MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 2

DETROIT, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander tossed eight effective innings Monday and Detroit kept the pressure on in the American League Central with a 6-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Alex Rios slammed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Tuesday and the Chicago White Sox kept pace in the playoff race with a 3-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Kansas City 7 (2nd game)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Joe Mauer blasted a grand slam to hand Minnesota a big lead Saturday, but the Twins had to hang on to post an 8-7 win and doubleheader sweep of Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Tampa Bay 0 (10 inn.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer's two-out single in the 10th inning Tuesday drove in Jeff Francoeur with the game's only run and the Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay 1-0.

MLB: Baltimore 7, Kansas City 1

BALTIMORE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rookie Manny Machado smacked two homers in his second major league game Friday, powering the Baltimore Orioles past Kansas City 7-1.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Toronto 6

TORONTO, July 5 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer drove in three runs Thursday and had a part in two big innings for Kansas City innings that boosted the Royals to a 9-6 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Kansas City 2

PITTSBURGH, June 8 (UPI) -- Erik Bedard allowed five hits over seven innings Friday and got perfect relief help in bringing the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-2 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Oakland 9, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 2 (UPI) -- Josh Reddick delivered a two-run triple during a big fifth inning Saturday and Oakland snapped a nine-game skid with a 9-3 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Baltimore 2

BALTIMORE, May 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur homered for the go-ahead run Sunday and Kansas City's bullpen tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings in the Royals' 4-2 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy had a two-run, seventh-inning single Thursday that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, July 15 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday that rallied the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Minnesota.

Royals place RHP Hochevar on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 16 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, the team said Wednesday.

MLB: Oakland 12, Kansas City 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Orlando Cabrera had three hits and four RBI Tuesday and the Oakland Athletics routed Kansas City 12-3.

MLB: Boston 8, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY , Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury's three-run home run led Boston to its fifth win in six games Wednesday, an 8-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- Gabe Gross and Evan Longoria hit home runs Sunday, powering the Tampa Bay Rays to their seventh straight win, a 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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Luke Hochevar
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)

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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