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Salvy providing spark for hard-charging Royals

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Yilda Diaz has seen her son, Royals catcher Salvador Perez, take on a leadership role since his days on youth baseball teams at Club Firestone in Valencia, Venezuela. Perez homered in Game 1 and stroked a clutch two-run double that helped the Royals ea... Read More »

Ventura sturdy bridge to Royals’ lethal bullpen

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After giving up just the 10th leadoff homer in World Series history, rookie Yordano Ventura did not allow it to faze him. Instead, the right-hander delivered 5 1/3 innings while limiting the Giants to two runs on eight hits to help the Royals earn a 7-... Read More »

Royals’ Davis, Holland put tight seal on Game 2

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The service Royals manager Ned Yost required of Wade Davis and Greg Holland in Game 2 of the World Series differed a bit from what he usually asks of baseball's best eighth-ninth inning combination. But their performance was no different. Read More »

Herrera nails down KC’s first Series win since ’85

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Maybe it was the magnitude of the situation he entered, with two on and one out in the sixth inning of a tied game. Whatever the reason, reliever Kelvin Herrera was in prime form in Game 2, getting out of a sixth-inning jam, recording five outs and bec... Read More »

Guthrie, Royals look to take Series lead without DH

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Are you starting to understand why so many people thought this was such an intriguing World Series matchup? Yes, the Giants have Madison Bumgarner, and he's an ace among aces at the moment. But there's only one of him. And as the 2014 Fall Classic shif... Read More »

Infante makes presence known for Royals

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Omar Infante's first season with the Royals did not produce the desired results, but he delivered a spark in their Game 2 victory Wednesday night. Read More »

Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstanding

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Omar Infante hit a homer, Hunter Strickland started yelling in English, Salvador Perez yelled back in Spanish and both dugouts momentarily braced for a skirmish that never occurred. After the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Serie... Read More »

Royals reintroduce themselves to rabid crowd

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At the end, they roared with every single pitch. They stood, too, screaming and pleading and cheering. You could feel how badly they wanted it. Some of these fans had waited 29 years for a moment like this one. So they held nothing back as the Royals w... Read More »

Butler hopes to wear crown, stay in Kansas City

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Billy Butler doesn't want to go anywhere. He loves being a Royal and would be one forever if it were up to him. Unfortunately, it's not up to him, so he is doing everything he can to bring joy to Royals fans for as long as possible. Read More »

Five things we learned from pivotal sixth inning

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By the time the sixth inning was over, Kelvin Herrera had thrown a 101-mph sinker, Billy Butler had given a curtain call after a single, the benches had cleared, Omar Infante had gone deep and four Giants relievers had been summoned, all pretty much in... Read More »

Oct. 22 Perez postgame interview

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez discusses Game 2 of the World Series. Read More »

Oct. 22 Salvador Perez postgame interview

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez discusses Game 2 of the World Series. Read More »

With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

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Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at... Read More »

Oct. 22 Billy Butler postgame interview

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Billy Butler meets with the media after the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series. Read More »

Butler matches Brett with rare RBI feat

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With RBI singles in the first and sixth innings in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Billy Butler became the first Royals player with tying and go-ahead RBIs in the same postseason game since George Brett in the 1985 American League Champi... Read More »