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Royals built as winners with staying power

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The Kansas City Royals couldn't have been more optimistic about their immediate future when last season ended. They'd just had a terrific postseason run, getting to Game 7 of the World Series before losing a close, tense contest to the San Francisco Gi...

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Royals WS artifacts headed to Hall of Fame

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While the jubilant Royals flew home to celebrate their World Series championship with family and friends, six important items used in the five-game Fall Classic stayed behind in New York. They will be there waiting for any Royals players or fans who wa...

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Moore, Yost show ordinary can be extraordinary

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No books have been written about Dayton Moore's vision, and nobody's arguing that he revolutionized the role of the Major League executive. Ned Yost has never been considered the second coming of Casey Stengel, and nobody's pronouncing him a savant ahe...

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Royals show determination with 8 comeback wins

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The Royals were kings of the comeback on their way to being crowned World Series champions, rallying to win eight games this postseason in which they trailed.

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Royals GM Moore impressed by Mets

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Royals GM Dayton Moore had highly complementary things to say about the Mets, a team that couldn't have been more different from the Royals but proved to be a tough opponent in the World Series.

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Preparation gives Colon confidence off bench

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Christian Colon, the backup infielder for a Royals team that plays in the American League, hadn't stepped inside the batter's box this entire postseason. He hadn't seen a live pitch in 28 days, and hadn't driven in a run in six weeks. Then Royals manag...

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Statcast tracks Royals as they race to WS title

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The Royals finished off their first World Series championship in 30 years on Sunday night, and appropriately, their aggressive baserunning took center stage. With help from Statcast™, here is a look at five key plays from what turned out to be the final Major League game of 2015.

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Manfred pleased with first year as Commissioner

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Commissioner Rob Manfred has reasons to be proud after the first World Series during his reign. Ratings for the postseason that culminated in Kansas City winning its first championship in 30 years were strong. The World Series yielded several memorable...

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KC players and coaches bask in Series glory

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Once the final out was made on Sunday night, manager Ned Yost and his coaches embraced for a staff scrum while Royals players converged on the field to begin a World Series-winning celebration that soon headed into the clubhouse.

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Volq hero: Mourns father, keeps KC in G5

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Royals starter Edinson Volquez spoke to his late father, Daniel, on the drive to Citi Field on Sunday. He told his dad he was pitching that night's game because he knew it's what he would've wanted him to do. Volquez could swear he heard Daniel telling...

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Royals’ brand of baseball evident through the end

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Eric Hosmer broke for home plate the instant Mets third baseman David Wright threw the baseball across the diamond. How appropriate that it would be this guy, Hosmer, owning this moment. He represents the best of these Kansas City Royals, their emergen...

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Moore’s vision realized, patience rewarded

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It was two years ago when the Royals broke through with their first winning record under general manager Dayton Moore and their first winning season in 10 years.

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Royals earn praise from ’85 champions

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Thirty years ago, it took the Kansas City Royals the full seven games to claim a World Series championship, and in the process, they had to overcome a 3-games-to-1 deficits in both the best-of-seven American League Championship Series against Toronto a...

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