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Ace in waiting Ventura may be Royals’ wild card

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Yordano Ventura, the 23-year-old with the triple-digit fastball is perfectly positioned to do what No. 1 starter James Shields could not as the Royals' rookie right-hander gets the ball for Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants tonight. Read More »

SF’s fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K

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If there's a formula for beating the Royals, the Giants found it. Actually, it's the formula baseball teams have been using for more than a century. First things first. The Giants put up three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory over ... Read More »

Royals expect to bounce back quickly in Game 2

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Tuesday night's Game 1 defeat snapped the Royals' record streak of eight consecutive victories to open the 2014 postseason while simultaneously raising the stakes for Game 2 tonight. Read More »

Ventura, Royals try to get back to their game, even Series

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The 1985 Royals lost Game 1 of the World Series at home. Heck, they lost Game 2, too. And we know how that one turned out. So the Royals need look no further than their own organizational history to know they can recover from the drubbing they endured ... Read More »

Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

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From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner's historic numbers, to the Giants' overall postseason success, here's a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City. Read More »

Royals strike out on third-inning opportunity

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The one chance the Royals had to get to Madison Bumgarner during Game 1 on Tuesday night was in the third inning, but the club most likely to make contact could not come through when it needed to most. Read More »

Royals’ playoff win streak halted by Giants in Game 1

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Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight ... Read More »

Duffy shakes off rust, carries bullpen’s burden

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After being absent from the mound for nearly the entire past three weeks, Danny Duffy tossed three-plus innings of relief for the Royals in their 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series. Read More »

Statcast: Royals’ slick relay nabs Posey at home

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The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of their victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series, but it could have been worse were it not for an impressive relay between Nori Aoki and Omar Infante that cut down Buster Posey at home. Read More »

Royals pitchers short in stature but bring heat

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Not only do the Royals utilize speed over power, but they also have had success deviating from the prototypical pitcher's frame. Read More »

Oct. 21: Ned Yost postgame interview

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Manager Ned Yost discusses the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Read More »

Shields’ rough start sinks Royals in Game 1 loss

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Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight ... Read More »

Game 1 dedicated to veterans, military families

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Major League Baseball dedicated Game 1 of its 110th World Series to veterans and military families, and the daylong activities included a visit by Commissioner Bud Selig, U.S. military brass and Royals legend John Mayberry to the Kansas City VA Hospita... Read More »

Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld’s top interests

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James "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, a regular... Read More »

Shields’ struggles continue in Series opener

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A day before he was to throw the first World Series pitch in Kansas City since 1985, James Shields spoke about his propensity for amnesia. The Royals' ace will want to tap into that after a forgettable -- and relatively brief -- Game 1 start on Tuesday... Read More »