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High-flying Royals set to put dazzling defense on display

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Prepare to be dazzled. That's because the Kansas City Royals do one thing better than any other baseball team on the planet. This one thing isn't something you see everyday. And you've probably never seen it the way the Royals do it. The Royals play de... Read More »

Sundberg remembers Royals’ 1985 championship season

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Jim Sundberg's memory of where his World Series ring is may be a little hazy, but he still vividly recalls the events of October 1985. That was when the Royals played in their last World Series, and Sundberg played a significant role in bringing home t... Read More »

Following same path as ’59 White Sox, KC eyes title

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Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called "Go-Go Sox" were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula that includ... Read More »

Royals’ machine built to perform in October

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As baseball has changed over the past half-decade or so, it seems that the formula for winning in October may have changed, as well. And if that is in fact the case, then the best example is the American League champion Royals. Read More »

New WS gear player tested, fan approved

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Gear up in style with the exclusive official sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps that the Royals will be wearing to work out during the World Series. Read More »

A baseball latecomer, Cain’s determination led way

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Lorenzo Cain has shined on both sides of the ball this postseason, stroking hits with regularity and chasing down drives in the outfield gaps. Those feats would be impressive even without the knowledge that he didn't play baseball at any level until hi... Read More »

Denkinger cool with reminders of mistaken call in ’85 Series

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Twenty-nine years later, as the Royals prepare to finally play in a World Series again and Kauffman Stadium gets ready for a rocking Game 1, the unavoidable name of Don Denkinger is being brought back down from the shelves of the sport's lore. The old ... Read More »

Like ’85 champs, Royals know how to win

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Twenty-nine years later, the Royals have returned to the World Series. Read More »

Hurdle doesn’t think long layoff will affect Royals

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By the time James Shields delivers the first pitch of the 2014 World Series on Tuesday night (6:30 p.m. CT air time on FOX, 7:07 p.m. first pitch), his Kansas City Royals will have had five full days of rest since Greg Holland delivered the final pitch... Read More »

Royals owner Glass sharing KC’s pride, joy

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David Glass waited a long time to hoist a championship trophy. Now he's enjoying his team's remarkable run and relishing the way it is making the hometown fans come alive. Read More »

KC has home-field edge, should feel at home in SF

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For the first time since the American League Wild Card Game, the Royals will have home-field advantage for a postseason series. But due to the similarity of the opponents, the location of the games could be less of a factor than how it was initially pe... Read More »

Several Royals have strong ties to Brewers

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Royals manager Ned Yost and one-third of his starting lineup -- shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Nori Aoki -- previously called Miller Park home. Read More »

Quick on feet and to speak, Dyson helping Royals zoom

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On the Royals' scorching run to the World Series, Jarrod Dyson hasn't been afraid to ruffle feathers -- like when he correctly predicted the American League Championship Series wouldn't go back to Baltimore -- but he's simply going by what he sees from... Read More »

Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason

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After calls were challenged every 1.9 games and overturned at a 47 percent clip during the first regular season of expanded replay, those numbers have dropped to one challenge every 2.8 games with a reversal rate of 33 percent in the postseason. Read More »

Players are getting Royal treatment in Kansas City

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It's a crazy time in Kansas City, where fans who had gone without postseason baseball since 1985 have been ecstatic while the Royals have reeled off eight straight postseason wins. Read More »