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Lineup breakdown: Royals vs. Giants, Game 3

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With Game 3 of the World Series shifting to the Bay Area, the Royals and Giants are both looking to get a leg up in the series that's even at a game apiece. Here is a breakdown of the starting lineups for tonight's game. Read More »

Path to World Series ultimate test of best teams

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Neither the Royals nor Giants won 90 games in the regular season, but that shouldn't matter in determining a World Series champion. Read More »

Alcides thriving since receiving ignition keys

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Alcides Escobar always has seen himself as a leadoff man or No. 2 hitter. He hit mostly first or second in the Brewers' Minor League system before doing so for significant parts of his Major League career in Milwaukee and Kansas City. Read More »

Royals could revive running game facing Hudson

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It's been forgotten amid a surprising power surge, swept aside because it hasn't necessarily altered outcomes. But the Royals -- Major League leaders in stolen bases by a wide margin and armed with two track stars off their bench -- haven't been runnin... Read More »

Butler will serve as pinch-hitter with series in NL park

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Ned Yost didn't reveal his revised lineup for World Series Game 3 against the Giants on Friday, but one thing is certain -- designated hitter Billy Butler won't be in it. Read More »

Batter up: Royals pitchers ready to take hacks

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With the World Series shifting to National League rules in San Francisco, Royals pitchers will have a chance to dig their spikes into the batter's box and take some swings over the next three games. Read More »

1985 Royals found motivation in being written off

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The Royals have endured comparison after comparison to the 1985 World Series champions, but in at least one respect, the current club may have a leg up on the team from 29 years ago. Read More »

Baseball to Stand Up To Cancer during Game 3

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Major League Baseball will dedicate Game 3 of the 110th World Series on Friday to advancing the fight against cancer and specifically to help Stand Up To Cancer -- empowering a population of fans and Fall Classic participants who all share a goal of er... Read More »

O’Neil’s legacy carrying on through Royals

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Throughout the Royals' frenetic playoff run, one that was void of a loss until Game 1 of the World Series, one comment kept coming up in conversation among those familiar with Kansas City baseball: Buck woulda loved this. Read More »

Four Royals nominated for Gold Glove Awards

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Royals defensive standouts Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez were named finalists for American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Gordon, a left fielder, is aiming for his fourth straight Gold Glove Award, while P... Read More »

Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed

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Three players at each position in each league were named finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Read More »

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 »