MLB: Baltimore 7, Kansas City 5

BALTIMORE, July 1 (UPI) -- Ramon Hernandez drove in two runs Tuesday, helping the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Colorado 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 25 (UPI) -- Ross Gload scored a run and drove in two more with his second double of the game in the sixth inning Wednesday, leading Kansas City past Colorado 4-2.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Arizona 3

PHOENIX, June 14 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles' four hits and two RBI Saturday led the Kansas City Royals' 12-3 rout of Arizona.

MLB: Kansas City 3, N.Y. Yankees 2

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Jose Guillen's ninth-inning home run Monday lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Slowey went the distance Thursday, scattering six hits to pace Minnesota's 5-1 win over struggling Kansas City.

MLB: Toronto 6, Kansas City 0

TORONTO, May 24 (UPI) -- The Toronto Blue Jays, led by Jesse Litsch's complete-game shutout and Brad Wilkerson's grand slam, blasted Kansas City 7-0 Saturday.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Detroit 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 14 (UPI) -- Luke Hochevar combined with three relievers on a six-hitter Wednesday and Kansas City stayed unbeaten against Detroit this season with a 2-0 victory.

MLB: Baltimore 4, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8 (UPI) -- Daniel Cabrera threw a complete game Thursday, allowing the Baltimore Orioles to halt a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, May 4 (UPI) -- Luke Hochevar gave up two earned runs on just three hits in six innings Saturday to help the Kansas City Royals record a 4-2 win at Cleveland.

MLB: Kansas City at Cleveland, ppd., rain

CLEVELAND, May 2 (UPI) -- Friday night's Indians-Royals major league contest was postponed because of heavy rains at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Toronto 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26 (UPI) -- Jose Guillen's go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh Saturday boosted the Kansas City Royals past Toronto 2-1.

MLB: Oakland 7, Kansas City 1

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Rob Bowen and Jack Hannahan each drove in two runs for the Oakland Athletics, who buried Kansas City 7-1 Sunday, sweeping a three-game series.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner drove in two runs with a double Sunday night to lead the Cleveland Indians past Kansas City, 4-2.

MLB: Texas 6, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 6 (UPI) -- Brad Wilkerson homered, doubled and scored twice Tuesday to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Royals take pitcher with first draft pick

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals on Tuesday made right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar the first choice of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.
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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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