|July 25 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Morales was the Royals' offensive bright spot in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas, finishing 3 for 3 with a solo home run.
Analysis: Morales has had an up-and-down season and had been struggling coming into the game, hitting just .163 with no homers and two RBIs over his previous 12 contests. He's 2 for 6 with a homer off Hector Santiago, who'll oppose the Royals in Monday's series opener against the Angels.
|July 19 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET1:05 ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST12:35 AM VEN9:05 UAE12:05 AM CT-Morales left Monday's win over Cleveland early after he fouled a pitch off his right foot in the fith inning. X-rays were negative, detecting only a bruise.
Analysis: Morales has already dealt with a couple of injuries this season, neither of which have caused him to miss significant time. The Royals said he is day to day with the contusion and is not expected to miss significant time.
|July 10 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Morales stepped up with two hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Mariners.
Analysis: Morales had gone 2 for 18 over his previous five games.
|July 5 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET10:42 ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST10:12 AM VEN18:42 UAE9:42 AM CT-Morales continued his homer binge Monday with a solo shot in a 6-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Morales has five homers in his last five games and is hitting .526 with seven long balls and 14 RBIs over his last 10 games.
|July 1 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Morales hit a two-run homer Friday for the Royals.
Analysis: "He's swinging the bat really well right now," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Morales, who is 13 for his last 20.
|July 1 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game on Thursday to lead the Royals to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Analysis: Morales, who went 3 for 4, has 16 hits in 24 at-bats over the six-game run. He went 12 for 16 in the series and started in the outfield for the first time since 2008. Since going 1 for 15 in a four-game set with Cleveland on June 2-5, Morales has been on fire. He was hitting .191 on June 5, but has gone 32 of 69 since to push his average to .262.
|June 28 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, sending Kansas City to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game, two-city series between cross-state rivals.
Analysis: Morales, who homered twice Sunday, is feeling it lately. He's 15 for 27 with three homers and 13 RBIs in his last eight games.
|June 26 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Morales had his first two-homer game of the season in Sunday's 6-1 win over Houston.
Analysis: Morales has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 starts, batting .390 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.
|June 19 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Morales drove in five runs with four hits and the Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers 16-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Morales has struggled to keep his average above .200 this season but tied a career high with the five RBIs and also got his 200th career double in the second. Morales reached base eight straight times - three walks and five hits - over a three-game span before grounding out to end the fifth. Morales has reached base 10 times - seven hits and three walks - in his past 11 plate appearances and raised his average to .225.
|June 1 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Morales homered - a two-run shot in the sixth - and drove in three runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Morales was horrible in May with a .163 average.
|May 8 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-The slumping Morales broke out with two hits - including a three-run homer - and drove in four runs in Saturday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: The veteran switch-hitter was hitting an anemic .119 (5 for 42) with zero RBIs over his previous 11 games.
|Apr. 16 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Morales was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Friday's win in Oakland.
Analysis: Morales hadn't had a multihit game before this. He's batting .243 with more strikeouts than hits.
|Mar. 1 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET10:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE9:47 AM CT-Morales was absent with flu Monday.
Analysis: Morales probably will be back in camp Tuesday.