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Royals' Hochevar shut down with sprained elbow

Royals' Hochevar shut down with sprained elbow

The Kansas City Royals will likely be without pitcher Luke Hochevar for the first two months of the season because of a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Texas 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning Friday that snapped a tie and gave Kansas City a 2-1 win over Texas.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and Prince Fielder was thrown out at home on the final play Saturday in the Kansas City Royals' 1-0 win over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Seattle 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez homered and singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Tuesday, boosting the Kansas City Royals over Seattle 4-3.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 3 (12 inn.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A home run in the 12th inning by Conor Gillaspie brought the Chicago White Sox their sixth straight win Friday, a 4-3 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Detroit 0 (2nd game)

DETROIT, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- James Shields threw seven shutout innings Friday in helping Kansas City finish off a doubleheader sweep with a 3-0 win over Detroit.

MLB: Miami 5, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jacob Turner held Kansas City to four hits and Miami batters reached the Royals bullpen for four runs in the Marlins' 5-2 interleague win Wednesday.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Boston 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen threw 7 2/3 shutout innings Thursday and Mike Moustakas keyed a three-run first inning to bring Kansas City a 5-1 triumph over Boston.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar doubled home David Lough from first with one away in the ninth inning Wednesday to give Kansas City a 4-3 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Detroit 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas belted a go-ahead homer and the Kansas City bullpen tossed three scoreless innings Saturday, nailing down the Royals' 6-5 win over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 10, Cleveland 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 4 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Salvador Perez drove in three-runs with a pinch-hit eighth-inning double Thursday to help the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 10-7.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 23 (UPI) -- Chicago's Alexei Ramirez misplayed a ninth-inning grounder Sunday, allowing the Kansas City Royals to rally for a 7-6 win over the White Sox.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 25 (UPI) -- Mark Trumbo singled in Mike Trout with the go-ahead score during a three-run seventh Friday, sending the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3

BALTIMORE, May 7 (UPI) -- Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning, propelling the Baltimore Orioles over Kansas City 4-3 Tuesday.

MLB: Cleveland 15, Kansas City 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera's grand slam highlighted a 10-run fifth inning Sunday that carried the Cleveland Indians to a 15-3 blitz of Kansas City.
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Kansas City Royals Starting pitcher Luke Hochevar delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 23, 2009. St. Louis defeated Kansas City 5-0. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Luke Anthony Hochevar (pronounced /hoʊˈtʃeɪvər/; born September 15, 1983) is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals organization of Major League Baseball. He is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee. He throws and bats right-handed.

While attending Fowler High School in Fowler, Colorado, he was the 2A Player of the Year (senior year). During his senior year, he was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Hochevar was selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 39th round (1,191st overall) of the 2002 MLB amateur entry draft, but decided on college instead. Hochevar attended University of Tennessee. In 2005, he struck out a school record 154 batters while posting a 15-3 record and 2.26 ERA for the season. He was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and Roger Clemens Award.

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