|Sep. 16 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Cain, who has appeared in only one September game because of a sore left wrist, probably won't return this season.
Analysis: ''He's not making great progress,'' manager Ned Yost said. ''He's getting a little bit better, but we're starting to run out of time.''
|Sep. 11 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Cain and the Royals have agreed to wait a week before deciding whether the outfielder will be shut down for the rest of the season because of his troublesome left wrist.
Analysis: Cain said Sunday that a stem-cell injection didn't work on the sprain and produced more inflammation in his hand. He tried playing through the injury on Friday, but said he was forced to basically swing one-handed and hasn't played since. Manager Ned Yost says Cain will see a hand specialist when the team returns to Kansas City this week.
|Sep. 11 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET0:10 ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST11:40 PM VEN8:10 UAE11:10 PM CT-Cain was out of Saturday's lineup and one report suggested a sore left wrist could knock him out for the rest of the season. He played on Friday for the first time since Aug. 30, going 1-for-3.
Analysis: Cain is batting .346 with three homers and five doubles against Sunday’s scheduled starter Chris Sale.
|Sep. 10 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET0:45 ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST12:15 AM VEN8:45 UAE11:45 PM CT-On Friday, Cain started for the first time since Aug. 30 following a wrist injury and reached base three times with a single and two walks despite pain when he squeezes the bat.
Analysis: "That shows his value," manager Ned Yost said. "He finds a way to produce."
|Sep. 5 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Cain missed his fifth straight game Monday because of left wrist inflammation. He was allowed to swing a bat Monday and remains day to day.
Analysis: With time running out to make a playoff push, the Royals need Cain's bat in the lineup. He's batting .379 (22 for 58) with a homer and 13 RBIs in his last 16 games, helping KC to a 13-3 record in that span.
|Sep. 1 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Cain sat out a fourth straight game Sunday due to a sore left wrist.
Analysis: Manager Ned Yost said afterward he's hopeful of Cain returning to the lineup Monday at Minnesota, though this is a type of injury that could affect the outfielder over the remainder of the regular season.
|Aug. 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Cain had two more hits Sunday and scored the go-ahead run in a win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Cain has keyed the Royals' eight-game winning streak, hitting safely in each victory while batting .533 with five doubles and six runs scored.
|Aug. 21 6:33 AM PT7:33 AM MT8:33 AM CT9:33 AM ET9:33 ET13:33 GMT21:33 6:33 AM MST8:33 AM EST9:03 AM VEN17:33 UAE8:33 AM CT-A red-hot Cain went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs in Saturday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Cain is a torrid 14 for 27 with eight RBIs while hitting safely in each game of the Royals' current stretch of seven straight wins. The surge has raised his season average from .271 to .289.
|Aug. 20 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Cain continued his recent hot stretch with two more hits in Friday's victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: The center fielder is now 11 for 23 with five RBIs over a six-game hitting streak that's raised his average from .271 to .284.
|Aug. 15 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Cain appears to be heating up after going 2 for 3 with an RBI in Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Cain has gone 6 for 7 with four RBIs over his last two games.
|Aug. 15 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Cain broke out of a mild slump in a big way Sunday, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs in the Royals' 11-4 rout of Minnesota.
Analysis: Cain had been 0 for 9 in the series' first two games and 2 for 25 over his previous five contests. He's still hitting .222 with just three extra-base hits in 14 games since returning from the DL July 29.
|Aug. 11 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET1:04 ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST12:34 AM VEN9:04 UAE12:04 AM CT-Cain went 1 for 7 on Wednesday, but that hit drove home the winning run in the 14th for a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Cain is 8 for 41 in his last 11 games.
|Aug. 3 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Cain had two hits, stole a base and scored a run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Cain had been hitless in his first three games after returning from a month-long absence due to a strained hamstring. He's batted .446 in 15 games against Tampa Bay since the beginning of the 2014 season.
|June 29 10:55 PM PT11:55 PM MT12:55 AM CT1:55 AM ET1:55 ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST1:25 AM VEN9:55 UAE12:55 AM CT-Cain (left hamstring strain) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday. He went 0 for 2 and was hit by a pitch.
Analysis: He went on the disabled list June 29 after batting .290 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 73 games. Cain went 3 for 8 in two games while on a rehab assignment.
|June 11 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Cain broke a 1-for-18 slump with a pair of hits Friday, but the Royals lost 7-5 to the White Sox.
Analysis: Cain has failed to drive in or score a run in the seven games he's played during Kansas City's eight-game losing streak.
|June 9 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Cain went 0 for 4 on Wednesday, leaving him 1 for 18 over his last five games.
Analysis: This, after Cain had batted .440 with three homers, four doubles and 13 RBIs over a 12-game stretch.
|June 2 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Cain again rocked the fantasy world Wednesday.
Analysis: Cain was 3 for 4 and is 10 for 21 with nine RBIs in his last five games.
|June 1 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Cain homered and drove in four runs as the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to a season-best five games.
Analysis: Cain has 23 RBIs in his past 19 games after driving in 10 runs in his first 30 games.
|May 30 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET11:17 ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST10:47 AM VEN19:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Cain continued his strong run by going 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Cain has made up for his slow start by hitting .351 with 20 RBIs in 27 games since April 29. He's batting .424 with a pair of homers over his last eight.
|May 29 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET18:06 GMT2:06 11:06 AM MST1:06 PM EST1:36 PM VEN22:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Cain went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Saturday's thrilling win over the White Sox.
Analysis: The 2015 All-Star is hitting .346 since April 29 and has been particularly hot of late, batting .414 with five RBIs over his last seven games.
|May 25 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Cain finished 4 for 5 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cain wasn't as good Wednesday, going 0 for 3.
|May 11 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Cain hit three home runs Tuesday night against the New York Yankees, but Kansas City lost 10-7 in the Bronx.
Analysis: Cain registered his second career five-RBI game with his other one also coming against the Yankees on May 15, 2015. He's batting .375 in his last 11 contests.
|May 2 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Cain finished 2 for 5 with an RBI in Sunday's victory at Seattle.
Analysis: The standout center fielder has had a disappointing first month of the season but is showing signs of breaking out, as he was 5 for 13 over the three-game set with the Mariners.