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Middle relief becoming increasingly crucial this Series

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The middle innings are everything in this Series, and those innings have largely been left to the relievers. The Giants' bullpen has accrued 14 2/3 of the 35 innings pitched. Royals relievers have worked 17 2/3 of 35 -- the 12th-most all-time through f... Read More »

Statcast: Dyson wows with incredible diving grab

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Though the Giants eventually ran away with an 11-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park, Statcast tracking technology shows that some more great defense from the Royals might have prevented them from grabbing the lead so... Read More »

Evenly matched clubs keep flipping script

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This is how it had to go, right? The Giants and Royals are simply too evenly matched, too talented and too tenacious for anything less. In that way, this World Series is delivering chills and thrills and spills. Read More »

Amped-up Collins unable to settle down in rocky seventh

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Tim Collins pitched in more games for Triple-A Omaha this season (23) than he did for the Royals (22). And yet here he was, inserted into the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, inheriting runners on first and second for a team tr... Read More »

Momentum changer: Aoki’s DP in sixth stunts KC threat

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Even in one-sided games, there are sometimes what-if moments. Like in the top of the sixth inning of the Giants' 11-4 win over the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park. Read More »

Pendulum swings in opposite direction for Royals’ Finnegan

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Young Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan, who helped secure a Game 3 victory on Friday night, was dealt the loss in Game 4 on Saturday night. Read More »

Rough night for Royals’ bullpen as Giants knot Series

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All even. The San Francisco Giants wiped out a three-run deficit and pummeled the Kansas City Royals, 11-4, on Saturday night to tie up the World Series at two games each. That means the 110th Fall Classic will go at least six games and return to Kansa... Read More »

Herrera’s first MLB at-bat comes in World Series

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Kelvin Herrera was 16 years old the last time he stepped into a batter's box in a competitive baseball game. And yet, there he was on Friday night, called upon to bat in a one-run game in the World Series. He promptly struck out on three pitches, but n... Read More »

Escobar pounces quickly, providing spark for Royals

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Before some fans at AT&T Park had even finished taking their seat, Alcides Escobar hammered the first pitch of the game from Tim Hudson for a double. He scored later in the inning on a groundout to give the Royals a lead they'd never surrender in their 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. Read More »

Drastically different lineup delivers for Royals

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Ned Yost adapted to National League rules with a drastic lineup change, and after his Royals pulled out the 3-2 win that gave them a 2-1 advantage in this Fall Classic, only one word could accurately depict him: Genius. Read More »

Vargas, Royals in search of commanding Series lead

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A Royals team that was under .500 as recently as July 22 is now two wins away from claiming the World Series crown. And a Giants team that has owned even-year Octobers of late faces its first World Series deficit in the Bruce Bochy era. It's going to b... Read More »

Royals perfectly suited for National League style

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The Royals' remarkable fielding combines with a deep pitching staff to give them the ability to win low-scoring games. Kansas City is probably better constructed to compete in the National League and it showed with a 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 o... Read More »

Yost’s faith, sixth-inning moves work for Royals

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Ned Yost knows that baseball games aren't won in the sixth inning. And he vows that his team will never lose one at that late-but-not-too-late point of the game, either, not if there's anything he can do about it. "My mind-set is that I'm not getting b... Read More »

Hosmer’s 11-pitch at-bat epitomizes KC kids’ growth

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If the Kansas City Royals go on to win this World Series, we can look back at a moment in Game 3 on Friday night that might just tell the whole story. First, though, let's push the pause button and rewind to 2011 to understand how far these Royals have... Read More »

Game 3 Did you know: Holland ties postseason saves record

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Here is a look at a number of interesting facts and figures from Friday night's Game 3, including just how important a Game 3 victory is when a Series is previously tied 1-1 and how Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie now finds himself in the same company as... Read More »