles 6:05 3-4 Tommy Hunter (2-1) Tim Collins (1-1) Jim Johnson (12) 12,921 17-12
30 May 8 @ Orioles 6:05 3-5 Chris Tillman (3-1) Luis Mendoza (0-2) Jim Johnson (13) 12,344 17-13
31 May 9 @ Orioles 6:05 6-2 Jeremy Guthrie (5-0) Freddy García (0-1) 23,282 18-13
32 May 10 Yankees 7:10 6-11 Phil Hughes (2-2) Wade Davis (2-3) 24,521 18-14
33 May 11 Yankees 6:10 2-3 Andy Pettitte (4-2) James Shields (2-3) Mariano Rivera (14) 30,910 18-15
34 May 12 Yankees 1:10 2-4 Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) Ervin Santana (3-2) Mariano Rivera (15) 29,515 18-16
35 May 13 @ Angels 9:05 11-4 Luis Mendoza (1-2) Joe Blanton (0-7) Luke Hochevar (1) 32,203 19-16
36 May 14 @ Angels 9:05 2-6 Jason Vargas (2-3) Jeremy Guthrie (5-1) 33,028 19-17
37 May 15 @ Angels 9:05 9-5 Wade Davis (3-3) Barry Enright (0-2) 31,917 20-17
38 May 17 @ Athletics 9:07 1-2 Sean Doolittle (3-0) James Shields (2-4) Grant Balfour (7) 14,602 20-18
39 May 18 @ Athletics 8:07 1-2 Tommy Milone (4-5) Ervin Santana (3-3) Grant Balfour (8) 35,067 20-19
40 May 19 @ Athletics 3:07 3-4 Jerry Blevins (3-0) Kelvin Herrera (2-4) Ryan Cook (1) 20,387 20-20
41 May 20 @ Astros 7:10 5-6 Dallas Keuchel (1-1) Jeremy Guthrie (5-2) José Veras (7) 12,989 20-21
42 May 21 @ Astros 7:10 7-3 Bruce Chen (3-0) Paul Clemens (1-2) 12,302 21-21
43 May 22 @ Astros 7:10 1-3 Jordan Lyles (2-1) James Shields (2-5) José Veras (8) 12,324 21-22
44 May 23 Angels 7:10 4-5 Joe Blanton (1-7) Ervin Santana (3-4) Robert Coello (1) 18,784 21-23
45 May 24 Angels 7:10 2-5 Jason Vargas (4-3) Luke Hochevar (0-1) Garrett Richards (1) 32,148 21-24
46 May 25 Angels 1:10 0-7 Billy Buckner (1-0) Jeremy Guthrie (5-3) 27,958 21-25
47 May 26 Angels 1:10 2-5 Jerome Williams (4-1) Wade Davis (3-4) Ernesto Frieri (10) 24,475 21-26
48 May 27 Cardinals 1:10 3-6 Adam Wainwright (7-3) James Shields (2-6) Edward Mujica (15) 34,746 21-27
49 May 28 Cardinals 7:10 1-4 Tyler Lyons (2-0) Ervin Santana (3-5) Edward Mujica (16) 27,833 21-28
50 May 29 @ Cardinals 7:15 3-5 Randy Choate (1-0) Aaron Crow (0-1) Edward Mujica (17) 43,477 21-29
51 May 30 @ Cardinals 7:15 4-2 Louis Coleman (1-0) Mitchell Boggs (0-3) Greg Holland (8) 43,916 22-29
52 May 31 @ Rangers 7:05 2-7 Derek Holland (5-2) Wade Davis (3-5) 37,765 22-30
June (16-11)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 @ Rangers 3:05 4-1 (10) Aaron Crow (1-1) Robbie Ross (2-1) Greg Holland (9) 36,107 23-30
54 June 2 @ Rangers 2:05 1-3 Tanner Scheppers (4-0) JC Gutierrez (0-1) Joe Nathan (17) 47,567 23-31
55 June 4 Twins 7:10 0-3 Samuel Deduno (2-1) Luis Mendoza (1-3) Glen Perkins (12) 20,134 23-32
56 June 5 Twins 7:10 4-1 Jeremy Guthrie (6-3) P. J. Walters (2-1) Greg Holland (10) 12,407 24-32
57 June 6 Twins 7:10 7-3 Tim Collins (2-1) Jared Burton (0-3) 14,942 25-32
58 June 7 Astros 7:10 4-2 Kelvin Herrera (3-4) Wesley Wright (0-2) Greg Holland (11) 24,808 26-32
59 June 8 Astros 6:15 7-2 Ervin Santana (4-5) Érik Bédard (1-3) 28,055 27-32
60 June 9 Astros 1:10 2-0 Aaron Crow (2-1) Héctor Ambriz (1-3) Greg Holland (12) 20,723 28-32
61 June 10 Tigers 7:10 3-2 Jeremy Guthrie (7-3) Doug Fister (5-4) Greg Holland (13) 17,653 29-32
62 June 11 Tigers 7:10 2-3 Max Scherzer (9-0) Aaron Crow (2-2) José Valverde (9) 16,493 29-33
63 June 12 Tigers 1:10 3-2 (10) Greg Holland (2-1) Phil Coke (0-4) 24,564 30-33
64 June 13 @ Rays 6:10 10-1 Ervin Santana (5-5) Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) 11,398 31-33
65 June 14 @ Rays 6:10 7-2 Luis Mendoza (2-3) Matt Moore (8-3) 13,407 32-33
66 June 15 @ Rays 3:10 3-5 Alex Torres (2-0) Jeremy Guthrie(7-4) Fernando Rodney (14) 18,593 32-34
67 June 16 @ Rays 12:40 5-3 Wade Davis (4-5) Roberto Hernández (4-7) Greg Holland (14) 27,442 33-34
68 June 17 @ Indians 6:10 2-1 Aaron Crow (3-2) Bryan Shaw (0-1) Greg Holland (15) 12,803 34-34
69 June 18 @ Indians 6:10 3-4 Cody Allen (2-0) Kelvin Herrera (3-5) Vinnie Pestano (2) 14,853 34-35
70 June 19 @ Indians 6:10 3-6 Justin Masterson (9-5) Luis Mendoza (2-4) 17,349 34-36
71 June 21 White Sox 7:10 1-9 Hector Santiago (3-5) Jeremy Guthrie (7-5) 33,830 34-37
72 June 22 White Sox 1:10 2-3 Jesse Crain (2-1) Aaron Crow (3-3) Addison Reed (21) 20,364 34-38
73 June 23 White Sox 1:10 7-6 Luke Hochevar (1-1) Jesse Crain (2-2) Greg Holland (16) 18,622 35-38
74 June 25 Braves 7:10 3-4 Kris Medlen (5-7) Tim Collins (2-2) Craig Kimbrel (22) 29,947 35-39
75 June 26 Braves 7:10 4-3 (10) Aaron Crow (4-3) Alex Wood (0-2) 22,207 36-39
76 June 27 @ Twins 7:10 1-3 Samuel Deduno (4-2) Jeremy Guthrie (7-6) Glen Perkins (20) 28,040 36-40
77 June 28 @ Twins 7:10 9-3 James Shields (3-6) PJ Walters (2-4) 28,916 37-40
78 June 29 @ Twins 3:10 2-6 Kyle Gibson (1-0) Wade Davis (4-6) 36,881 37-41
79 June 30 @ Twins 1:10 9-8 Aaron Crow (5-3) Jared Burton (1-5) Greg Holland (17) 34,232 38-41
July (15-10)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
80 July 2 Indians 7:10 5-6 Cody Allen (3-0) Tim Collins (2-3) Chris Perez (8) 15,625 38-42
81 July 3 Indians 7:10 6-5 Will Smith (1-1) Cody Allen (3-1) Greg Holland (18) 28,534 39-42
82 July 4 Indians 1:10 10-7 Luke Hochevar (2-1) Bryan Shaw (0-2) Greg Holland (19) 16,792 40-42
83 July 5 Athletics 7:10 3-6 Tommy Milone (8-7) Wade Davis (4-7) Grant Balfour (22) 35,518 40-43
84 July 6 Athletics 1:10 4-3 Aaron Crow (6-3) Ryan Cook (1-2) Greg Holland (20) 16,606 41-43
85 July 7 Athletics 1:10 4-10 A. J. Griffin (7-6) Luis Mendoza (2-5) Jesse Chavez (1) 17,804 41-44
86 July 8 @ Yankees 6:10 5-1 Jeremy Guthrie (8-6) Phil Hughes (4-8) Greg Holland (21) 35,057 42-44
87 July 9 @ Yankees 6:10 3-1 James Shields (4-6) CC Sabathia (9-7) Greg Holland (22) 35,797 43-44
88 July 10 @ Yankees 6:10 1-8 Iván Nova (4-2) Wade Davis (4-8) 35,781 43-45
89 July 11 @ Yankees 12:10 4-8 Andy Pettitte (7-6) Ervin Santana (5-6) 40,381 43-46
90 July 12 @ Indians 6:05 0-3 Corey Kluber (7-5) Tim Collins (2-4) Cody Allen (2) 24,077 43-47
91 July 13 @ Indians 6:05 3-5 Scott Kazmir (5-4) Jeremy Guthrie (8-7) Chris Perez (12) 29,740 43-48
92 July 14 @ Indians 12:05 4-6 Rich Hill (1-1) Tim Collins (2-5) Chris Perez (13) 15,432 43-49
93 July 19 Tigers 7:10 1-0 Ervin Santana (6-6) Aníbal Sánchez (7-7) Greg Holland (23) 35,000 44-49
94 July 20 Tigers 6:10 6-5 Jeremy Guthrie (9-7) Justin Verlander (10-7) Greg Holland (24) 30,116 45-49
95 July 21 Tigers 1:10 1-4 Doug Fister (8-5) James Shields (4-7) Joaquín Benoit (9) 20,513 45-50
96 July 22 Orioles 7:10 2-9 Scott Feldman (9-7) Wade Davis (4-9) 16,362 45-51
97 July 23 Orioles 7:10 3-2 Bruce Chen (4-0) Jason Hammel (7-7) Greg Holland (25) 19,072 46-51
98 July 24 Orioles 7:10 4-3 Luke Hochevar (3-1) Darren O'Day (5-1) 17,410 47-51
99 July 25 Orioles 7:10 7-1 Jeremy Guthrie (10-7) Miguel González (8-4) 17,675 48-51
100 July 26 @ White Sox 7:10 5-1 James Shields (5-7) José Quintana (5-3) 18,342 49-51
101 July 27 @ White Sox 6:10 1-0 Wade Davis (5-9) Chris Sale (6-10) Greg Holland (26) 26,172 50-51
102 July 28 @ White Sox 1:10 4-2 (12) Aaron Crow (7-3) Donnie Veal (1-1) Greg Holland (27) 24,079 51-51
103 July 30 @ Twins 7:10 7-2 Ervin Santana (7-6) Mike Pelfrey (4-9) 33,085 52-51
104 July 31 @ Twins 7:10 4-3 Jeremy Guthrie (11-7) Caleb Thielbar (1-1) Greg Holland (28) 32,789 53-51
August (16-15)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 August 1 @ Twins 12:10 7-2 James Shields (6-7) Scott Diamond (5-10) 35,448 54-51
106 August 2 @ Mets 6:10 2-4 (11) Carlos Torres (2-2) Luis Mendoza (2-6) 31,032 54-52
107 August 3 @ Mets 12:10 4-3 (12) Kelvin Herrera (4-5) David Aardsma (2-1) Greg Holland (29) 25,095 55-52
108 August 4 @ Mets 12:10 6-2 Ervin Santana (8-6) Zack Wheeler (4-2) 25,658 56-52
109 August 5 Twins 7:10 13-0 Jeremy Guthrie (12-7) Kevin Correia (7-8) 21,474 57-52
110 August 6 Twins 7:10 0-7 Andrew Albers (1-0) James Shields (6-8) 18,924 57-53
111 August 7 Twins 7:10 5-2 Louis Coleman (2-0) Samuel Deduno (7-5) Greg Holland (30) 20,198 58-53
112 August 8 Red Sox 7:10 5-1 Bruce Chen (5-0) Jon Lester (10-7) Luke Hochevar (2) 21,121 59-53
113 August 9 Red Sox 7:10 9-6 Francisley Bueno (1-0) Drake Britton (1-1) Greg Holland (31) 29,485 60-53
114 August 10 Red Sox 6:10 3-5 Brandon Workman (3-1) Jeremy Guthrie (12-8) Koji Uehara (12) 38,742 60-54
115 August 11 Red Sox 1:10 4-3 James Shields (7-8) John Lackey (7-10) Greg Holland (32) 24,935 61-54
116 August 12 Marlins 7:10 6-2 Wade Davis (6-9) Tom Koehler (3-8) 15,956 62-54
117 August 13 Marlins 7:10 0-1 (10) Chad Qualls (3-1) Kelvin Herrera (4-6) Steve Cishek (25) 21,094 62-55
118 August 14 Marlins 1:10 2-5 Dan Jennings (2-3) Tim Collins (2-6) Steve Cishek (26) 17,760 62-56
119 August 15 @ Tigers 6:05 1-4 Aníbal Sánchez (11-7) Jeremy Guthrie (12-9) Joaquín Benoit (16) 37,872 62-57
120 August 16 @ Tigers 12:05 2-1 Danny Duffy (1-0) Justin Verlander (12-9) Greg Holland (33) 38,714 63-57
121 August 16 @ Tigers 6:05 3-0 James Shields (8-8) José Álvarez (1-3) Greg Holland (34) 40,980 64-57
122 August 17 @ Tigers 6:05 5-6 Joaquín Benoit (3-0) Aaron Crow (7-4) 41,850 64-58
123 August 18 @ Tigers 12:05 3-6 Max Scherzer (18-1) Bruce Chen (5-1) 41,740 64-59
124 August 20 White Sox 7:10 0-2 John Danks (3-10) Ervin Santana (8-7) Addison Reed (32) 13,060 64-60
125 August 21 White Sox 7:10 2-5 André Rienzo (1-0) Jeremy Guthrie (12-10) Addison Reed (33) 13,083 64-61
126 August 22 White Sox 7:10 3-4 (12) Jake Petricka (1-0) Luke Hochevar (3-2) Addison Reed (34) 13,363 64-62
127 August 23 Nationals 7:10 10-11 Tanner Roark (4-0) Bruce Chen (5-2) Rafael Soriano (33) 28,733 64-63
128 August 24 Nationals 6:10 2-7 Jordan Zimmermann (15-7) Wade Davis (6-10) 28,023 64-64
129 August 25 Nationals 1:10 6-4 Kelvin Herrera (5-6) Craig Stammen (7-6) Greg Holland (35) 19,661 65-64
130 August 26 Rays 1:10 11-1 Jeremy Guthrie (13-10) Jeremy Hellickson (10-8) 20,546 66-64
131 August 27 @ Twins 7:10 6-1 James Shields (9-8) Jared Burton (2-8) 27,006 67-64
132 August 28 @ Twins 7:10 8-1 Danny Duffy (2-0) Andrew Albers (2-2) 27,379 68-64
133 August 29 @ Twins 12:10 3-1 Bruce Chen (6-2) Samuel Deduno (8-8) Greg Holland (36) 28,012 69-64
134 August 30 @ Blue Jays 6:07 2-3 Mark Buehrle (11-7) Ervin Santana (8-8) Casey Janssen (25) 21,031 69-65
135 August 31 @ Blue Jays 12:07 2-4 R. A. Dickey (11-12) Kelvin Herrera (5-7) Casey Janssen (26) 34,315 69-66
September (17-10)
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Blue Jays 12:07 5-0 James Shields (10-8) J. A. Happ (3-5) 22,961 70-66
137 September 2 Mariners 1:10 3-1 Will Smith (2-1) Félix Hernández (12-9) Greg Holland (37) 20,063 71-66
138 September 3 Mariners 7:10 4-3 Luke Hochevar (4-2) Yoervis Medina (4-4) Greg Holland (38) 13,638 72-66
139 September 4 Mariners 7:10 4-6 Lucas Luetge (1-2) Aaron Crow (7-5) Danny Farquhar (12) 13,621 72-67
140 September 5 Mariners 1:10 7-6 (13) Louis Coleman (3-0) Chance Ruffin (0-1) 14,004 73-67
141 September 6 Tigers 7:10 2-16 Aníbal Sánchez (13-7) James Shields (10-9) 21,358 73-68
142 September 7 Tigers 6:10 4-3 Wade Davis (7-10) Justin Verlander (12-11) Greg Holland (39) 20,402 74-68
143 September 8 Tigers 1:10 5-2 Bruce Chen (7-2) Doug Fister (12-8) Greg Holland (40) 16,774 75-68
144 September 9 @ Indians 6:05 3-4 Ubaldo Jiménez (11-9) Ervin Santana (8-9) Chris Perez (23) 9,794 75-69
145 September 10 @ Indians 6:05 6-3 Jeremy Guthrie (14-10) Zach McAllister (7-9) Greg Holland (41) 12,615 76-69
146 September 11 @ Indians 11:05 6-2 James Shields (11-9) Scott Kazmir (8-8) Greg Holland (42) 12,085 77-69
147 September 13 @ Tigers 6:05 3-6 Justin Verlander (13-11) Bruce Chen (7-3) Joaquín Benoit (19) 40,389 77-70
148 September 14 @ Tigers 6:05 1-0 Ervin Santana (9-9) Doug Fister (12-9) Greg Holland (43) 41,841 78-70
149 September 15 @ Tigers 12:05 2-3 Drew Smyly (6-0) Jeremy Guthrie (14-11) Joaquín Benoit (20) 40,491 78-71
150 September 16 Indians 7:10 7-1 James Shields (12-9) Scott Kazmir (8-9) 15,413 79-71
151 September 17 Indians 7:10 3-5 Cody Allen (6-1) Wade Davis (7-11) Chris Perez (25) 21,685 79-72
152 September 18 Indians 7:10 7-2 Bruce Chen (8-3) Danny Salazar (1-3) 21,198 80-72
153 September 20 Rangers 7:10 2-1 Luke Hochevar (5-2) Jason Frasor (4-3) Greg Holland (44) 21,837 81-72
154 September 21 Rangers 6:10 1-3 Matt Garza (10-6) Jeremy Guthrie (14-12) Joe Nathan (40) 36,575 81-73
155 September 22 Rangers 1:10 4-0 (10) Tim Collins (3-6) Neal Cotts (5-3) 27,899 82-73
156 September 23 @ Mariners 9:10 6-5 (12) Wade Davis (8-11) Lucas Luetge (1-3) Greg Holland (45) 12,790 83-73
157 September 24 @ Mariners 9:10 0-4 James Paxton (3-0) Bruce Chen (8-4) 12,528 83-74
158 September 25 @ Mariners 9:10 0-6 Hisashi Iwakuma (14-6) Ervin Santana (9-10) 15,347 83-75
159 September 26 @ White Sox 7:10 3-2 Jeremy Guthrie (15-12) André Rienzo (2-3) Greg Holland (46) 16,434 84-75
160 September 27 @ White Sox 7:10 6-1 James Shields (13-9) Chris Sale (11-14) 24,474 85-75
161 September 28 @ White Sox 6:10 5-6 Erik Johnson (3-2) Yordano Ventura (0-1) Addison Reed (40) 22,235 85-76
162 September 29 @ White Sox 1:10 4-1 Bruce Chen (9-4) José Quintana (9-7) Greg Holland (47) 22,633 86-76

Roster

2013 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

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 Vance Wilson
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Brian Buchanan
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League Tommy Shields
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Darryl Kennedy
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Omar Ramírez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Omaha, Idaho Falls[8]

References

  1. ^ "Royals vs. Tigers - Game Recap - April 25, 2013 - ESPN".
  2. ^ "Royals vs. Tigers - Game Recap - April 24, 2013 - ESPN".
  3. ^ "Indians vs. Royals - Game Recap - April 28, 2013 - ESPN".
  4. ^ "Indians vs. Royals - Game Recap - April 28, 2013 - ESPN".
  5. ^ "Rays vs. Royals - Game Recap - April 30, 2013 - ESPN".
  6. ^ "Twins vs. Tigers - Game Recap - May 1, 2013 - ESPN".
  7. ^ "Rays vs. Royals - Game Recap - May 1, 2013 - ESPN".
  8. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0.