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Royals’ Ventura to unleash high-octane arm in ALCS

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Yordano Ventura, the Royals' baby-faced flamethrower, mows down batters with reckless abandon, and in Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the right-handed Ventura will greet an Orioles lineup shouldering plenty of right-handed... Read More »

Bordick, Physioc added to TBS team

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Fans of the teams involved in the American League Championship Series will hear some familiar voices during the television broadcasts of Games 1 and 2 in addition to the team TBS already has in place on a national level. TBS will employ one broadcaster... Read More »

Brett heroics, no-quit rallies define KC’s playoff history

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With the Royals in the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1985, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable plays in their postseason history. Read More »

Oct. 10: Alex Gordon, Billy Butler ALCS interview

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Alex Gordon and Billy Butler of the Royals sat down for an interview prior to Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday. Read More »

Lineups breakdown: Royals vs. Orioles, Game 1

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It all begins tonight, when Baltimore's power will be put on display against Kansas City's athleticism. Here is a breakdown of the starting lineups for Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. Read More »

No changes on Royals’ roster for ALCS

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The Royals roster will be the same for the American League Championship Series against the Orioles as it was for their Division Series victory over the Angels. The ALCS opens tonight at Camden Yards. Read More »

Royals able to flip power script to burn Orioles

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Alcides Escobar, the light-hitting shortstop for a Royals team that ranked dead last in homers this season, ignited a four-run third with a solo shot, while Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas went deep late in Kansas City's 8-6 win in 10 innings over Balti... Read More »

Tale of the tape: Royals-Orioles, Game 1

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A look at James Shields and Chris Tillman -- the starters for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series today. Read More »

Sveum’s simple approach clicked with young Royals

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The Royals' midseason turnaround coincided with Dale Sveum becoming the club's hitting coach, and while some of the success was simply players getting back to their normal numbers, some of it was also the concepts Sveum brought, and the manner in which... Read More »

Pena, Leiter debate which team has edge in ALCS

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MLB Tonight analysts Carlos Pena and Al Leiter weighed in on who they think has the edge in pitching, hitting and the intangibles for the AL Championship Series between the Orioles and Royals, which begins with Game 1 in Baltimore tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Read More »

Royals’ arsenal of arms well-equipped for potent O’s

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Here is a cold, hard fact. The Baltimore Orioles hit 211 home runs this year, the most by any team in the Major Leagues. So how do the Royals stop that onslaught? Read More »

GM Moore’s vision is paying off in Kansas City

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GM Dayton Moore made several moves that helped the Royals ascend to the 2014 ALCS, but two stand above the rest -- trading Cy Young winner Zack Greinke for a package that included Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar, and trading top prospect Wil Myers for... Read More »

Weather doesn’t delay start of ALCS

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The Royals and Orioles have waited a long time to get back to the American League Championship Series, and as they prepared to begin their battle for the pennant, meteorologists were predicting wet but playable conditions for the scheduled first pitch ... Read More »

ALCS trio experiencing new joy of fatherhood

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Pay close attention to the player introductions at Camden Yards tonight. Among the talented folks that represent both teams, you may see a trio of very tired, very happy faces as the ALCS commences at 8 p.m. ET on TBS. Three players -- Kansas City's Lo... Read More »

Shields’ passion sets the tone in Royals’ clubhouse

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James Shields, the Royals' starter in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, is not only Kansas City's ace, he's a leader whose intensity sets the tone throughout the clubhouse. Read More »