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Royals lament missing out on early scoring chances

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Amid a stunned home clubhouse still reeling from a season-ending 3-2 loss on Wednesday night, the second, third, fourth and even fifth innings -- when the Royals had opportunities to take control of Game 7 -- loomed large. Read More »

Moore: Taste of World Series fuel for return

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For the Royals' franchise, this World Series experience meant maturity, both for the players and the organization. Both have moved to a higher echelon in their sport. Read More »

Butler wants to continue career with Royals

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Billy Butler, Kansas City's favorite adopted son, with the nickname "Country Breakfast," stares down impending free agency this winter. The Royals almost certainly will not pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015, making him a free agent for the firs... Read More »

Statcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7

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With a little help from Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco, the Royals came oh-so-close to tying Game 7 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, and Statcast tracking technology breaks down how Alex Gordo... Read More »

Royals have no regrets after wild ride ends 90 feet short

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Though fans may always wonder if Alex Gordon could have scored in the ninth inning of Game 7, in the end, the difference is that one team had Madison Bumgarner and the other didn't, not that third-base coach Mike Jirschele didn't bet the season on one ... Read More »

Free agents Shields, Butler hope to return to Royals

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Pitcher James Shields heads a list of eight potential free agents from the Royals' American League championship club and, in the wake of Wednesday night's World Series loss, he said he'd like to return. Read More »

Duffy reportedly hampered by rib-cage injury

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It appears that Danny Duffy's mysterious absence from the postseason rotation was injury-related after all. Duffy was plagued by a rib-cage issue that limited his availability, according to a report by The Kansas City Star. Read More »

Royals tip caps to Giants after Game 7 battle

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The Royals' clubhouse was eerily quiet and somber as general manager Dayton Moore went through and hugged each of his players at their locker. The club's improbable postseason run was over as Madison Bumgarner and the Giants earned a 3-2 win in Game 7 ... Read More »

Royals fans stay true blue to hometown team

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A raucous crowd lingered by the Royals' dugout long after the game ended. Many of them begged league officials and media members on the field to send their team out to see them after a tough 3-2 loss to the Giants in Game 7 of the World Series. Read More »

Royals fight tooth and nail, fall just short in Game 7

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They amazed, energized and captivated a community hungry for postseason baseball after a 29-year lapse and, although they couldn't capture the final prize, the Kansas City Royals made it a battle right to the end. They yielded the World Series champion... Read More »

Following Gordon’s dash, Royals’ hopes dashed

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Unwilling to go down without a fight against a dominant Madison Bumgarner, the Royals got exactly what they needed with Alex Gordon's two-out single in the ninth inning of Game 7. But as he did throughout the World Series, Bumgarner recovered to thwart... Read More »

Haul of fame: Series artifacts bound for Cooperstown

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Caps from Madison Bumgarner and Bruce Bochy, a bat from Pablo Sandoval and spikes from Game 7 winning pitcher Jeremy Affeldt were among the final artifacts that representatives from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum curated in the celebrato... Read More »

Yost sticks with Game 7 plan on pitching front

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More than four hours before Game 7 of the World Series, Royals manager Ned Yost outlined how he planned on setting up what he hoped would be the franchise's biggest win since 1985. Read More »

Guthrie’s ‘small act’ loomed large for dying Royals fan

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The day they buried Dan Purtell, his friends and family gathered in a bar in Binghamton, N.Y. They shared the stories of a life fully but all-too-shortly lived. They cried, they hugged, they laughed and they drank. And then the clock struck 8 p.m. ET, ... Read More »

Seven-game Series fitting way for Selig to go out

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It took the full seven games before the 2014 World Series was decided Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. And that was only fitting. This was the 22nd Fall Classic that Allan H. (Bud) Selig has presided over. And also the last. Selig will step down as... Read More »