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MLB Notebook: Rookie, big bats keep Royals’ hopes alive

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The Royals broke out for 10 runs in Game 6, which was more than enough support for rookie starter Yordano Ventura, who tossed seven shoutout innings to help force a decisive Game 7. Read More »

No shortage of confidence in KC clubhouse

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The players in the 2014 Royals clubhouse have never done this before, and perhaps that's working for them. Most hadn't played on a postseason team, and they had certainly never won a postseason series. And win the pennant? Please. Maybe the "act like y... Read More »

Royals are loaded with fresh arms for Game 7

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A 10-0 rout of the Giants in Game 6 on Tuesday -- thanks to the bats and an impressive seven-inning performance from 23-year-old starter Yordano Ventura -- enabled Royals manager Ned Yost to avoid using Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, and ... Read More »

Jirschele’s third-base signals lost in translation by Royals

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Mike Jirschele had one of his busier nights from the third-base coaching box at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night during the Royals' 10-0 Game 6 victory over the Giants. Read More »

Guthrie, Royals ready for winner-take-all game at home

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This was the way it had to be. For the two Wild Card-winning clubs that could not be denied. For the World Series loaded with punches and counterpunches. For the legion of fans invested either in the Giants' drive for dynasty status or the Royals' scin... Read More »

Butler’s emotional ride with Royals headed for Game 7

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Billy Butler has been a consistent presence in the Royals' lineup for eight seasons, but nothing the designated hitter has witnessed in his career compares to the emotions he has felt during the organization's magical 2014 season. Read More »

Game 7 delivers ecstasy, heartbreak in do-or-die drama

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Here's a look back at five of the best World Series seventh games before the Giants and Royals hit the field tonight. Read More »

Game 7’s deliver ecstasy, heartbreak in ultimate drama

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Here's a look back at five of the best World Series seventh games before the Giants and Royals hit the field on Wednesday night. Read More »

’79 Bucs last road team to win World Series Game 7

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The Pirates made ancient history in 1979: Those Bucs are the last club to win a World Series Game 7 on the road. Since, nine others have tried and come up empty. Wednesday night, the Giants will try to avoid making it 0-for-10. Read More »

Royals put ball in play, put game away

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The Royals got all they wanted in this inning and on this night. Game 6 was essentially over not long after it started, as Kansas City's seven-run second paved the way to a 10-0 victory that gave the club its ticket to Game 7 at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Cain raises game to put Royals on the cusp of crown

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Lorenzo Cain's production has the Royals on the brink of a championship. The 28-year-old center fielder reached base four times and drove in three of the Royals' 10 runs on Tuesday, a continuation of his steady production over the better part of the la... Read More »

Two great teams, one final showdown

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That this World Series will deliver a Game 7 just feels right. This is how this baseball season had to end. The Royals and Giants have already given us a compelling six games, transforming the Fall Classic into a showcase for two gifted teams that have... Read More »

Ventura pays tribute to Taveras with outing

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Yordano Ventura's friend, Oscar Taveras, was on his mind during his Game 6 start, but his focus was obviously on the job at hand -- pitch the Royals into a Game 7 against the Giants. Read More »

G6 DYK: KC shutout largest in WS since 1985

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The Royals put up some of their best postseason numbers in franchise history en route to a 10-0 victory over the Giants on Tuesday to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 in the World Series. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come out of Game 6. Read More »

Rested ‘pen tops 10 reasons Royals will win Game 7

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Kansas City's three shutdown relievers -- all of whom have better stuff than most closers -- could work four innings in tonight's Game 7, maybe even more. That's a huge edge for the Royals, even if the Giants do use Madison Bumgarner out of their bullp... Read More »